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Self-Driving Cars Meet Rubber Duckies in ‘Duckietown’
By Steve Crowe · 20 April, 2016 • "Duckietown" is model town created by an MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory class where students built a fleet of 50 "Duckiebot" self-driving taxis that can drive around the model city with just a single on-board camera and no pre-programmed maps.
Ziro Gesture-Controlled Robot Kit Launches on Indiegogo
By Steve Crowe · 19 April, 2016 • The Ziro gesture-controlled robotics kit lets you design, build and animate robots, controlling them with the lift of a finger or a flick of the wrist.
Podcast: Meet the NFL’s Biggest STEM Advocate
By Steve Crowe · 11 April, 2016 • Off the field, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum Jr. is a global ambassador for STEM education. He joins the Robotics Trends Show to discuss how to bring a quality STEM education to all children.
Watch ARTI3 Ground Robot Conquer Stairs
By RT Staff · 22 March, 2016 • Transcend Robotics' ARTI3 uses an upwards and downwards articulating joint between two motorized sections to overcome obstacles without flipping over, skilled human prepositioning or additional traversal software and electronics.
5 Robots Seeking Your Crowdfunding Support
By Steve Crowe · 23 February, 2016 • A roundup of the hottest robotics projects currently raising money on Indiegogo and Kickstarter.
NASA Needs Your Help With a Space Station Robot
By Steve Crowe · 22 January, 2016 • NASA needs help building a robotic arm for Astrobee, a free-flying robot the space agency is making to live aboard the International Space Station.
Customizable CellRobot is 100 Robots in One
By Steve Crowe · 14 January, 2016 • We get hands on with CellRobot, a customizable modular robot that can be assembled in hundreds of different combinations to perform many tasks.
LEGO WeDo 2.0 Teaches Kids to Love Robotics
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • LEGO's WeDo 2.0 robotics kit comes with a number of Lego bricks and uses a drag-and-drop interface for writing basic applications. The kit also includes a Bluetooth Low Energy-based hub that connects to a motor, as well as motion and tilt sensors.
Robotics Gaining Momentum as Sanctioned High School Sport
By Steve Crowe · 11 December, 2015 • The University Interscholastic League has partnered with FIRST and BEST Robotics to sanctioned robotics competitions that will culminate in two new statewide championships.
Sphero, CWIST Partner on Robotics Educational Community
By RT Staff · 11 December, 2015 • Sphero is using CWIST's web platform to power the SPRK Lightning Lab, an online educational community that teaches anyone how to program Sphero robots.
PBS KIDS ScratchJr App Teaches Coding Concepts
By MIT News · 4 December, 2015 • Developed in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and Tufts University, the PBS KIDS ScratchJr app helps children ages 5-8 learn coding concepts.
10 Popular Robot Toys for Christmas 2015
By Steve Crowe · 4 December, 2015 • Looking for the perfect robot toy for your child? Here are the hottest robot toys for the 2015 Christmas season that are entertaining and educational.
Nearly 100M Consumer Robots Will be Sold in Next 5 Years
By Steve Crowe · 24 November, 2015 • According to a new report from Tractica, annual shipments of consumer robots will increase from 6.6 million units in 2015 to 31.2 million units worldwide by 2020, with a cumulative total of 96.7 million consumer robots shipped during that period. The fastest growth will occur in robotic personal assistants.
Parenting in the Tech Age: How Tech in the Classroom Will Impact the Playroom
By Ricky Ye, Founder & CEO, DFRobot · 14 November, 2015 • By introducing STEM-learning concepts such as programming, coding and robotics, parents can open the doors of the maker movement.
UC Davis Releases Free Tools for Teaching Robotics
By RT Staff · 15 October, 2015 • The University of California, Davis has released free robotics and computing tools for teachers, including the RoboBlockly web-based simulator that uses a simple puzzle-piece interface to program virtual Linkbot and Lego robots. Constructing programs with blocks also generates code that can control real robots.

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