General Knowledge

GoRobotics - News and Projects - GoRobotics.net is a website network devoted to amateur robotics. Their goal is to be the ultimate resource for robotics.

Lynxmotion - A website that provides cool pics and videos of robots. Also provides other information on “how to build”

Physorg - News, information, and examples of build robots to complete different task

Robotic Informational Center - If you have a question about robotics, start by reading the The Robotics FAQ.

Robots.net - The place to read the latest news on personal and industrial robotics, robot competitions, and other cool stuff.

Science Daily: Root news - Up-to-date robotics news from research institutions around the world. Provides RSS feed and can sign up for their newsletter.


California Institute of Technology - Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Contains detailed descriptions of the activities of the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section and related robotics efforts of the Jet Propulsion Lab. This group works on all aspects of robotics for space exploration and related terrestrial applications.

Carnegie Mellon - The Robotic Institute - The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, the Robotics Institute has diversified its efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining its original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field.

Robotic Learning - News, and information about children and their experiences in robotic technology.


Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence - A nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI also aims to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence, improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions

Chibots - a chicago community of robot hobbists

FIRST - US site - Robotics programs are coordinated in many countries for students of different ages.

NASA - promoting robotics by offerring educational ideas by age category for students

Rockford IL High School Team for First - The Rockford site gives some indication of the excitement generated by this effort.

Lego Related

Lego Robot Resources - LEGO Robot step-by-step building guides for attachments like the Gripper, Touch Sensor, Rotation/Angle Sensor, etc.


Microsoft Robotics Studio - A Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware.

Microsoft Robotics Studio - Home - Microsoft Robotics Studio courseware now available.

Robotics Online - Provides information to help engineers, managers and executives apply and justify robotics and flexible automation. The site includes a Buyer's Guide with a search engine function, plus feature articles, daily news updates, case studies, technical papers, event calendar, job openings, an "Ask the Experts" forum, and much more

Robotic Trends, Robotic Technology That Assists, Entertains and Protects Us - News, information, opinion and analysis portal covering the personal, service, mobile and military robotics markets.

RobotWorx - a commercial robotic engineering and consulting firm started in 1992.

Trossen Robotics - Information and one-stop shop for buying robots and different parts in order to build the “perfect” robot

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