UAV Flights / Restrictions / Suggestions
Posted on September 16, 2014
By Coleman Benson & filled under RobotShop.
Drones / UAVs are becoming very popular; the onboard flight controllers are increasingly intelligent and capable, prices for UAVs are dropping and people of all ages are becoming involved. Even small UAVs which fit in your hand can easily reach several hundred feet above the ground and the technology has quickly surpassed any regulations which [...]
Robo Sapiens: Witnessing the Evolution of the Human Race
Posted on August 28, 2014
By Mario Tremblay & filled under Cyborgs, Exoskeleton, Humanoids, Science, Sport, Wearable Technology.
In many ways, the human race has advanced radically in a very short period of time. People born with missing limbs can now live full and “normal” lives, as can those who have suffered injuries and amputations. This is a far cry from the days when an amputated leg meant either life with a [...]
Maker Camp 2014 – Science and Technology
Posted on August 05, 2014
By Jeffrey Arcand & filled under Arduino, Entertainment, Toys, Transport.
Each year, Make has an online summer camp covering many topics relevant for makers. This year’s Maker Camp in currently in full swing (July 7th-August 15th) and includes many interactive discussions on Google Hangout. Last week’s theme was Science & Technology, and it covered electronics and robotics 3 out of the 5 days! Although [...]
Leap Motion Controller and Advanced Human Input Devices
Posted on July 07, 2014
By Coleman Benson & filled under Consumer Robotics, Robotic News, RobotShop.
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 [...]
Ecovacs Deebot D77 Unboxing
Posted on May 30, 2014
By Julie Gendron & filled under Consumer Robotics, Domestic, Vacuum.
The Deebot D77 system will change everything you thought you knew about robotic vacuums. It is the first 3-in-1 robot in it’s class to empty itself automatically when it returns to it’s docking station. You therefore no longer need to empty the dust bin after every few cleaning cycles. The canister is much larger and [...]