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January 2015

Servo Magazine

Tired Of Robots That Look Like Toys?

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Features

The Robot You’ve Always Wanted

Would you prefer a robot with some human-like features and capabilities? Well, this new series will show you how to build the robot you’ve always wanted at a price you can afford. We’ll begin with the physical construction.


So, What is a MakerCon?

This annual event “by makers, for makers” can give you the info you need to bring your cool robot build to market.


Apeiros

Read about this new next-generation, fully open source educational robot that makes a great platform for teaching STEM.


Taking a Look at the Jade Robot

So, just how does Jade stand up to some in-depth scrutiny ... read this product review to find out.


Robot Blinky Lights Made Easy

Controllable colorful lights go beyond just making your robot look super neato. They also make excellent indicators.


RoboCup at 17 ... Robots vs. Renaldo?

The growing popularity of soccer has brought about some bold new goals not only for human players, but in the minds of robotics experts, as well.



Columns

Robytes
by Jeff Eckert
Stimulating Robot Tidbits (01.2015)
• It Really is Brain Surgery • No Tartar Sauce Needed • Get Your Groove On • Bot Gets Personal

GeerHead
by David Geer
ClearPath’s Kingfisher, Husky, and Jackal Utility Robots
Meet three land and water robots that make light(er) work of research, recon, and exploration.

Ask Mr. Roboto
by Dennis Clark
Your Problems Solved Here (01.2015)
Report on a “merger” between three innovative gadgets: the Digilent chipKIT board series, the 4D Systems’ PICadillo, and UECIDE.

Then and Now
by Tom Carroll
Should There be a Robot in Every Home?
When it comes down to it, what exactly is a realistic vision for how robots will interact with us in our homes?




Combat Zone

BUILD REPORT: Nyx v2 Part 3: Weapons

in The Combat Zone

With the base of the machine done and working as desired, it was time to start on the weapon modules.


EVENT REPORT: Franklin Institute 2014

in The Combat Zone

Coverage of the Franklin Institute 2014 event.


BUILD REPORT: Slade

in The Combat Zone

Slade - A 3D printed SL-anted bl-ADE robot.