The upcoming launch of Lego's new Mindstorms set is generating excitement in Silicon Valley, where many engineers grew up playing with the robot-building kits. Mindstorms is credited with drawing many young people into engineering.
Washington Post (Mar. 24, 2016) No, it's not a vacuum robot. Starship Technologies delivery robot drives itself, and can carry up to 25 pounds up to two miles away.
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MultiVu (Sep. 20, 2012) LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in educational entertainment, today announced Tag Human Body Discovery Pack, a unique two-sided interactive chart and game board that helps kids learn about the ... watch video
Reuters (Aug. 9, 2012) A team of Colombian students is developing a bomb deactivating robot that responds to human muscle movement. Using sensors and wireless technology, the students say their robot, called Prometheus, ... watch video
Aug. 25, 2016 Peer pressure is a proven social motivator. Researchers probed this decidedly human attribute and found that not only is virtual pressure from a computer-simulated peer just as motivating as the real ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 A nanoscale wireless communication system uses plasmonic antennas to produce greater control and increased efficiency to an approach eyed for next-generation 'on-chip' communications ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Scientists have created a novel method that represents a major improvement in existing post-disaster optimization methodologies. Their technique, Algorithm with Multiple-Input Genetic Operators ... read more
June 26, 2014 Sometimes it takes a village to teach a robot. Computer scientists have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks. Instead of learning from just ... read more
Mar. 23, 2012 When the European Space Agency's third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station on March 28, it will be packed with more than seven tons of supplies, ... read more