A sewer robot that can go the extra mile

A sewer robot that can go the extra mile

NYTimes and USA Today and probably others are running a story about a robot that can lay the last mile of fiber optic cable through the sewer system. These babies (with command truck...
The Rossum Project

The Rossum Project

The Rossum Project hopes to develop a complete set of reliable, ready-to-use free software components for robot builders. They've already produced a two-dimensional simulation environment that can be used to model environments such...
Robo Plane flies Weather or not

Robo Plane flies Weather or not

Seascan could save lives as it scans the weather over oceans. Space.com has a story about a robotic airplane named Seascan that can scan the weather patterns over the oceans to help out sea...
Sony Steps Out With Another Robot (SDR-3X)

Sony Steps Out With Another Robot (SDR-3X)

Check out Sony's prototype SDR-3X a 20" tall walking robot that could well be their next AIBO hit! I believe this was reported before back in November, but Space.com can't get enough of this little Sony walking robot. Sony's new...
EmbedOne Releases StrongARM Board

EmbedOne Releases StrongARM Board

EmbedOne, a Korean company specializing in embedded StrongARM hardware has released a new development board, the EM-110. The new board includes a 287mhz, 32bit StrongARM CPU, 32MB RAM (expanable to 256MB),...
Big Weekend for Competitions

Big Weekend for Competitions

The Canada FIRST Robotics Games are just finishing up today as is the Acroname Robotics Expo and Contest in Boulder, Colorado. The Robocon University World Championship starts this weekend in Fukishima, Japan and, in Anaheim,...
Palm III PPRK Robot

Palm III PPRK Robot

Acroname is now selling Palm-based robot kits based on the three omni-wheel prototypes developed at CMU last year. The O'Reilly site has a nice two-page article on their experience assembling and...
Robotics.com ROBOMENU coming soon

Robotics.com ROBOMENU coming soon

The long-lived, popular ROBOMENU created by Roger Arrick at Robotics.com will be hosted by Robots.net. The ROBOMENU at http://www.robotics.com/robomenu was created in 1996 to provide robot builders a place to...
The End is NEAR

The End is NEAR

The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft, which was the first to orbit an asteroid, is laid to rest, but not before producing many firsts for science and loads of pictures. The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission...
Sega announces line of humanoid robots

Sega announces line of humanoid robots

Following on the success of "Poo-Chi", their robot dog, Sega is releasing a line of humanoid robots called "BOTs". Included are Y-BOT, a robot that can recognize and learn words;...
Cosmos 1 Solar Sail Vehicle

Cosmos 1 Solar Sail Vehicle

The Planetary Society's Cosmos 1 vehicle is scheduled for testing in April and launch later in the year. The vehicle will be launched from a Russian submarine in the Barents...
Smallest Robot?

Smallest Robot?

Sandia National Labs claims to have developed the world's smallest autonomous robots. The mini-robots are about the size of a nickel and can travel at speeds of up to 20...