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By & filed under Drone, Toys, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Hi All, We are proud to show you our latest Mini Quadcopter, the Hubsan FPV Mini Quadcopter. It is a little drone packed with a lot of nice features, including: • Latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity • Permits super stable flight • Lightweight airframe with good durability • Instant / continuous video […]

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Hubsan FPV Mini - 01

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What has a pair of seven degree of freedom robotic arms, 360 degree sonar and inherited a bunch of robust features from its industrial “father”? Why, the Baxter Research Robot of course! This next generation educational / research tool combines features normally found only on expensive industrial robots with highly versatile software into an affordable […]

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Baxter Research Robot Front View

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The Hokuyo scanning sensors are great 2D obstacle scanners. They can be used in fixed locations to detect if an object enters its scan area, and can be used on mobile platforms that need to do obstacle detection and avoidance as they move. There are two categories of sensors: outdoor sensors that have ranges up […]

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Hokuyo UST-10LX Scanning Laser Rangefinder

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I am proud to say that in 1996 I was part of a NATO-led multinational force in Bosnia and Herzegovina tasked with demining and bomb disposal. As a combat engineer with the Implementation Force (IFOR), our job was both extremely exhilarating and absolutely frightening. If you have seen any of the Hurt Locker movies, you […]

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bomb-suit-robot

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By & filed under Industry, Research, Robotics Projects & Kits, Swarm.

It has been a few years since RobotShop released the original DFRobotShop Rover, and we continue to be amazed and delighted with what people are using them to do. Recently German researchers used the DFRobotShop Rover as well as additional parts (light sensor, camera, software) to mimic the simple nervous system of an insect (using […]

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Spiking Neural Network

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When we first saw Robotis release their new line of professional (and large) Dynamixel Pro servo motors, we knew it would not be long until they were used to create larger humanoids. So, not long after their release, “THOR” was revealed; Robotis’ child-sized humanoid entry into the DARPA humanoid challenge. The latest iteration of this […]

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THOR-MANG

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Boston dynamics unveiled the “WildCat”; their latest robotic creation. The aptly named robot a can gallop at 16 mph untethered and can maneuver much like its predecessors “BigDog” and “AlphaDog”. You can see its impressive performance in the video below. Did you notice how the operators quickly run from the robot as soon as they […]

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WildCat by Boston Dynamics

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The term “Drone” is becoming more and more popular in everyday conversations due largely to its increased use in militaries around the world. Hobbyists have also jumped on board with the focus being on multi-rotor aircraft which are able to hover in place and be used for surveillance, but never really to add weapons. There […]

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F-16 Fighter Jet