Entertainment Archive

Disney Imagineers use robotics to bring the magic to life

When you think of Disney characters, do electronics and cables ever cross your mind? Certainly not, and that’s no accident. It’s thanks to Disney’s Imagineers,

FIRST Robotics teams to open Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

Before Snoopy, SpongeBob, and, of course, Santa ride down 6th Avenue in New York as part of the the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day

Maker documentary hits goal, still growing on Kickstarter

A new documentary on the Maker Movement, appropriately titled “Maker,” is on track for completion thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. With seven days

Google+ Maker Camp teaches teens to build robots and more

Maker Camp, a free virtual summer camp for teens, is dedicating today’s lesson to building robots. The session will be hosted by robot creator

Robotics enables dynamic new views of live sporting events

One of the many advantages of robots is that they can go places humans physically cannot. We often think of that in terms of

Smart homes showcase health, sustainability, entertainment

Recently, researchers at Sweden’s Örebro University released a video showcasing GiraffPlus, a “smart home” system designed to allow the elderly to live independently longer.

Robotics start-up makes splash at Apple developer conference

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference yesterday, a robotics and artificial intelligence start-up made a surprise appearance during the opening keynote. The San Francisco-based company,

New Xbox Kinect means new sensor for roboticists

The new — somewhat confusingly named — Xbox One was announced today by Microsoft, but more importantly for the world of robotics, a new Kinect

Welcome to The Business of Robotics

Hello and welcome to The Business of Robotics! If you have even a passing interest in robotics, you know the field is exploding, having