MegaBots Wants YOU (To Fund Its Kickstarter)

Photos: Nathan Hurst

Oehrlein, left, with Cavalcanti. Photos: Nathan Hurst

This morning, MegaBots launched a Kickstarter seeking $500,000 to fund its giant robot, Mk. II, in its upcoming battle against Suidobashi Heavy Industry’s Kuratas.

Mk. II (pronounced “Mark Two”) is the second iteration …

Maker Spotlight: Lisa Winter

Name: Lisa Winter
Home: Berkeley, California, transplanted from the Midwest
Makerspace: I share a machine shop in Berkeley called the Confusion Vortex.
Day Job: Engineering Project Manager at Mattel



How’d you get started making? I’ve been a tinkerer my …

Using Language to Control a Robot

Jeffrey Siskind, associate professor in Purdue’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, poses with Darth Vader, a language-learning robot that has shown the ability to create its own path of movement based on numerous previous experiences. (Purdue Research Foundation photo/Curt

Miimo Robotic Lawn Mower From Honda

Honda Miimo Lawn Mowing RobotIf we asked you to describe your current lawn care arrangements, you might respond, “I mow.” Starting this summer, however, the folks at Honda are hoping to change your response to Miimo, the name of their new robotic lawn mower.…