Robotics truly has worldwide appeal, and that was very apparent with over 17 entrants from international countries competing at this year’s event.
When combat roboticists are in the off-season, they take some of that technology and build race cars. Find out what happened when Team KISS Robotics and Team Plumb Crazy joined forces at a recent event.
Explore some unconventional ways of creating robots that can learn to solve problems on their own.
Experiences with each type of printer are summarized, and a list of 13 tips to keep in mind when buying a 3D printer are given to wrap up this series.
In this second installment, Team Walk Like a Man describes the mechanical design of their Track D entry hopeful, Watson.
Learn about interfacing switches to the ArdBot II, along with how to use the info these sensors provide to interactively command the robot’s motors.
by Bryce Woolley, Evan Woolley
You can build a robot out of pretty much anything, but if you find yourself debating between general categories like wood or plastic or metal, this is the article for you.
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In a recent issue of SERVO, I wrote about scaling up my successful six pound Mantisweight class flipper Threecoil into a 30 pound Sportsman class robot.
The National Robotics League (NRL) 2013 Championships held in Indianapolis this last May, featured 48 robots built by nearly 200 students from 25 schools across the US.
Eleven teams brought a total of five 150 gram Fleaweights, 11 one pound Antweights, and six three pound Beetleweights to compete in three brutal double elimination tournaments.
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Young up and comer, 12 year old Chad Savage from Edinburg Twp., OH took third place in the Ant class at the 2013 HORD (House of Robotic Destruction) tournament held in Brunswick, OH.