This plucky little robot arm draws with pen on paper whatever you draw on screen. Line-us, now on Kickstarter, is essentially a USB-powered tabletop drawing machine that connects to your iOS or Android device and draws anything you do in real time. If someone you know has the Line-us app, you
bots_alive wants to turn mindless remote-control toys in semi-sentient creatures. The Kickstarter project, led by MIT Media Lab researcher Brad Knox, transforms the remote-control Hexbug Spider into an intelligent and autonomous creature. With a bit of computer vision and artificial intelligence, the robotic beings can sense, avoid and follow obstacles.
Editor’s note: PLEN2 ships from Japan as a kit or a finished unit. Depending on your preference, you can order the robot in pieces or fully assembled. For the sake of review, we’re discussing the assembled PLEN2. What’s a PLEN2? In short, PLEN2 (there was a PLEN1 in case you were wondering)
If you’ve got a need for speed, look no further than UVify’s Draco drone. The plucky quadcopter travels at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour and is ready out of the box. Drone racing has exploded in popularity with worldwide events and ESPN deals, but it’s still a rather
LEGO BOOST is the company’s latest brick kit for budding makers and coders. The kit includes 840 standard LEGO bricks with three BOOST bricks: a computer, a color sensor, and a motor. It’s a bit like Mindstorms but is easier to use with its own companion app. The LEGO Boost kit
If you haven’t heard the news, Cozmo is the smartest toy robot on the market right now. He’s super intelligent and emotive, about the closest thing to a real-life WALL-E. The company behind the lovable robot, Anki, has made available an SDK for anyone wanting to program his or her
LG unveiled an impressive lineup of robot assistants at CES on Wednesday after hinting at such last week. The robot family includes two home assistants, an airport guide, and an airport cleaning robot. Hub Robot For starters, LG introduced Hub Robot and its miniature counterpart. The device can play music, set alarms,
Home robots are a budding technology, so expect much of these personal, intelligent, and mobile robots to be unveiled throughout the year. Mayfield Robotics is a California-based startup backed by appliance company Bosch, and its approach to robots for the home is a bit different than iRobot or Amazon. Rather