Great talk and video about new robots

At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots — like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR — all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab’s incredible technical success.


PythonTurtle strives to provide the lowest-threshold way to learn (or teach) Python. Students command an interactive Python shell (similar to the IDLE development environment) and use Python functions to move a turtle displayed on the screen. An illustrated help screen introduces the student to the basics of Python programming while demonstrating how to move the turtle

Automaton: Hubo II Humanoid Robot Is Lighter and Faster, Makes His Creator Proud (video)

A good example to show students who are interested in robotics.

Professor Jun Ho Oh is ready to introduce the new addition to his family. Hubo II is lighter and faster than its predecessor. Most humanoid robots walk with their knees bent, which is dynamically more stable but not natural compared to human walking. Hubo II, Professor Oh says, performs straight leg walking, which consumes less energy and allows for faster walking