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Big improvements to Edison programming abilities

It is great to see that the little Edison robots are getting some software love. In the not too distant future, they’ll have yet another form of programmability. Currently, there are three ways that they can be programmed: They can be driven across pre-printed bar codes, which select from built-in algorithms like robot Sumo, line following […]

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Robot Dancing World Record – We Can Do This Too

Interesting news from China this week. There is apparently a world record for robot line dancing, and it was broken in at the Qingdao Beer Festival in China. No fewer than 1007 Aldebaran Robotics Nao mini humanoid robots strutted their funky stuff in unison for a whole minute. It is all in the BBC News report […]

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Thunderbirds are back, with strings attached!

Not much to do with robots, I know, well, apart from the fact that there were one or two robot characters and the acting was sometimes a teeny bit wooden, but Thunderbirds, my favourite programme from when I was a kid is returning for three brand new episodes. What’s really cool is that they are […]

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Big Robotics Challenge Tomorrow…

… in California, that is. DARPA are running a two day robotics challenge for guided and autonomous robots. Competing robots will be required to carry out a series of tasks that were inspired by the things that people had to do when the nuclear accident at the Fukushima reactor in Japan happened a few years […]

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