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
Sep. 27, 2016 In order to properly decide if an upgrade is worth the cost, consumers should compare the new product with what they already own. But new research shows there‘s a wide gap between what buyers ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Using laser light, a team of scientists has developed a precise, continuous control technology giving 60 times more success than previous efforts in sustaining the lifetime of “qubits,” the unit ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 To determine how the universe's heavy elements -- gold, silver and many others -- came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest things known to us -- stars ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Researchers have found a way to boost the speed of computer applications by more than 9 percent. The improvement results from techniques that allow computer processors to retrieve data more ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Statisticians are developing new ways to interpret the unprecedented amounts of data being generated continuously all around us. Whether it is smart phones packed full of sensors measuring your ... read more
Sep. 23, 2016 For children with speech and language disorders, early-childhood intervention can make a great difference in their later academic and social success. But many such children ... 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