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...