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Sphero SPRK+ Robot Ball Teaches Kids to Love Code
By Steve Crowe · 21 June, 2016 • The Sphero SPRK+ robot ball is designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding.
Podcast: Ricky Ye, STEM Education, Antbo Self-Learning Robot
By Steve Crowe · 21 April, 2016 • Ricky Ye, CEO of DFRobot, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss the growing role of robotics in STEM education and the new Antbo self-learning robot for DIYers.
DFRobot Antbo DIY Robot
By RT Staff · 20 April, 2016 • DFRobot has introduced its Antbo DIY robot designed to teach children and teenagers the basic principles of robotics. Antbo has 30 neurons for self-learning and “bionic” capabilities to analyze and understand its surroundings.
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.
Apple Watch Controls Sphero Robot Ball
By Steve Crowe · 2 February, 2016 • An engineer uses an Apple Watch to control a Sphero robot ball using hand gestures.
WowWee Shows New AI-Based Robot Toys at CES
By Steve Crowe · 4 January, 2016 • WowWee Robotics will debut CHiP the robot dog, R.E.V. AIR drones, and LUMI drones at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
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.
Hasbro’s Robot Cat Reminds Us to Visit Our Grandparents
By Steve Crowe · 18 November, 2015 • Hasbro's new Joy For All line of robotic pets designed to offer companionship to grandma and grandpa. First up in the series is the $99 Companion Pet Cat that has motion and light sensors to respond to touch. It even has "VibraPurr" technology to replicate a "realistic cat purr."
Meet WowWee’s REV App-enabled Robotic Enhanced Vehicles
By RT Staff · 1 November, 2015 • WowWee's Robotic Enhanced Vehicles (REV) smartphone-controlled cars that are built for speed and battle. REVs think and fight for themselves and are equipped with BeaconSense technology, a proprietary indoor GPS system that enables them to sense their surroundings and navigate accordingly. REVs are hardwired to outwit, outplay and outlast YOU, their human opponents.
Will Robot Dogs Replace Man’s Best Friend?
By Steve Crowe · 1 October, 2015 • Robot pets are still in their infancy, but roboticists say they'll one day be able to read your emotions and respond accordingly. Their memory will even be transferable to an upgraded model to give you a companion for life.
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.
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.
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.
Windows 10 Robot Air Hockey a Nice Addition to Your Man Cave
By Steve Crowe · 11 August, 2015 • Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core is designed to run on Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max, two tiny computers popular in robots. To show off what it can do, Microsoft built a robot air hockey table.

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