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You Should Be More Scared of Smartphones Than Robots

Gill Pratt, one of the top roboticists in the world, says people should not fear robots because they have legs. He says you should be more worried about all the data you carry around on your cellphone, and who has access to it.
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Drone Delivery Tests Begin in Finland

Posti, the Finnish postal service, started experimenting with drone delivery. A custom drone will deliver packages to customers in Helsinki, between the mainland and an island just off shore.
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Why Shooting Down Drones is a Federal Crime

A drone is an aircraft under the Federal Aviation Regulations, which means destroying a drone is legally the same as destroying a 747.
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Watch: Man Flies in 54-Propeller “Super Drone”

A UK inventor tests out a 54-propellor super drone called Swarm because its propellers make a noise resembling a swarm of bees.

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10 Best Educational Robot Kits

A look at 10 of the most popular robot kits that make it easier and more fun for kids to learn about programming and robotics.
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Win a Vortex Open-Source Robot

The Vortex robot from DFRobot is designed to make learning robotics fun for children. We're giving one away as kids are heading back to school. Enter today.

4 Reasons Programming Robots is Difficult

There is a need for standard methods for connecting sensors, motors, actuators, cameras and other components to robots. The state of robotics software is somewhat like computers before “plug-and-play” was invented.

How Robotics is Impacting Education

Over the next five years, STEM education will have an even bigger impact on the knowledge structure for innovation, spurring the next generation of innovators. As STEM courses become core curriculum, robots will serve as the central force.

Can Sphero SPRK a Youth Movement in Robotics?

Sphero SPRK is designed to inspire tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. Powered by a new app experience, kids give their robot the orders with visual blocks representing code.
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Editors’ Picks

You Should Be More Scared of Smartphones Than Robots
Gill Pratt, one of the top roboticists in the world, says people...

Why Shooting Down Drones is a Federal Crime
A drone is an aircraft under the Federal Aviation Regulations, which means...

10 Best Educational Robot Kits
A look at 10 of the most popular robot kits that make it...

Win a Vortex Open-Source Robot
The Vortex robot from DFRobot is designed to make learning robotics fun...