What do you do with two wheelchair motors, a welder, and a desire to learn robotics? You build a freakin’ Tie Fighter. At least, that’s what Allan Carver does. Allan is one of our loyal customers and is sharing with us some details about his latest project that went viral […]
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RobotShop is happy to participate in Force Friday 2017. We’re excited to share with you today brand new products and exceptional discounts! Build your own Droid ™ with the Droid Inventor Kit from littleBits With the new Droid Inventor Kit, kids can create their own R2 unit and bring it […]
For many of us, R2D2 was one of the first “real” robots we wanted to “get to know” as a robot friend (sorry C3P0, you were just too opinionated). Tony Dyson was the master builder of the R2D2 droid, and he passed away on March 4, 2016 at the young age of 68.
When we think about Star Wars tech, we think about 3 things: light sabers, spaceships and of course, droids! The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie is set to hit the big screen on December 18th 2015. The movie is not even out yet and a new character is getting every Star Wars fan’s attention: BB-8. The good news is that Disney teamed up with Sphero to bring this new robot to life!
Humans tend to think that impersonating a robot is simply a matter of moving stiffly and talking in a silly way. In the hilarious video below, Simon Peg and Nick Frost impersonate two of the best known robots in the world, namely R2D2 and C3PO, which can be very challenging. Via College Humor.
A paper presented by a group of computer engineers from Vanderbilt University at the Humanoids Conference in Nashville describes how robots can be used to diagnose and treat emergency room patients. While human would still take care of the most serious patients, the robots will be able to diagnose and sometimes even treat the other patients. For […]