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New Blog Post: "A Brief History of Robots" by Justin Risedorf

FIRST: More Than Meets The Eye The first robots I recall ever interacting with when I was young were Transformers. I suppose, if you were being REALLY generous, you could refer to them as semi-educational toys since each was a mini-puzzle that only kids younger than 13 could figure out. In fact, if I were this clever at 8-years-old, I might have convinced my parents to want to buy me more. But then, all I would have to show for it would be a box full of forgotten plastic robots that transformed into cars I could now sell on eBay. But there was a different group of transforming robots that I wish I had discovered in my high school days. Instead of buying them, you built them with a group of your peers. Instead of transforming into cars, they would transform your life. Why Aliens Know Math I spent most of Saturday at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for Engineer’...

Full article: http://www.mouser.com/blog/brief-history-of-robots

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