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Georgia Tech's Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning Lab used a Rethink Robotics' Sawyer cobot to hand out 1,000 pieces of candy in three hours to trick or treaters.
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Tap and Go: Kids Code Plobot With Cards
By RT Staff · 27 October, 2016 • The new Arduino-based Plobot has a unique way of introducing kids to coding robots. Kids simply tap command cards against Plobot's head to automatically create a program the robot follows.
Google Cartographer SLAM Library Now Open-Source
By RT Staff · 7 October, 2016 • Google wants to democratize the development of SLAM technology by releasing an open-source version of its Cartographer mapping library.
Telepresence Robots Help Sick Students Maintain Social, Academic Ties
By RT Staff · 9 September, 2016 • The University of California, Irvine is first to conduct a formal study of virtual inclusion for home-bound students using telepresence robots. The study found telepresence robots helped these students feel more socially connected with their peers and more involved academically.
How Robots Help Students Learn Core Subjects
By Steve Crowe · 2 September, 2016 • Elad Inbar, CEO of RobotLAB, joins The Robotics Trends Show Podcast to discuss why robots and new curriculum developed for grades K-12 improve student engagement in core subjects like reading writing and math.
WiBotic Developing Wireless Battery Charger for Robots
By Steve Crowe · 31 August, 2016 • WiBotic is developing a wireless charging system that autonomously charges aerial, mobile and aquatic robots.
Intel Euclid Makes Robots Smarter Than Sideshow Gimmick
By Oliver Mitchell · 22 August, 2016 • Intel's Euclid is more than just a fancy camera. It's the evolution of decades of development around the most critical piece of the robotic equation: the software.
4 Excellent DIY Robots You Can Make
By Jeremy S. Cook · 16 August, 2016 • You don’t have to wait for a certain robot to be developed by someone else, you can make one yourself. Here are four DIY robots that you can build with a number of Maker-level computing boards.
5 DIY Robotics Platforms for Makers
By Jeremy S. Cook · 5 August, 2016 • Building robots can be extremely fun and rewarding. Here's a roundup of DIY robotics platforms to help unleash your inner maker.
Watch a KUKA Robot Arm Smash TVs
By Steve Crowe · 26 July, 2016 • There's something oddly satisfying about watching a KUKA robot arm annihilate old CRT TVs.
Apple Camp Adds Coding & Robotics Course
By Steve Crowe · 21 June, 2016 • Apple Camp is adding a "Coding Games and Programming Robots" course that will teach kids how to program Sphero robots using Tynker.
Sphero SPRK+ Robot Ball Teaches Kids to Love Code
By Steve Crowe · 21 June, 2016 • The Sphero SPRK+ robot ball is designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding.
How Robots Are Impacting Education in Europe
By Marianne Andersen & Ulla Meyrick · 25 May, 2016 • Robots are proving themselves useful, both as a teaching tool and a technology for kids to study. Here's how Europe is incorporating robots into their education system.
Robot Hand Teaches Itself How to Get a Grip
By Steve Crowe · 10 May, 2016 • This University of Washington built a five-fingered robot hand that uses machine learning to teach itself how to grasp and manipulate objects on its own, rather than having humans program its actions.
5 Promising Robots for Kids with Autism
By Steve Crowe · 3 May, 2016 • Robots are helping autistic children in ways humans can't. Here are five social robots helping autistic children become more independent by improving their motor and social skills.
Podcast: Ricky Ye, STEM Education, Antbo Self-Learning Robot
By Steve Crowe · 21 April, 2016 • Ricky Ye, CEO of DFRobot, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss the growing role of robotics in STEM education and the new Antbo self-learning robot for DIYers.

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