Making history : A retrospective recollection. . . .

It’s been 3 days since the World Record was set and the excitement here at Kidobotikz has still barely come down. For it not often that you witness a world record, much less be a part of it yourself. It was an absolute stunner of an event. The event was a

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Kidobotikz- Where "Child's play" takes a newer dimension ! !

When people use the phrase “Child’s Play”, the term is more often than not used to describe something of insignificance, something that is quite repetitive and mundane. It has always been used to describe activities that children would do to just keep the

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Juno arrives at Jupiter after five-year voyage

Jupiter got a little less lonely today as NASA's Juno deep-space probe arrived after a five-year journey capped by a dramatic engine maneuver. The space agency's Deep Space Network has confirmed that the unmanned spacecraft successfully initiated a 35-min

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Ingestible origami robot

In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, st

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The countdown begins. . . .

It’s the eve before the big event and everyone can barely contain the excitement. The rooms are so fully that one can barely recognize any voice under the commotion. Festive atmosphere has descended upon all the parents and students who are taking part in

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Pneumatically powered motor enables robots that can take a beating

In recent years robots have gone soft – literally – bringing with them a number of advantages. They are safer for humans to work with, can grasp different types of objects and now, may soon be better equipped to handle rough terrain. Scientists have devel

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The Brains n Brawns behind a world record ! !

All week long, I have quite covered only about our participants who were getting their robots ready for the weekend’s event. But, what I had failed to cover was the round the clock work by a brigade of planners who are quite as enthused as the participant

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Geek Speak: Sai Sujan and Sanjay

“My name is Sai Sujan. I am studying in Modern Senior Secondary School . . .” says the Kid with rejoice as the camera rolls. He is here to record a clip as a part of promotions for the world record event. He gets it right after 4 takes and he is quite

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Google launches Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform for teaching kids to code

Google today announced Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform that allows developers, designers and educators to build physical programming experiences that can help kids (5+) learn to code.

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11th hour rush: Registration, Robots and Reassembly.

With the deadline for the registrations closing today, it was rather rush hour at Kidobotikz. The evening saw kids and parents make a beeline to the help desk to get their robots registered for Sunday’s world record event. The fact that it was a rainy eve

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