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Dear Robot Fans: I've just launched a new version of this website over on Blogger. It's called KoolRobots. You'll find it at koolrobots.blogspot.com. Much of the content here has already been transferred to the new site. On the new site, it's easy to subscribe and to browse content. I think you will like it.

- Peter

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Welcome to Cool Robots for Kids. This website is for kids, and adults, who want to learn about some of the many robots of the world. Millions of robots are at work today in homes, factories, classrooms and battlefields all across the world. These robots are being used to complete tasks that are difficult, dangerous, or just plain boring. Kids can make robots too see the Education page to learn about the robots I’ve been building, programming, and competing with at school. Maybe you’d like to too!
 
Here are a few of the latest posts. For more, please visit KoolRobots.
  • Mindstorms EV3 is Go! EV3, the next generation of Lego Mindstorms, is here. I have written a full review on the new EV3 over on my KoolRobots blog. 
    Posted Nov 17, 2013, 8:21 AM by Peter Salisbury
  • Segway's New Robotic Mobility Platform: ARTI The company Segway doesn't just make two-wheeled, self-balancing vehicles that made them famous. They are also developing a series of Robotic Mobility Platforms (RMPs). ARTI, short for ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2013, 6:23 PM by Peter Salisbury
  • Hello Gekko Facade Goodbye Dirty Windows This robot from Serbot innovation isn't exactly household unless you own and live in a skyscraper. Gekko Facade is a window cleaning robot using a long cable, suction cup ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2013, 4:39 AM by Peter Salisbury
  • Air Jelly Drifts to the Sky The industrial and bionics giant Festo uses the graceful and drifting pumping motion of the jellyfish to make a radio controlled aerial wonder: the Air Jelly. The biggest part of ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2013, 6:02 PM by Peter Salisbury
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors Champ Hand Since being perfected, a robot developed by scientists at Ishikawa Oku Laboratory hasn't lost a match... of rock, paper, scissors that is. Using its high speed camera to its ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2013, 11:26 AM by Peter Salisbury
  • LS3 Dominates the Dogs Aibo looks like the runt of the litter next to the newest and mightiest of dog robots: LS3 (Legged Squad Support System)!!! This robot was built by Boston Dynamics, and ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2013, 11:35 AM by Peter Salisbury
  • Rubik's Cube Solvers Hundreds of of people have created machines that can solve the seemingly impossible Rubik's Cube. I have watched many videos of these machines on YouTube, and I will show ...
    Posted Dec 27, 2012, 2:55 PM by Peter Salisbury
  • Who Needs Wheels?... When You Can Have Legs! Project Hexapod is a group of three instructors, one teaching assistant, and fifteen students working in Somerville, Massachusetts to build a huge robot called Stompy. Stompy is an enormous hexapod ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2012, 5:48 PM by Peter Salisbury
  • Yes, it is a Real Mech Robot Suidobashi Heavy Industrial has created the first life scale mech, so welcome, Kuratas. Weighing in at 4 tons and being 13 feet tall, Kuratas is the real deal. The Kuratas ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2012, 5:48 PM by Peter Salisbury
  • New Robot Lawnmower is Ready to Tackle the Yard The company Bosch recently came out with Indego, a robot lawnmower that calculates the shortest route to cut all the grass without also trimming your flowers. By placing a guard ...
    Posted Jul 15, 2012, 5:28 AM by Peter Salisbury
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