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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. Are you dreading mowing the lawn? Robot lawn mowers have been around for some time now, and almost all of them operate the same way. However, in the Spring of 2009 we all witnessed the latest revelation in lawn mowing technology with the Spyder LB1200. The […]

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The RobotShop tech team released a new video for their Ultimate Challenge. If you were at all curious how the Neato XV-11 performed in the RobotShop Ultimate Challenge, then this post is for you. RobotShop has done the tests, compiled the results, and put it all together for you. The  findings may (or may not) surprise you. […]

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The RobotShop Ultimate Challenge is moving along quickly now; the Roomba 500 series has completed all the tests and its final score is now available. If you recall, the robot vacuums are being scored by 15 different performance tests: how well they pick up debris, how fast they clean, how loud they are, etc. With […]

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Yesterday I received a preview copy of Robot Magazine’s "premier issue." After having seen it in very rough form during RoboNexus, I have to say that the actual print version is even more impressive. For those of you familiar with RC Driver or Fly RC, Robot Magazine will be from the same publisher, Maplegate Media, […]

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The folks at McGraw Hill graciously sent me a copy of Edwin Wise’s new book, Robotics Demystified, for me to review. Unfortunately, I got it right around the time that I left for Hong Kong (study abroad) and I’m just now getting around to actually reviewing it. The title calls it a “self-teaching guide” and […]

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Here’s a review of Robot Builder’s Sourcebook, by Gordon McComb. A few months back Gordon McComb, the author of Robot Builder’s Bonanza, the extremely popular robotics book, contact me about his latest work, the Robot Builder’s Sourcebook. In this e-mail he said, "[it] lists 2,500+ robotics resource[s] … " Needless to say that really got […]