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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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Kickstarter: PLEN2


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.

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Disposable Drones


June 2015
By Bryan Bergeron

When I made my first foray into the world of quadcopter drones, the cost of entry for a DYI drone was a little over $1,500. There was the nine-channel controller and receiver ($350), the quad structure ($100), the four motors ($200), microcontroller with sensors ($400), motor controllers ($180), and a good supply of lithium batteries and charger ($300). Commercial options were both limited and at least double the price. Then, came offerings from the likes of Parrot with their $300 drone, and affordable kits such as the $600 Parallax quadcopter — which required an R/C radio, batteries, and charger for a complete drone.

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