Turning Your Toys into Robots with Circuit Cubes

Circuit Cubes creates little blocks that bring life to your LEGOs, Mega Bloks, things found in the recycling or a variety of other building toys. We met with co-founder John Schuster to learn about these little motorized toys and tried firsthand building one of their kits with a friend.

Here’s what it’s like to be at TC Sessions: Robotics

Robots, TechCrunch folk, and good times happened at TC Sessions Robotics this past Friday from Zellerbach hall at UC Berkeley. Come along on Tito Hamze’s journey as he takes you on his experience of the event. From Boston Dynamics Spot mini robot to SuitX presenting their exoskeleton it’s fun the whole family can enjoy.

Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot in 2019

After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots. Founder Marc Raibert says that the company’s dog-like SpotMini robot is in pre-production and preparing for commercial availability in 2019. The announcement came onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics event today at UC Berkeley. Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/11/boston-dynamics-will-start-selling-its-dog-like-spotmini-robot-in-2019/

Bossa Nova Robotics Transition from Toys to Robot Assistants | TechCrunch Makers

In this edition of Makers, John Biggs travelled to his alma mater city Pittsburgh, PA to check out the company Bossa Nova Robotics. They are taking work pioneered by researcher Prof. Ralph Hollis and his Ballbot a step further. mObi is a personal robot that will help one-on-one at airports, museums or in the home. […]

AI-based robots will send mankind to long vacations, Bill Gates

Bill Gates, co-founder Microsoft and the world’s second richest person had earlier been indicating a potential threat to humans’ jobs and that is artificial intelligence (AI), having its vast applications in every field of living. As of now, Gates has recently appeared in an interview and said that artificial intelligence is coming to replace some […]

Ziro is a nifty programmable robotics kit for kids

Meet Ziro, a robotics kit that lets you build all sorts of vehicles using a few motors, cardboard and your imagination. You can attach the motors to anything and control your robots using a smart glove or voice commands with an Amazon Echo.