Robotics Education Journal


In Celebration of National Robotics Week, iRobot® Launches the Create® 3 Educational Robot


In the fifteenth century, artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci envisioned a craft that flew using a single helix-shaped propeller — the aerial screw — viewed by many as the first vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) machine ever designed.


NURO is a new class of vehicle designed to transport things, not passengers. NURO believes an autonomous vehicle can be a more nimble, narrower, and safer transportation system than vehicles driven by humans.


MAXON has provided advanced motors for myriad applications in diverse environments ranging from industrial to agricultural inspections (and not just on earth—special MAXON-modified motor drives are used on the


Dramatic changes are coming to drone operations. The highly anticipated concept of beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone flying may finally become a reality. An Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) has issued a final report about the topic, which includes recommendations for rulemaking.


As China’s economy grows, it is extending its influence around the world.


RoboBurger is an artificially intelligent, self-operating and patented kitchen designed to include all of the processes of a restaurant at a fraction of the size. RoboBurger has a vending machine size footprint. It is plug and play, needing only an electric plug to function.


The science of aerodynamics is a STEM subject that is fascinating to study. Aerodynamics is part of a branch of physics called fluid dynamics, which is about studying liquids and gases that are moving, and how the mass of the moving gases can impart lift to a wing.


ICYMI, these past news updates include a wealth of online resources for students and educators interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Drill down into these links to find a match for your educational ambitions! Photo courtesy of CMU.


Snakehead is a modular, reconfigurable, multi-mission underwater vehicle that can be deployed from a submarine. Under development for many years, the U.S.


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Chaparral is an unmanned electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) bush plane that switches between hovering and forward flight using eight vertical fans and four swiveling propellers. Hybrid-electric power provides a range of 300 miles with a payload of 300-500 pounds.


The Ukrainian military has been using “Punisher” drones that can target fuel storage, ammunition supplies and electronic warfare stations up to 30 miles behind enemy lines. See details in a report by the U.K.


“Imagine a small autonomous vehicle that could drive over land, stop, and flatten itself into a quadcopter. The rotors start spinning, and the vehicle flies away. Looking at it more closely, what do you think you would see?


Flowcopter’s hydraulic drone uses pumps and gas engines to provide a range of hundreds of miles, far outreaching the range of the best electric drones. The energy density of gasoline is coupled with hydraulically powered rotors.


The University of Nevada, Reno has launched Nevada Autonomous, a new program to manage and enhance Nevada’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site activities.

03/02/2022 reported that AG robotics company Carbon Robotics has unveiled its 2022 LaserWeeder implement, an autonomous, laser-weeding towed robot that seamlessly attaches to the back of tractors.


As repoted by, the employee-owned non-traditional defense contractor, Phenix Solutions is flight testing their new aircraft with the U.S. Air Force under the Agility Prime program.


BVLOS technology developer Iris Automation (IA), has reportedly collaborated with regulators on 14 completed BVLOS test programs worldwide and has received approvals in the U.S., Canada, U.K., India and South Africa.  Working with the City of Reno and th


Applied Aeronautics’ Albatross UAV is a long range fixed wing drone that was purpose built to be one of the most efficient, affordable and scalable Group 2 UAS platforms on the market.


UAV noise can be an annoyance, especially over metropolitan areas. A Cranfield University study focuses on developing a better understanding of the noise produced by unmanned aircraft.


Links to 35 free online robotics courses creaed by superb educators at prestigious universities have been compiled by Tom Green on AsianRoboticsReview, a website we highly recommend!


Tevel Aerobotics Technologies is developing a patented airborne robotics platform that uses sophisticated algorithms for autonomous orchard harvesting and management.


The HUUVER is an emerging drone mobility solution that claims to activate both flying and driving capabilities in a single, compact, autonomous machine.