The RocketSkates are electrical motorized skates making them a new addition to automated personal transportation. We will have two models available for sale on the RobotShop website by the end of April; the R-8 model and the R-10 model. The model that we will be unboxing in this post is the R-6 […]
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 […]
Google announced recently that its self-driving car project is moving to the next phase: they are building electric prototypes with no steering wheels or pedals, just Go and Stop buttons. These vehicles will be tested in the state of California, who just approved new laws for prototype autonomous cars. Here is a short video of how the new Google Car works.
As we wait for a future where cars autonomously park themselves after they have transported us around, it is currently possible to get your car parked by a giant robot. Automated parking towers are able to store a vast number of cars very efficiently (saving time and space). These towers […]
At RobotShop, we’re lucky enough to see hexapod robots every day, but sometimes there are some hexapods which are more impressive than others. We recently discovered “Mantis”, a 2.8m tall, two ton hexapod vehicle created by Micromagic Systems. The project took four years to create, and as you can see […]
The Japanese did it again. This time they are fulfilling the dream of pretty much any robotic geek: to have your own functional giant Battle Mech that can be piloted by a grown adult and used to cruise through the city and defeat all your arch-enemies. Suidobashi heavy industry developed […]
The giant Internet retailer Amazon announced earlier this week the acquisition of Kiva Systems, the creators of a ground-breaking robotic order fulfillment system. The transaction will amount to a whooping 775 M$. See the video below to have a better understanding of why Amazon believes this robotic company is worth so much to them. This […]
Volvo keeps innovating with their safety and autonomous driving technology. We remember the autonomous urban trains from some time ago, now they have developed what they call “City Safety Technology” for their 2011 S60 This technology basically monitors the car’s surroundings and applies the brakes should another car or a pedestrian be in […]