Hands-on With The SYMA X5C-1 Explorer Quad-Copter (Video)

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People seriously interested in getting involved with personal drones would be well advised to bring money. To get reasonable performance, quality photos and video, and an easy to use interface, it’s not unusual to spend from USD$700 up to several thousand or more. But, if you just want to dip your toe in the water and get a feel for what the drone craze is all about, Syma X5C-1 Explorer Quad Copter could be an excellent choice. And, typically priced at less than USD$70, the X5C-1 is cheap enough that you won’t be heartbroken if it unexpectedly crashes or drops and sinks into a lake. 

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Thunderbolt Robot’s Realistic Walking Comes From Innovative Design (Video)

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Humanoid robot walking is difficult, much more difficult than most people think. We assume that it’s easy because we, and most people we know, can do it without thinking. But we forget all the months, even years, of practice, trial and error, bumps and bruises, that we put in as children before we got to the point where we could walk smoothly without effort and without having to focus on what we were doing.

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Robot Brings Happiness And Health to Care Facilities in Europe (Video)

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Technology and gadgets are exciting, sometimes even compelling. We see something new, something on the cutting edge, and we just have to have one. Rationality and reason go out the window as we whip out our credit card and quickly consummate the purchase. Then, almost inevitably our fantastic purchase loses our attention after a few weeks or months and is relegated to gathering dusk in some closet or corner of the garage.


Purchases that last are those that fill our basic needs and continue to provide us with satisfaction day after day, week after week. Robots are like that. Tens of thousands of home/personal robots have been sold over the past decade, but very few of them are still playing an active role in the life of their human owners. And, the exceptions, those robots that have really delivered on their promises and continuously contribute to improving quality of life, like ZORA ROBOT, give us significant insight into the way that robots and humans can live and work together building a bright future.

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