Robotics

‘Cozmo’ Is Wall-E in Miniature Fully Working Toy Form

Anki has just announced Cozmo, a fully free-to-roam robot with Kinect-like vision and app upgrades.

‘BattleBots’ Season 2 Premiere Recap – Robots Activate!

The Bots are back with a bigger competition than ever. We review the first episode with bout by bout reviews…

Denver Mini Maker Faire: Building the Future

Come experience how the maker community is "Building the Future" June 11-12 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

‘Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds’ at EMP Museum

I previously mentioned the upcoming Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibit at EMP Museum, but yesterday I actually got to…

Kickstarter Alert: My Two Weeks With Codeybot

The Codeybot Kickstarter is coming to an end. I spent two weeks with one and learned these robots aren't just…

Your Next Great R/C: Odyssey Drones

The rise of the drones is upon us, and more remote control (R/C) air vehicles are on the market all…

Smart Chef, Smarter Kitchen

Could the smart kitchen be the smartest room in the house?

8 Excellent New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

From a robot that teaches coding to getting your window blinds on the Internet of Things, these new gadget projects…

Meet Cubetto: Programming for Preschoolers

Cubetto is the latest entry in the trend of games and toys designed to teach programming concepts to young kids,…

‘Tio’ Breathes New (Robotic) Life Into Old Toys

Tio is a new Kickstarter-funded robotic gadget that can be attached to old toys to add lights, motion, and even…

Southwest Maker Fest Happening This Weekend

Mesa, Arizona, will once again host the Southwest Maker Fest, a collaborative one-day festival and gathering for a community of…

MegaBot Battles Drones at CES!

See the MegaBot Mk. II compete for funding in the Extreme Tech Challenge as well as go up against drones…

Weekly Poll: Did ‘The Force Awakens’ Live Up to the Hype?

This week's poll: did 'The Force Awakens' live up the hype?

Weekly Poll: Favorite Robots

This week's poll: who's your favorite fictional robot?

SensorSphere, the Droid You’re Looking For?

SensorSphere is a robotic ball with HD camera and sensors--a remote-controlled smart home monitoring system.

Making a BB-8 Pumpkin With littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets

My son decided to reuse his Comic Con costume, so this was the first Halloween in years that I didn't…

Snickerdoodle: Next Generation Maker and STEM Projects

Snickerdoodle is the newest microprocessor development board that allows you to make what you’ve always thought and been told you…

First Steps in Robotics With mBot

Building our own robots has been a topic in our house for a long time now: the kids are absolutely…

Wonder League Robotics Competition

I just mentioned Dash & Dot's new 'Wonder' app last week, and here's a cool opportunity to put it to…

Power Up Dash & Dot With ‘Wonder’

Wonder Workshop has released a new app, 'Wonder,' that introduces a different sort of coding and makes programming Dash and…

On Sale Today for the Fall: Get a Robot to Clean Your Gutters

We should really get all the work out of the robots while we've still got the upper hand, and today…

7 Amazing New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

Wearables, robots, and the tools to make your own fonts. What else do you want?

Neato Botvac D80: Not Just Another ‘Bump-n-Go’ Robot Vac

Can laser guidance and a funky shape lead the Neato Botvac D80 to victory over my trusty iRobot Roomba 560?…

Girl-Led Teams Dominated Annual STEM-Based Competition, MOONBOTS

The winners of the 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge were announced this morning and the winners list was dominated by girl-led teams.

BB-8 Toy Robot from Sphero: This Is the Droid You’re Looking For

In the new BB-8, Sphero has created their most advanced, and most adorable, toy robot yet. This is definitely the…

The GoBox – Subscription Robot Kit With Parts Delivered Monthly

Years ago, I wrote some books about LEGO Mindstorms robotics. During my research and investigation of third party sensors and…

Kickstarter Alert: Build a Mech to Beat Japan’s Kuratas!

Having challenged Japan's Kuratas mech to a duel, Megabots, Inc. is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to…

Programming With Robots, Part I: Sphero SPRK

Who says learning shouldn't be fun and there can't be value in play? Certainly not the folks behind the new…

BattleBots Week 5 Recap – The Great Eight, Fire Flips, and the De-Icer

BattleBots Week 5 - aka the quarterfinals. As always, Anton Olsen and Kishore Hari are here to breakdown the best…