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From the Editor of the Combat Zone

February 16 

From my first involvement in this sport, just at the end of the BattleBots™ run on Comedy Central, through the gradual decline of “big bot” events into a persistent few, the explosive growth of “small bot” events, and now, into “The Second Age of Television,” it’s been quite a ride.

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These Robots Come to the Rescue after a Disaster

September 15 

When disaster strikes, who's first on the scene? More and more, it’s a robot. In her lab, Robin Murphy builds robots that fly, tunnel, swim and crawl through disaster scenes, helping firefighters and rescue workers save more lives safely — and help communities return to normal up to three years faster.
 

 

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It’s ParkerBot!

August 15 

It’s ParkerBot! was featured in the article "Animatronics for the Do-It-Yourselfer" by Steve Koci found in the September 2015 issue. Here is a video demo of ParkerBot sneaking around the neighborhood, getting ready to scare some kids! 

Posted on 08/15 at 12:12 pm



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BeaglePilot 2.0: Making Underwater Drones

June 15 

The aim of the project is to create an open hardware underwater vehicle based on BeagleBone Black. The project will involve using the OpenROV code base and the APM, to provide autopilot capabilities. ROS will be used as a bridge (mavros) to interface with the APM. The project will enable hobbyists to get access to a low cost, easy to use and open hardware underwater vehicle platform with autopilot capabilities which they can modify according to their needs and requirements.

Posted on 06/15 at 8:55 am



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New industrial robotics accelerator launches today

May 15 

London, U.K. – 7 May 2015 – You live and learn, but robots do neither. Are you the one to change that? Innovation platform The IdeaHub is recruiting robotics innovators worldwide to take up a unique opportunity to pitch their ideas to world leading industrial robotics manufacturer, ABB Robotics.

Posted on 05/15 at 9:05 am



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Vote for A.N.A. (Autonomous Nurse Assistant)!

May 15 

Great news, the students this year from the Robotics Inventors Club won the category for their age group in the Smithsonian Invent it challenge beating out thousands of entrants from across the WORLD!!! They aren't done yet though… They need our HELP! And all your family, friends, classmates to get Robotics Inventors Club votes up so they can get the Smithsonian choice winner as well.  Voting ends May 3rd, please post, tweet, email anyone and everyone you can. Let's bring these little robot inventors home winners!

Scroll down to vote for A.N.A. (Autonomous Nurse Assistant), Vote HERE

 

Posted on 05/15 at 10:08 am



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Kickstarter: PLEN2

April 15 

PLEN2 is a robot kit consisting control boards, servomotors and accessories that you can put together yourself. You do not need any technical knowledge and special tools. What you need to build this robot is just a screwdriver. When you complete it, PLEN2 is approx.7.87in tall and weighs approx.21.16ozwith 18 joints and it is highly maneuverable. 3D data for the main components of the robot are provided at free of charge.Thus, using a 3D printer, anyone can customize the data and make their own original parts.

Posted on 04/15 at 3:18 pm



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50 Days until DRC Finals in Pomona, CA

April 15 

Meet 1 of the 25 entries; RoboSimian, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's official entry at the DARPA Robotics Challenge in December 2013.  Also known as "Clyde," the robot is is four-footed, but can also stand on two feet. It has four general-purpose limbs and hands capable of both mobility and manipulation. It came in 5th place out of 16 entries. Robosimian will compete again in the 2015 finals that will be held at Pomona Fairplex on June 4-5. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

Posted on 04/15 at 9:00 am



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Party with Robots that Can Perform Surgery, Protect Warriors in Combat

April 15 

(PALO ALTO, CA) – The hottest robotic startups and the coolest robotic technology will be on display for all to see on April 8 at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party hosted by WilmerHale law firm and Silicon Valley Robotics, a professional association that supports innovation in robotic technologies.

Posted on 04/15 at 9:30 am



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The Largest Robotics Exhibition on the East Coast

April 15 

The largest Robotics Exhibition on the east coast, organized by Infamous Robotics LLC of Virginia, will take place tomorrow, April 3rd at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. from 10am-3pm.

Posted on 04/15 at 10:46 am