EVENT: RoboSub 2014 in San Diego


Autonomous submarines designed by students from over two dozen countries competed at the recent Robosub event held in San Diego's Transdeck pool, a U.S. NAVY facility. Subs were tasked with finding a target using vision technology, then hovering nearby. A full report will be in an upcoming issue of Robot magazine. Read More »

NEWS: Clearpath Robotics Against “Killer Robots”

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Canadian-based robot company Clearpath is the world's first robotics firm to pledge not to make "Killer Robots." Read More »

NEWS: Robot Magazine Seeks Writers!


Share your special project or organization's initiatives in this highly respected publication, and add to your CV or resume. Read More »

NEWS: BotIr the Robot Butler

Botler robot butler

CNBC reports that " Botlr" the robot butler will be assisting Starwood hotel staff and attending to the needs of guests in a variety of ways. Botlr will be delivering toothpaste, newspapers and snacks to guest rooms, directing people to dining areas and generally helping out. Read More »


Jade Rabbit

China's space agency reports that the Jade Rabbit Lunar rover continues to operate and return scientific data months beyond its scheduled mission end, despite facing tough conditions with wild temperature changes. Read More »


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At the recent July 2014 Farnborough International Air Show, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced a next generation remote cockpit for controlling UAVs remotely. Read More »


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Sea Perch is a tethered underwater robot vehicle that has been very successful in building enthusiasm for technology among young students. Founded by Susan Nelson, Sea Perch, in recent years, became an official program sponsored by the AUVSI. Read More »


2. 440_insight-MARS DRILLER

To develop information about the interior of Mars, the 2020 NASA Mars mission will include deployment of a stationary drill that will conduct experiments below the surface. Read More »


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NASA has unveiled plans for a new rover that will land on Mars in 2020. Based on the Curiosity rover’s design (now on Mars), it will include over half a dozen primary science experiments that will investigate resources for human habitation in later missions. Read More »

MIT Robot Hand Adds Fingers

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A robot hand developed at MIT adds two fingers to the operator's wrist. Each finger has three degrees of freedom (3DOF). The extended wrist helps users perform a variety of tasks from eating and drinking to writing. Read More »

LS3 Robot Mule from Boston Dynamics in Testing

Meeting LS3: Marines experiment with military robotics

Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann, infantryman with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Las Vegas, leads the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) at a Kahuku, Hawaii, training area, July 12, 2014, during the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise. Read More »

NEWS: Robot Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan, for an Unforgettable Dinner Experience

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It's not just the food that impresses at the Robot Restaurant! The Robot Restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, is sure to provide an unforgettable dinner experience, with unbelievable robotics action happening all around you. Read More »

EVENT: Nevada Unmanned Systems Business Expo


Las Vegas Convention Center September 11-12 Las Vegas, NV: The Nevada Unmanned Systems Business Expo will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 11-12. It will showcase the incredible opportunities available in commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones), and give enthusiasts the tools and information needed to become a part of this groundbreaking industry. Speakers, subject matter experts, industry ... Read More »

Diverse UAV Designs! Which is your favorite?

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As a treat for our readers, the editors of ROBOT have provided a gallery of unmanned aerial vehicles and UAV design concepts that represent the latest advances in what we regard to be beautiful, high-tech aviation. Notably, a common theme that catches the eye dominates these designs--the flying wing. To visit the gallery, please click here. Read More »

NEWS: SupraPed “Transformer” Robots

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Shu-Yun Chung is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, and you won't believe how cool his latest supraped research is! One type of supraped is a humanoid that can morph into a quadraped by using poles similar to ski poles to augment stability during bipedal locomotion. Find out more by clicking here. Read More »