Robotics Resources

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Influential Robotics Organizations

The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (IEEE RAS), a professional society of the IEEE, is interested in both applied and theoretical issues in robotics and automation. On the robotics education aspect, IEEE RAS focuses on reaching future generations beginning at the university level through its Student Branch Chapters and Student Activities Committee. You can find robotics educational programs, conferences, competitions and projects on their website.

The International Federation of Robotics was established in 1987 in connection with the 17th International Symposium on Robotics ISR as a non-profit organization by robotics organizations from over 15 countries. Since 1970, an International Symposium on Robotics has been organized every year in different continents, countries and cities. Each Symposium is organized in conjunction with an International Robot Exhibition.

The Robot Hall of Fame recognizes excellence in robotics technology worldwide and honors the fictional and real robots that have inspired and made breakthrough accomplishments in robotics. The Robot Hall of Fame was created by Carnegie Mellon University in April 2003 to call attention to the increasing contributions of robots to society.

RoboGames (previously ROBOlympics) is an annual robot contest held in San Mateo, California. It is the world’s largest open robot competition (according to the Guinness Book of World Records). Competitions typically involve entrants representing a large selection of countries, who compete in over fifty events.

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) is a United States trade group organized to serve the robotics industry. It was founded in 1974. It is involved in safety standards for robots, and sponsors robotics conferences.

Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (ISA) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for the modern automation industry. It develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.

The NASA Robotics Alliance Project focuses on four multi-year goals: enroll American support for the advancement of Robotics Technologies required for Extraterrestrial Exploration; inspire American high school students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering; motivate American BSRE undergraduates and graduates to pursue M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in robotics; engage BSRE, MSRE and PhDRE students prior to graduation.

Robotics News and Trends Websites

IEEE Spectrum is a magazine edited by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Robotics News & Articles section is all about robotics and AI.

Popular Mechanics is a classic magazine of popular technology. It was first published on January 11, 1902. There are nine international editions.

Science Daily, founded in 1995, is an American news website for topical science articles. It features articles on a wide variety of science topics including robotics and more.

Robotics Business Review reports on the latest business news, financial transactions and technology developments across the global robotics market.

Robot Magazine is an American bi-monthly robotics publication.

MAKE is an American bimonthly magazine published by Maker Media which focuses on do it yourself (DIY) and/or DIWO (Do It With Others) projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines.

Robohub is an online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe.

Robotics Trends‘ mission is to share with consumers the innovative robots and robotic technologies shaping the high tech landscape of today and tomorrow.

SERVO Magazine is dedicated to the “Next Generation of Robotics Experimenters”, devoted 100% to robots and robotics. Each monthly issue has feature articles, interviews, tutorials, DIY projects, hacks, parts sources and more.

Kids, Code, and Computer Science magazine is a bi-monthly online and print magazine about learning to code, computer science, and how we use technology in our daily lives.

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