Air Hogs’ Supernova packs motion controls in a kid-friendly drone

Toy drones have been cheap and plentiful over the past few years, but it's really hard for new products to stand out from the pack when they need to keep the price down and can't throw in premium features like a 4K camera. But that hasn't stopped Spi...

Learn About Robotics with This Bionic Lizard

Interested in learning more about robotics? The DIY Bionic Robot Lizard is a perfect way to make robotics education really fun. Designed for STEM education, this mechanical lizard can provide hours of amusement to both beginners and advanced robotics experts, all while being an effective educational experience.

With the kit, users will assemble the lizard robot, then utilize the provided programming language and Sunfounder Nano board to make the robotic reptile move. By the end of the lesson, students will have gained valuable knowledge about all different aspects of electronics and programming.

Let the DIY Bionic Robot Lizard teach you about robotics. It’s yours for $54.99 in the Technabob Shop. Plus, you can use code USA20 for an extra 20% off through 2/20/2018.

Robots Go Skiing, Fall on Their Shiny Metal Asses

Many of us are on the lookout for the impending robot uprising, but once you see this video of skiing robots falling on their butts, you may not be so worried. The footage comes from the Ski Robot Challenge in South Korea outside of PyeongChang. The event was held at the Welli Hilli resort in Hoengseong, about an hour away from the 2018 Winter Olympic games.

Eight teams competed against each other and the rules state that all robots have to be at least 20 inches tall, have two legs, and operate on an independent power system. Sure, there were a few robots that had impressive runs, but as you can see, there were a lot of fails here. The winning robot was TaekwonV from a company called Minirobot Corp and it took home the $10,000 prize, navigating the course in just 18 seconds with no falls.

This video is sure to make you laugh. I mean, what’s better than robots falling again and again while trying to look cool and do awesome things? This wasn’t an official event at this year’s Olympics, but it should be, so we can watch highlights of robots failing and laugh at them as a society.

[via Sploid]