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Nerd buzzword apocalypse: Here’s a Wi-Fi Arduino phone-controlled robot on Kickstarter

Here’s a little something special for your Thursday evening:<p>The RK-1 is an Arduino-powered, Wi-Fi capable motorized robot you can control with an iOS or Android device.<p>From the Kickstarter page:<p>The control board on the robot is built on the Arduino hardware/software architecture, which is open …

Pentagon Project Wants To Decrease Human Control Of Drones

The U.S. Defense Department has launched a research initiative aimed at potentially building autonomous robots in a few years — machines increasingly able to perform a greater range of tasks without human intervention.<p>"The projects that were selected cut across at the fundamental cutting edge of …

RK-1 Robot Is A Wireless Arduino Mobile Robot For iOS & Android (video)

If you are looking for a neat little robot you can control from your iOS or Android device, you might be interested in the new RK-1 robot which has …

Official RC robotic transformers coming soon?

Remember the robotic Transformer shown off by Brave Robotics at last year's Tokyo Maker Faire? It seems the toy caught the eye of official Transformers toy maker Tomy, which is now working with Brave Robotics to create a commercial line, according to Italian hobby news Web site Hobby Media.<p>Tomy, …

Robotics

PM controls bomb disposal robot

David Cameron took the controls of a bomb disposal robot as he visited troops on the front line in Afghanistan.<p><b>Prime Minister</b> David Cameron was shown a remote-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) detection unit, during his visit to Camp Bastion in Helmand province, <b>Afghanista</b>n to coincide …

Operations in China will soon be performed by American doctors in Texas, via robots

A new partnership between two hospitals in China and the US will soon have Chinese patients on an operating table with a robot standing over them. At the controls will be a US doctor in Texas.<p>The Shenzhen People’s Hospital in China and the Methodist Hospital in Houston have agreed to work together …

Robotics

T8 robot tarantula gives everyone the willies

The T8 is powered by 26 Hitec HS-35HD servo motors (three in each leg, and additional servos to wiggle its abdomen). This a fairly small servo type …