Links to Planet Earth's Most Awesome Robotics Websites

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BUSINESS & RETAIL

 

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Hitec
From pushing the boundaries of servo engineering to creating the most advanced, reliable radio systems available for RC hobbyists and industrial users alike, Hitec RCD has established a rock-solid reputation for quality products and dedicated customer service.
www.hitecrcd.com

Hobbico - Great Planes 
Hobbic offers both inexpensive and professional grade multirotors. They are also the largest radio control company in the US. Check out their website for multirotors and far more.
www.hobbico.com

MINDS-i
The MINDS-i Arduino-based rover has received rave reviews by educators and in the hobby, and is a top contender in RoboMagellan contests.  MINDS-I offers robust robotics-based curricula that key to science and math, and to its rovers. Integrated packages are available for purchase by schools, and curricula are offered free of charge.
www.mindsirobotics.com


Ornithopter Zone
Here you can find a complete reference to the types of ornithopters, their history, how to build them and a selection of kits. These flying machines are educational to build or simply operate, as they teach the aerodynamics of flapping winged flight.

Parallax
The educational robotics industry, and the hobby robotics marketplace, was launched in the 1990s with the introduction of the world-famous Parallax Boe-Bot. We all owe a debt of gratitude to this pioneering company! Visit their site and check out the ActivityBot, the latest version of this cool table-top and carpet robot. Parallax offers curricula, contests, a large variety of sensors, lesson programs and much more in addition to its Boe-Bot product packages.
www.parallax.com

RobotShop
This venerable Quebec-based all-things robotics store offers nearly any imaginable robot product from hobby and toy platforms to sophisticated military grade products. And it has grown in recent years. Today, RobotShop offers articles, reports on robotics activities, helpful tutorials for enthusiasts of all ages, and also holds contests and challenges, as well. 
 

VisualEdge, Inc.
This rapidly growing firm offers a wide range of popular robotics games including Green Street, Safe Cracker, Full-Pull and more, and also sells a variety of game fields and accessories keyed to students in all tiers. Products include curricula and lesson programs as well as VEX VRC and VEX-IQ robots and programmers.
www.visualedgeinc.biz

VEX VRC & VEX-IQ
Innovation First International (IFI) founded the VEX VRC and VEX-IQ competitions for students at all levels. These programs are implemented largely in the education market. Educators and schools order robots and robotics products from VEX value added resellers for both of these product families. For more information, please see:
www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq

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CLUBS & SOCIETIES

Robots-and-Androids
This upbeat, informationally-dense portal includes an expansive directory of robotics sites with helpful capsule descriptions of products, organizations and news.
www.robots-and-androids.com/us-robot-clubs.html

The Seattle Robotics Society
This influential club has been a role model for many robot clubs nationwide. It sponsors community outreach and educational programs, runs RoboMagellan contests, and has staffed uncounted robotics workshops and demos at schools, county fairs and other community events. 
www.seattlerobotics.org

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COMPETITIONS

Lawrence Technological University (LTU)
LTU is the United States National Organizer for the World Robot Olympiad (WRO-US),  a global LEGO Robotics competition. LTU also holds the popular Robofest, Roboparade and GRAF challenges.  For details, please visit:
www.wroboto.us  |  www.wroboto.org  |  www.robofest.net

Robothon
Robothon is a robotics challenge sponsored by MINDS-I in the Seatlle area.  Its events include RoboMagellan, Line Following, Line Maze, Minisumo, and 3kg Sumo. Robothon is a national event that showcases the capabilities and technological developments in robotics from the amateur robotics community. People from around the world present new robotic technologies, share ideas, and show off their robotic creations.
www.robothon.org  |  www.facebook.com/Robothon

VEX VRC & VEX-IQ
Innovation First International (IFI) founded the VEX VRC and VEX-IQ competitions for students at all levels. These programs are implemented largely in the education market. Educators and schools order robots and robotics products from VEX value added resellers for both of these product families. For more information, please see:
www.vexrobotics.com/vexiq

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EDUCATION

AMA Flight School 

An intriguing, easy-to-use, and interactive educational resource that answers the question, How Do I?  Flight School offers do-it-yourself activities, educational resources, outreach information, and lots of video content.  It is a user-friendly experience for members, clubs, teachers, and anyone wanting to know more about aeromodeling.

 

logo_CMURACarnegie Mellon Robotics Academy
Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy studies how teachers use robots in classrooms to teach Computer Science, Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (CS-STEM).  The Robotics Academy’s mission is to use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology. The Robotics Academy creates research based, classroom tested CS-STEM solutions for teachers. Carnegie Mellon’s Robotic Academy staff and development team are housed in the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), where robots for business, government, and industry are designed, prototyped, and tested.
http://education.rec.ri.cmu.edu
 
 

DRONEYBEE

This group will advise you on general questions and is
appropriate for newbies looking for basic info
and introductions to the wonderful world of multirotors & RC
helicopters. The site is PACKED with How-Tos! Check it out.
--the editors.

