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Meet Cannybots: 3D Printable Robot Cars Blowing Up on Kickstarter
By Steve Crowe · 29 September, 2015 • New Cannybots robot race cars have launched on Kickstarter, combiningslot car racing with Lego-style assembly. Cannybots are 3D printable, open source Bluetooth-enabled toy cars that can be controlled using tablets, smartphones, and a Raspberry Pi.
Robo Wunderkind Programmable Robot Kit Launches on Kickstarter
By Steve Crowe · 21 September, 2015 • Robo Wunderkind, a new programmable robotics kit for kids, has launched on Kickstarter. The kit is compatible with LEGO blocks and connects to Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth. Once children have mastered the basics of coding, they can move on to program their robot with Scratch, a programming language for kids developed at MIT.
How to Bring Quality STEM Education to All
By MIT News · 8 September, 2015 • MIT hosts a discussion on scaling STEM education through the use of technology. During the "Scaling STEM," MIT says its mission is to make education scalable, adaptable, and attainable to a wide variety of people around the world.
10 Great Robots for Beginners
By RT Staff · 4 September, 2015 • If you are a beginner at robotics and want to take your interest further, we've rounded up the top 10 best robots that are great for a head-start.
10 Best Educational Robot Kits
By Makeblock · 1 September, 2015 • A look at 10 of the most popular robot kits that make it easier and more fun for kids to learn about programming and robotics.
Win a Vortex Open-Source Robot
By RT Staff · 1 September, 2015 • The Vortex robot from DFRobot is designed to make learning robotics fun for children. We're giving one away as kids are heading back to school. Enter today.
Superhero-Inspired Robot Hand Wins James Dyson Award
By Steve Crowe · 25 August, 2015 • Open Bionics, maker of a 3D-printed robotic hand that can be made faster and at a lower cost than current alternatives, has won the 2015 James Dyson Award in the UK.
4 Reasons Programming Robots is Difficult
By Jason Ernst · 21 August, 2015 • Initiative such as the Robot Operation System and OpenCV are making it easier to program robots, there is a need for standard methods for connecting sensors, motors, actuators, cameras and other components to robots. The state of robotics software is somewhat like computers before “plug-and-play” was invented.
Transwheel Robots an Alternative to Amazon Delivery Drones
By RT Staff · 21 August, 2015 • Transwheel robots look like unicycles, using one self-balancing wheel and a robotic arm to pick up and carry packages. The electric robot could work alone to deliver small packages or in a group to deliver large packages.
Factory Robot Kills Worker in India
By RT Staff · 14 August, 2015 • Twenty-four-year-old Ramji La was reportedly stabbed and electrocuted while adjusting a metal sheet being welded by a robotic arm at a car parts factory in India. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
MIT ‘Beerbots’ Fetch Beers While You Sit on the Couch
By Adam Connor-Simmons, CSAIL · 11 August, 2015 • MIT's Beerbots show off improved planning algorithms for handling uncertainty as three robots collaborate to deliver drinks.
10 Most Funded Robots Ever on Indiegogo
By RT Staff · 11 August, 2015 • More robots are launching on crowdfunding websites such as Indiegogo. We compiled the 10 most successfully funded robots on Indiegogo, including drones, 3D printers, and more.
How Robotics is Impacting Education
By Ricky Ye, CEO, DFRobot · 6 August, 2015 • Over the next five years, STEM education will have an even bigger impact on the knowledge structure for innovation, spurring the next generation of innovators. As STEM courses become core curriculum, robots will serve as the central force.
Can Sphero SPRK a Youth Movement in Robotics?
By RT Staff · 5 August, 2015 • Sphero SPRK is designed to inspire tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Powered by a new app experience, kids give their robot the orders with visual blocks representing code.
Get This ARDX Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle for 85% Off
By RT Staff · 24 July, 2015 • The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit, which allows users to tackle 13 projects with a complete beginner's guide, is on sale for $75.99 or savings of $520.

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