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Mechatar Combot Robots

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Mechatar combat toy robots from iLoveRobots combine the technology of online gaming and real-world remote controlled toys.  Each Mechatar has an online presence that evolves through online and real life battles and missions.  This means that each Mechatar robot is an individual entity with unique experiences that make it different from any other.

Read a review of Mechatar robots at the Wired GeekDad blog.  According to GeekDad blogger Tony Sims, iLoveRobots currently makes some of the best robot toys on the market.  The company founders gained their experience at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute and have successfully brought work in adaptive robotics to the commercial market.

You can find out more about Mechatars by visiting the iLoveRobots website and viewing this YouTube video.

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DIY Woodstock

Sunday, July 05th, 2009



This spring the 4th annual Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, California. Maker Faire is a celebration for the do-it-yourselfers of the world, showcasing creations in arts, crafts, science and engineering. DIY robots were one of the big attractions of the event and include robots that mix cocktails and replicas of Wall-E and Star Wars robots. Robots battled it out in the RoboGames and navigated an obstacle course using GPS in the RoboMagellan competition. Over 65,000 people attended Maker Faire, a testament to the popularity of DIY creativity. Read more at the Maker Faire website.

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