 

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) 
LTU is the United States National Organizer for the World Robot Olympiad (WRO-US),  a global LEGO Robotics competition. LTU also holds the popular Robofest, Roboparade and GRAF challenges. Teams of students learn about STEM and develop their creative and problem solving skills through these robotics challenges. For details, please visit:
www.wroboto.us  |  www.wroboto.org   |   www.robofest.net

LEGO Education
LEGO offers preschool, elementary, middle and high school solutions for teaching STEM topics to students. These include a range of robust packages with materials for students and teachers, and accessories are available for customizing solutions for specific classroom needs.
www.education.lego.com/en

MINDS-i Education
MINDS-i has recently released robust robotics-based curricula that key to science and math, and to its rovers. The company, already a leader in rovers that handily traverse outdoor environments autonomously, has shown a leadership position in lesson programs, as well.
www.mindsieducation.com

National Robotics Education Foundation  (NREF)
NREF supports our country’s schools, educators , commercial and non-commercial partners and collaborators. Key programs include sponsoring the development of curricula, facilitating funding of robotics education and an annual NREF conference.
www.the-nref.org

Parallax
The educational robotics industry, and the hobby robotics marketplace, was launched in the 1990s with the introduction of the world-famous Parallax Boe-Bot. We all owe a debt of gratitude to this pioneering company! Visit their site and check out the ActivityBot, the latest version of this cool table-top and carpet robot. Parallax offers curricula, contests, a large variety of sensors, lesson programs and much more in addition to its Boe-Bot product packages.
www.parallax.com

Pitsco Education
Pitsco’s vision is “To lead educational change that positively affects learners.” Pitsco offers full year curruicular offerings for elementary, middle and high school levels and hand-on kits for students at all levels. Its annual Big Book catalog features over 3,000 STEM kits and hands-on activities. See the Classroom link for a listing of curricula.www.pitsco.com  www.pitsco.com/Classroom_Solutions/?art=6244

ROBOHUB
Robohub is a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe. Robohub's mission is to connect the robotics community to the rest of the world. Content-area specialists curate all incoming articles to make sure that reporting is truthful, fair and balanced, and in-house editors ensure that all content meets the highest editorial standards for language and clarity.  http://robohub.org/

                                                                                                                                                                   

Robotics Education Competition Foundation (REC)
REC connects students, mentors, and schools to successful and engaging technology-based STEM educational programs. REC provides competitions, workshops, curricula and a community that fosters the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for students to succeed. REC is committed to promoting technology and related student and professional advancement.
www.robotevents.com

 

ROBOSHACK                                                                                                 

ROBOSHACK is a place to express your passion about robotics and it is free and easy to become a member. This website is for everyone to share information with a growing community worldwide. It is for hobbyist, hackers, engineers and enthusiasts who have a common interest in robotics. Feel free to post your projects, tutorials, blogs and ideas related to robotics or electronics. This is a place where hobbyists and engineers can meet on the same ground to exchange ideas and learn about the next technology revolution.


RobotShop
This Quebec-based robotics store has expanded beyond its commercial retail business to create a range of articles, robotics lessons and helpful tutorials for students and hobbyists alike.  These offerings make it a leader in the provision of lesson programs and curricula. 
www.RobotShop.com


NON-PROFITS

 

AMA Flight School 

An intriguing, easy-to-use, and interactive educational resource that answers the question, How Do I?  Flight School offers do-it-yourself activities, educational resources, outreach information, and lots of video content.  It is a user-friendly experience for members, clubs, teachers, and anyone wanting to know more about aeromodeling.

 

National Robotics Education Foundation  (NREF)
NREF supports our country’s schools, educators , commercial and non-commercial partners and collaborators. Key programs include sponsoring the development of curricula, facilitating funding of robotics education and an annual NREF conference.
www.the-nref.org

Robotics Education Competition Foundation (REC) 
REC connects students, mentors, and schools to successful and engaging technology-based STEM educational programs. REC provides competitions, workshops, curricula and a community that fosters the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for students to succeed.
www.robotevents.com

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ROBOTICS NEWS

Association for Unmanned Systems Vehicles International (AUVSI)
The AUVSI is a national organization with 13 U.S. chapters, and counterparts in other countries. It is dedicated to the unmanned systems (robotics) industry. Its home page has news related resources, webinar schedules, and postings of event dates.
www.auvsi.org/home

National Robotics Education Foundation  (NREF)
NREF supports our country’s schools, educators , commercial and non-commercial partners and collaborators. Key programs include publicizing robotics-based curricula, offering robotics news, and covering hands-on, DIY robotics events such as robotics competitions at Maker Faires.
http://the-nref.org/content/journal-robotics-education

ROBOHUB
Robohub is a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe. Robohub's mission is to connect the robotics community to the rest of the world. Content-area specialists curate all incoming articles to make sure that reporting is truthful, fair and balanced, and in-house editors ensure that all content meets the highest editorial standards for language and clarity.   http://robohub.org/

Robots-Dreams
This highly recommended robotics blog was founded by Japan-based Lem Fugitt, who has garnered a wide readership over the years. You will find all kinds of reports on this frequently updated site, from the whimsical to very compelling, in-depth interviews and reports.
www.robots-dreams.com

TheRobotReport.com
Founded by Frank Tobe, TheRobotReport covers the business of robotics for investors. It is a goldmine of diverse, continually updated news reports anchored to domestic and foreign robotics business performance and technical innovation. Its global drill-down map is an unmatched research tool.
www.TheRobotReport.com

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