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Cool and Unsual Robots at Innorobo 2014

  Cool and Unsual Robots at Innorobo 2014

There were so many cool robots at Innorobo 2014. We have already gave a glimpse of humanoids big and small,

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Meet Elisa-3 the Magnetic Mini-Robot

  Meet Elisa-3 the Magnetic Mini-Robot

One of the cutests robots showcased at Innorobo 2014 is Elisa-3 a two-wheeled mini-robot by GCtronic a spin-off of the

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Customized Turtlebots at Innorobot 2014

  Customized Turtlebots at Innorobot 2014

This is a continuation of our series on interesting stuff we saw at innorobo 2014. This time, the focus is

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Humanoid Robots at Innorobo 2014

  Humanoid Robots at Innorobo 2014

We dedicate this post to humanoid robots since they were massively present at innorobo 2014. We will be presenting the

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Elysium the Movie

  Elysium the Movie

If you are looking for a movie with spaceships, humanoid robots, exoskeletons, drones, and brain-machine interfaces Elysium is for you.

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Virtual Machine with ROS Hydro Medusa Pre-Installed

  Virtual Machine with ROS Hydro Medusa Pre-Installed

It’s now our tradition to issue virtual machines with ROS pre-installed. We have already done it for ROS Fuerte and

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A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part 4

  A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part 4

Part 1: Mechanical Design Basics. Part 2: Balancing the Elevator. Part 3: Electronics (optocoupler, H-Bridge, and more). Part 4 (current):

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Virtual Visit of Innorobo 2014 through Telepresence Robots

  Virtual Visit of Innorobo 2014 through Telepresence Robots

Lyon is a very pleasant city in the south of France. Besides, the weather these days is great. We really

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Intelligent Robots Should Maximize Their Future Options

  Intelligent Robots Should Maximize Their Future Options

One of the challenges that thinkers have been facing for decades is defining intelligence. Without such a definition, it’s hard

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Super Simple Robots for Weekend Projects

  Super Simple Robots for Weekend Projects

Robotics is of great fun. But, making robots can take very long time… Or may be not. Checkout the selection

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A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part 3

  A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part 3

Part 1: Mechanical Design Basics. Part 2: Balancing the Elevator. Part 3 (current): Electronics (optocoupler, H-Bridge, and more). Part 4:

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First Arduino Robot Competition

  First Arduino Robot Competition

The Arduino Robot has now its competition. It is organized as part of the RobotChallenge the international championship for self-made,

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The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

Wanna have a glimpse of what a natural human-robot interaction should look like? Watch this truly awesome Video below by

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Affordable Waterproof Indestructible Drone

  Affordable Waterproof Indestructible Drone

Last spring, Parrot released a cool slow motion video (see Video 1) featuring the famous AR Drone flying through water,

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Free Online Course on Control of Mobile Robots

  Free Online Course on Control of Mobile Robots

Wanna learn how to make mobile robots? This free online course entitled “Control of Mobile Robots” is for you (see

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The Autonomous Robot for Gas & Oil Sites Challenge

  The Autonomous Robot for Gas & Oil Sites Challenge

While the DARPA Robotics Challenge trials days were going on, the oil and gas company Total launched its own challenge

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Roomba 880 vs. Neato XV Signature Pro

  Roomba 880 vs. Neato XV Signature Pro

Why buying a vacuum robot? To make your life easier, of course! Ideally, it should do its job silently and

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Hijack AR Drones using SkyJack

  Hijack AR Drones using SkyJack

Wana play a trick to your friends? Use SkyJack a software that takes over the control software of AR Drones.

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A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part2

  A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part2

Part 1: Mechanical Design Basics. Part 2 (current): Balancing the Elevator. Part 3: Electronics (optocoupler, H-Bridge, and more). Part 4:

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euRobotics Week

  euRobotics Week

The non-profit euRobotics that gathers academia and companies from Europe is organizing the 2013 edition of the European Robotics Week

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Internships for Women at the OSRF

  Internships for Women at the OSRF

The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) is a participating organization in the latest Outreach Program for Women. In an effort to

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Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots

  Open Source 3D Printed Humanoid Robots

The Flowers Lab, a french research team, announced Poppy a new humanoid which is 3D printed (see Video 1). They

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A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part1

  A Robotic Elevator using Lego & Arduino – Part1

Part 1 (current): Mechanical Design Basics. Part 2: Balancing the Elevator. Part 3: Electronics (optocoupler, H-Bridge, and more) Part 4:

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Sensor Scanner for Android Devices

  Sensor Scanner for Android Devices

It is no scoop that Smartphones are attractive for robotics. They gather in a small case a display, wireless for

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NPR TED Radio Hour on Robotics

  NPR TED Radio Hour on Robotics

There are many cool programs broadcasted by the National Public Radio (NPR). One among our favorites is the TED Radio

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ROS Naming and Namespaces

  ROS Naming and Namespaces

In this tutorial, we will be talking about ROS namespaces which allow to combine nodes in ways unplanned by developers.

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Which Roomba to Choose?

  Which Roomba to Choose?

There is no doubt that the iRobot Roomba is among the best robotic vacuum cleaners, if not the THE best

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Yes to Robotics! No to Killer Robots!

  Yes to Robotics! No to Killer Robots!

Most TED talks if not all are thought provoking. The one given by moral philosopher Peter Singer on effective altruism

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A Robotic Dock for Your Smartphone

  A Robotic Dock for Your Smartphone

The idea of using a robotic dock for iPhone and iPod is not new. Back in 2009, a robot hobbyist

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ROS and TED Ribbons

  ROS and TED Ribbons

Our friends from Cause Ribbon were kind enough to make us two new ribbons: one for ROS the robotic middleware

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