WowWee’s Lumi Is A New Spin On Toy Drones, Seeks Funding On Indiegogo crowdfunding / drones

Robot toy company WowWee is adding mixing things up with toy drones. The latest edition to their lineup of tech toys is Lumi, a smart and intuitive quadcopter that adds a new spin on toy drones. Instead of just buzzing around and crashing into things, Lumi does the opposite by flying itself and offering a plethora of interactive gameplay for kids ages eight and up. The new...

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Compiler: Brain-Powered Drone Racing, Humanoid Robot Divers, Puma Track Robots, And More consumer / drones / startups / universities

Compiler is a weekly article that gathers the best stories on robots and drones from the past week. From stories on our blog to other popular sites, here are the week’s best stories you don’t want to miss. Stanford’s Humanoid Robotic Diver Next on the list of jobs where equally capable robots will inevitably replace humans is diving. Researchers at Stanford University led by computer...

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This Robotic Diver Could Be The Future Of Ocean Exploration universities

Next on the list of jobs where equally capable robots will inevitably replace humans is diving. Researchers at Stanford University led by computer science professor Oussama Khatib have developed a humanoid robotic diver designed to explore the depths of Earth’s aquatic environments. The robot, which dives deep into the uncanny valley, is called OceanOne, and it’s a half-humanoid robot featuring a mouthless-head, a pair of dexterous limbs,...

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University Of Florida Pioneers In Brain-Powered Drone Racing drones / universities

The state of drone racing is taking new heights. With deals such as the ESPN bringing the drone sport to the mainstream and well-organized events being held in Dubai, the sport has significantly taken off in the past year. Picture this. You’re watching a drone race. The top competing drones are buzzing towards the finish line in a university gymnasium, and you take your eye...

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Compiler: Harvard Robot Teaches Code, Zipline Startup Delivers, And More consumer / drones / STEM

Compiler is a weekly article that gathers the best stories on robots and drones from the past week. From stories on our blog to other popular sites, here are the week’s best stories you don’t want to miss. Root Teaches Kids Code Stemming from the labs of Harvard’s Wyss Institute is Root, a robot designed with the sole purpose of teaching kids the language of...

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Zipline Is A Startup Launching Drones To Save Lives drones / medical / startups

There’s much to be said about drones. Recent stories of the unmanned aircraft crashing into passenger planes or chopping body parts have painted the new technology a bad image, but a startup called Zipline is working on using drones for the better. Founded by the remaining members of fallen robot startup Romotive, Zipline is a drone delivery startup working to make medical aid accessible in...

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DFRobot Launches Antbo To Make Coding Cakewalk crowdfunding / startups / STEM

Amidst the realm of kid-friendly robots is DFRobot’s newly-launched Antbo. Antbo, which awkwardly merges “ant” and “robot” to sound as one word, is an ant-inspired robotics kit marching to teach kids how to code. Chinese startup DFRobot has had some notable successes in the past, so they’ve launched their Antbo on Indiegogo to raise a few bucks. Well, $50,000. The straight-forward campaign outlines Antbo as...

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The Root Of Teaching Kids How To Code consumer / STEM

The storm of code-teaching robots is brewing. Computing is the fastest growing chapter in STEM, but the problem is that education in this part is abysmal or, in some cases, nonexistent. Current curriculums are aimed at teaching young minds digital literacy in coding but lack an engaging way to do so. Abstract principles such as loops and conditionals aren’t exactly the most exciting to teach....

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Compiler: Sharp’s Robot Smartphone, Dispatch Ground Delivery, And More business / consumer / drones / startups / universities

Compiler is a weekly article that gathers the best stories on robots and drones from the past week. From stories on our blog to other popular sites, here are the week’s best stories you don’t want to miss. Dispatch Ground Delivery Robots The race to deliver by robot is on. A San Francisco-based startup, Dispatch, has joined the ground delivery trend with their robot, Carry....

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