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DIY Hacks & How To’s: Remote Control with an Arduino

Most of the buttons on a remote control are never used. So why not use them to control appliances and other electronics around your house. In this project, I am going to show you how to use an Arduino to decode the signal from your remote and use it to make an outlet switch that can turn your …

DIY Arduino Bluetooth Programming Shield

If you’ve ever wished you could program your Arduino without lugging a USB cable around, wanted to put an Arduino project somewhere out-of-reach but still be able to easily upload changes to it, thought about building a project that interfaces with an Android phone, or contemplated a way to get …

Google Makes Lego Even Cooler

A partnership between Google and Lego has ushered in a new age of virtual block-play: Build with Chrome. The venture was announced on the Google Chrome Blog on Jan. 28, where they explained, “There’s something pretty amazing about being able to piece together your ideas with just a collection of …

$35k 'affordable' robot is powered by Ubuntu, controlled by PS3 controller - ExtremeTech

$35k ‘affordable’ robot is powered by Ubuntu, controlled by PS3 controller<p>By on October 23, 2013 at 9:31 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Robotics

Lay Back And Clean Your House With Swarming Micro Robot Cleaners

The winner of the Electrolux Design contest features these tiny, bug-like robots that will do your chores for you. The future can’t come soon enough.<p>Nobody likes cleaning the house. So why not get a flying robot to do it, right? That’s what 23-year-old Adrian Perez Zapata thought too. Except he’s …

Former Googler Opens Crowdfunding Campaign To Teach Kids To Code With A Cute, Blinking Bot

File this under “holiday gifts for next year”. A startup called Play-i has opened a crowdfunding campaign to put into production a pair of educational robots that teach children the basics of coding from a young age.<p>The project comes from Vikas Gupta, Google’s former head of consumer payments, who …

Here's That Amazon Delivery Drone That You Won't Actually See For A Long Time

If Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has anything to say about it, the world’s largest online retailer will be flying your packages to your house by aerial drone in a few years, according to a well-orchestrated story Sunday night on <i>60 Minutes</i>. No, this is not a joke, unlike that Tacocopter last year. “One …

Can a toy robot teach kids computer programming?

Veterans from Apple and Google launch a crowdfunding campaign to find out<p>In late 2012, Vikas Gupta left his job as head of the consumer payments division at Google and set out to discover what he would do with the rest of his life. He'd recently had a daughter, and he knew his next venture would …

Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones

<b>Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun hiring staff to develop its own product.</b><p>A spokesman confirmed the effort was being headed up by Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system.<p>The spokesman was unwilling …

Robotics

Google acquires Boston Dynamics, a leading robotics company | Ars Technica

The makers of BigDog, AlphaDog, and Petman join Google.<p>A few days ago, word got out that Google was building a robotics division. Now, it's already …

Why Does Google Need So Many Robots? To Jump From The Web To The Real World

Why does Google need robots? Because it already rules your pocket. The mobile market, except for the slow rise of wearables, is saturated. There are millions of handsets around the world, each one connected to the Internet and most are running either Android or iOS. Except for incremental updates …

NASA's next robot rover squishes like a child's toy

Super Ball Bot benefits from a bouncy design<p>In order to land on the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity went through seven minutes of terror: it plummeted from the sky at 13,000 miles per hour, with only a supersonic parachute and a set of rocket motors to keep it from becoming a crater. …

Ozobot: Tiny autonomous gaming robots for tablets and beyond

The Ozobot robots are looking to cross the bridge between digital and physical gaming worlds, all while adding a charming bit of randomness to the occasion.<p>LAS VEGAS -- The Ozobot is a little, vaguely spherical robot who just wants to know if you can come out and play. Looking a bit like a …

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CES 2014: Parrot Unveils 'MiniDrone' and 'Jumping Sumo' iOS Controlled Vehicles

Parrot, the company behind the iPhone-controlled AR.Drone Wi-Fi quadricopter, revealed two new products at CES 2014 including the MiniDrone, a smaller version of the AR.Drone, and the Jumping Sumo, a robotic car with individually controlled wheels.<p>Like Parrot's other products, the MiniDrone is …

Ozobot lets you play iPad games with an 'intelligent' robot

Nintendo's Robotic Operating Buddy is finally getting a proper successor — only this time it's for your mobile device. Unveiled today at CES 2014, the new Ozobot platform is described as an "intelligent robot" that can be used for both physical and digital gaming. The tiny, 1-inch-tall machine is …

MiP is a balancing robot that works with your smartphone

Robotics company WowWee has brought its latest fun invention to the floor of ShowStoppers here in Las Vegas. MiP is a $99.99 toy-sized robot that's programmed to do pretty much whatever you want it to. In its default behavior, MiP responds to a user's claps and other hand gestures. Moving to other …

Five Sweet Robots Announced During Pre-CES 2014

Parrot announced the Jumping Sumo, a two-wheeled leaping bot, and MiniDrone, the budget build of its popular big brother AR.Drone 2. Both are …

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CES 2014: Hands-on w/ Parrot’s Jumping Sumo insect robot toy (Video)

Yesterday we gave you our hands-on demo video of the latest MiniDrone quadricopter from Parrot, and today we got a demo of the new Parrot Jumping Sumo: a Wi-Fi connected “insect robot” toy that can turn on a dime and jump up to 30 inches.It’s controlled via an iOS app, packs in a gyroscope and …

Here Are Some Of The Quirkiest Robots In Production Right Now

As we cruised the showroom at CES in early 2014, we didn't see any robots quite that amazing, but we did meet some quirky machines that promised to help with everything from doing chores to partying hard.<p>Here are some of our favorites.

Robotics

This Is What A Robot Brain Looks Like

The pair behind Rex, Mike Lewis and Kartik Tiwarti, met while both were studying robotics at Carnegie Mellon. They dreamed of a DIY robot processing …

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Finally, a Drone You Can Own

Remote-controlled aircraft hobbyists have been trying to MacGyver small digital cameras to their airborne contraptions for years. Chinese …