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Leap Motion Gesture Controller RobotShop recently received samples of the new Leap Motion gesture input device and see incredible potential for use with manipulating virtual objects as well as for control or physical robots. When you first see the Leap Motion device on its own, it’s almost impossible to know what it does. This little […]

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Leapmotion 3D Hand Gesture Control

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  Even today’s young people have heard of Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man, and his girlfriend, The Bionic Woman. After separate accidents, each of them was surgically repaired and enhanced by the government and they became secret agents. Steve Austin could run 60 miles per hour, had arms with the power of a […]

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Examples of Wearable Technology

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For the third year in a row, RobotShop is among the fastest growing companies in Canada, ranking 186th according to the 26th Annual PROFIT 500 ranking. In 2013, RobotShop was ranked 151st, while in 2012 we were ranked 63rd. As a comparison, Industry Canada reports there are around 1.1 million active businesses in Canada. Despite […]

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Profit 2014

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We are proud to announce that RobotShop has recently made changes to shipping rates in order to improve service to customers. From now on, free shipping in North-America will be offered for all orders over $200 before tax instead of $250.This means that all of your favorite products between $200 and $250 will now also have free […]

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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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By & filed under Lynxmotion, Robotic News, RobotShop.

RobotShop is pleased to announce the merge of the Lynxmotion and RobotShop forums. This merge will bring together two popular communities to discuss anything and everything related to robotics. Visit the new forum at http://www.robotshop.com/forum/ Back in September 2012, RobotShop acquired Lynxmotion, and with it, the popular Lynxmotion forum (www.Lynxmotion.net). The Lynxmotion forum not only […]

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New Lynxmotion / RobotShop Forum

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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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  A few months ago, Eric Pinkel contacted RobotShop/Lynxmotion and myself asking if we wanted to be a consultant for their big VTail Medusa project. Very interested and amazed by the work already done by Eric and his team, we immediately stepped in to help whenever they needed it. As a UAV/Drones enthusiast, I really like to see […]

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