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The iPhone controlled flying robot, AR-Drone, which was debuted at CES this year, now has a price tag. Parrot has announced that the autonomous quadracopter will retail for $300 USD and be available in September. While Gizmodo says, “ouch!”, we say “wow!” because I was fully expecting a >$500 price tag, considering that the vehicle […]

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Dan Kara, president of Robotics Trends, just emailed me to let me and you readers know that there’s a free Robotics Virtual Summit going on tomorrow, June 16th, 2010 from 9AM – 6PM EST. It will feature presentations from MobileRobots, Inc.,  NASA Ames Research Center, 5D Robotics, Inc., National Instruments and others. Here’s a list […]

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Ok folks, I know it’s taken a while, but the results are finally in and we now have winners for the GoRobotics 10th anniversary giveaway! I’m super excited about this and very grateful to our prizes sponsors: Pololu Solarbotics , Vex Robotics, Apress, and No Starch Press. Before listing the winners let me say a few words […]

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While doing my morning reading, I came across this gem of a device. It’s a DB9 pin-compatible USB port. That means for every board you have that originally took a DB9-style serial port, you can now drop in this device and have USB access instead. Inside the connector is FTDI’s ubiquitous USB-to-serial converter chip. Too […]

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Mass High Tech has posted an interview with iRobot’s CEO, Colin Angle, on their plans for the future. Angle discusses their plans to combat the “demographic shift” of a 4:1 caregiver to care-needer ratio to a 1:1 ratio in the next 20 years. In other words, in the next 20 years, there will be a […]

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