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BeaglePilot 2.0: Making Underwater Drones

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.

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New industrial robotics accelerator launches today

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.

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

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!

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Can Your Robot Handle the Heat?

July 2015
By Bryan Bergeron

I’m working with a team of engineers on a DOD-sponsored project to develop a physiologically accurate robot the size and shape of an adult male. As you might expect, there are a number of challenges such as how to pump fluid “blood” from the torso to the arms and legs while maintaining a physiologically accurate pulse, as well as how to provide a realistic sucking wound in a scenario where the chest is penetrated with a piece of shrapnel from an IED. There are dozens of servos, solenoids, microcontrollers, pumps, and hundreds of sensors in the design.

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