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Bringing a bot to life

There is a certain joy to bringing something to ‘life’ whether it is sentient or not.  There is not confusion in one’s mind when building a bot, you don’t really think that it is alive, but it is amazing to watch something spin up for the first time and do what it is supposed to.…

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So how is that robotics market thing doing?

When you first start a company the first thing you get asked a lot is, “Is there a market for it?” You get asked that question a lot because people are curious as to whether or not people are actually going to buy from the market that you have targeted. Two years ago we often…

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A New Podcast Sponsored by RoboGnosis!

Beginning in August RoboGnosis will be sponsoring a podcast on all things robots. The show is called Robo Curious and will feature a number of guests.  Topics include everything from serious breakdowns on AI for robotics to robots in movies, ag bots, cool bots, cat bots and even burger bots.  A post with more details…

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American Computer & Robotics Museum

During a recent trip to Bozeman, MT (I know, but it was for the kids so we had to) I stumbled upon the American Computer & Robotics Museum.  At first I thought,  “Well maybe they have a display on how to count in binary or an old IBM-XT that we can show the kids.” Well,…

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The DARPA Subterranean Challenge

To our tinfoil hat wearing friends, please note: This was not a classified event and required no clearance to attend. No one is coming to take me away … so far.Two weeks ago we had the privilege of attending the proposal day for the new DARPA challenge.What’s DARPA? If you like things such as the…

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Battlebots: A Love / Hate Relationship

I have a love/hate relationship with Battlebots that I am still trying to work out in my head. Website The Angel on my shoulder says… On the one hand I tend to think that it’s important that we only build robots for peaceful purposes. But then the Devil on my shoulder says… Yes, but these…

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Indoor vs. Outdoor Bots

We live in a really remarkable age for robotics. If you want a robot to bring you tools, then there are multiple bots to do that.  If you want something delivered to your house, then there are multiple bots that can do that as well.  But what happens when you want something to go inside-outside-inside-outside?…

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Obsession Can Be A Good Thing

We have all seen movies like Fatal Attraction where someone becomes so obsessed that reason and judgement go right out the window.  So if I say, “Obsession can be a good thing” it doesn’t mean all obsession but some obsession is required for those of us committed to a cause. When I was seven years…

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