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The Resurgence of Neural Networks
By MIT News · 19 April, 2017 • MIT explains neural networks and how deep learning has led to the recent revival of neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years.
DIYer Builds Arduino-based Dustbuster Robot Vacuum
By RT Staff · 27 September, 2016 • A DIYer uses four motors for locomotion, an Arduino Uno, IR and ultrasonic sensors and a dusbuster to create a robot vacuum that avoids obstacles and cleans floors.
3 Unique Approaches to Robot Locomotion
By Jeremy S. Cook · 22 September, 2016 • Robots that are free to move around their environment generally use wheels, tracks, or multiple legs to get around. But those aren't the only methods. Just like animals, some robots have very unconventional ways of moving.
6 Awesome DIY Walking Robots
By Jeremy S. Cook · 31 August, 2016 • Whether your walking robot has two, four or six legs, there are lots of ways to approach building it. Here's a roundup of DIY walking robots to get your creative juices flowing.
11 Principles of Animation Bring Jibo to Life
By Team Jibo · 7 August, 2015 • Jibo’s design team borrowed from the classic principles of animation to bring the family robot to life. Here's how Jibo applies those principles.
How to Turn Apple Watch Packaging into a Drone
By Steve Crowe · 26 June, 2015 • A DIYer builds a flyable drone out of the packaging for an Apple Watch. Here's how.
MIT’s Cutting-Edge Approach to Robot Control for DARPA Finals
By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office · 11 June, 2015 • MIT didn't win the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, but the team still feels victorious after developing and testing its cutting-edge algorithm to control robots.

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