By Keri M. Early robotic toys were little more than what we call action figures today. They were most often shaped roughly like human beings except that their heads were square. Their arms and legs were hinged so that they could swing back and forth. There would be a wind up key in the back. Twisting […]
By Ridwana Khan Khusbu We all are familiar with the word “Robot.” At least in this age, children know what a robot is. Not only that, toys of today’s children are also a robot. A robot is a mechanical system, which is a synthetic function. The word robot came from the Czech word “Robota” which means […]
By Adrian Anley Wow Wee Robotics Roboquad is the latest R/C Robots release from Wow Wee. It’s a spider-like robot that has four legs, and it comes with a remote control that you can use to be in command of its movements and even its behaviors.
By Mike Ramidden Robotic technology can be found in clocks, remote control vehicles, automobile computers, Aibo, factory robotic arms, self-guided rovers, service bots like ASIMO, robotic toys like AIBO or Robo-Raptor and a CNC milling machine. To be considered a “robot,” the specimen must be able to interact with its environment and physically do something. Most […]
By Lance D Jepsen Robotic toys are a lot of fun and entertainment and they can be fantastic educational toys also. Robotic toys have been developed and refined quite a bit since Leonardo da Vinci’s model, and the first robot toy was manufactured in 1939 when Westinghouse created Elektro, a human-like robot, and his robot dog […]
By Lance Winslow A few years back, I met an interesting grad student who’d done work helping autistic kids learn using computers and avatars. Their work was part of a larger area of study which had concluded that autistic kids working with computerized avatars came out of their shell quicker than those working with actual teachers. […]