Leap Motion Controller and Advanced Human Input Devices
Posted on July 07, 2014
By Coleman Benson & filled under Electronics, Research, Telepresence.
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 [...]
The 2013 Robot Christmas Gift Guide!
Posted on November 21, 2013
By Julie Gendron & filled under Domestic, Entertainment, Pet Care, Toys, Vacuum.
Christmas season is just around the corner, and it’s time to send Santa your gift list. Why not select robotic gifts to help with household chores, to play, to build or even to experiment with. Here’s our top suggestions for robotic gifts for 2013. We’ve featured 10 great ideas that will make excellent gifts for [...]
The Future of Robotics, As Forbes Sees It
Posted on September 14, 2012
By Carlos Asmat & filled under Industry.
The Forbes web site started a new column about the future of robotics. Unlike other news sources, instead of focusing on the latest technological advances and research, they are interested in the real-world application of robotic technology. In other words, they will describe how robotic companies are using the technology to create practical applications in the heath, military and entertainment industries. [...]
Real Steel Giveaway! Real Steal?
Posted on January 25, 2012
By RB1 & filled under Competitions, RobotShop.
Us, robot geeks, love robot movies (…even if we sometimes complain about inaccuracies and fallacies), and Real Steel is a great robot movie now available on DVD and Blue-ray. So, in order to satisfy both your cravings for robots and your desire for entertainment, we are giving away three Blue Ray + DVD copies of Real Steel! FREE MOVIE?! WANT! That [...]
Professional Development Platforms
Posted on January 23, 2012
By Coleman Benson & filled under Robotics Projects & Kits.
Professional Development Platforms Professional development platforms are ideally suited to higher level education and research institutions. Increasingly, educational and research institutions are looking past the hardware to focus solely on robot intelligence. Professional platforms are essentially mobile computers, and have most of the components you would find in a standard PC (including video output, [...]