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The Robotics Summer of Learning teaches students STEM skills needed for today's changing world (w/video)

Students and teachers will have the opportunity to develop programming skills, design virtual game levels, animate stories, earn badges that lead to certifications, and win prizes for free this summer through the Robotics Summer of Learning. The initiative will focus on providing step-by-step lessons to make programming easy and prepare students for a STEM future. The program is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Academy and hosted online at the Computer Science Student Network.

Posted: May 30th, 2013

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Teams prepare for NASA $1.5 million Robot Challenge

Eleven teams from across the country and around the globe are preparing to compete for $1.5 million during NASA's 2013 Sample Return Robot Challenge, June 5-7 at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass.

Posted: May 30th, 2013

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Perfect skin: more touchy-feely robots

Robots could become a lot more 'sensitive' thanks to new artificial skins and sensor technologies developed by European scientists. Leading to better robotic platforms that could one day be used in industry, hospitals and even at home.

Posted: May 24th, 2013

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Badminton-playing robot tests software designs of the future (w/video)

The drive to decrease the ecological impact of production machines is leading manufactures to focus on novel ways to incorporate energy efficiency in the designing of new products. One answer is the first-ever badminton playing robot - designed to test a software application that optimises energy efficiency in machine design.

Posted: May 14th, 2013

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