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The AUVSI Foundation is well known for running many international student robotics competitions. The RoboSub competition is one of the largest outdoor international competitions that has been running annually since 1998. In this competition, university students must build a fully autonomous robotic vehicle to complete an obstacle course underwater. In […]

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Maritime RobotX Challenge

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“Sid” is Si digital’s latest interactive remotely-controlled robotic arm. According to their website: “Sid was created as one of our many hack weeks here at Si digital. The underlying objective is always to create something as a team that we wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to do with client work. […]

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Sid Robot arm game

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The Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013 is currently taking place. The hacking marathon where participants compete to create the best cloud monitoring robotic application started on April 6th and will be ending on the 14th of the same month. So far 29 teams from all around the world are hard at work […]

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2013 Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon Participants Map

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Bots High Remember BattleBots? The TV show where two remote controlled robots would enter a weaponized arena and fight it out for 3 minutes or until one stopped moving. The name “Bots High” is a combination of “Robots” and “High School”. Well, even though the show ended, the competitions have […]

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We reported on the DARPA Humanoid Challenge before, but now we finally have a video that shows what would be the ideal winner of the contest, as imagined by the Universities behind the HUBO humanoid robot. Of course this is just an animation showing a perfect scenario, but as far […]

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HUBO holding a powertool

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As we reported before, DARPA issued its latest challenge where they will require a humanoid robot to complete a series of tasks (worthy of an action movie) which include driving a car, breaking down a wall, and using tools – all with the goal of “saving the day” during a mock industrial accident. […]

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The 2012 Robot Film Festival took place last weekend (on July 14th) in New York. The festival opened with a per-screening of the upcoming movie Robot & Frank, winner of the Sundance Film Festival. The festival features a myriad of short films featuring robots of all kinds, and they are all available […]

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