Robots that do the dirty work — CES 2016 robotics slideshow

From grill-cleaning robots to robots that defied gravity, the CES 2016 robotics section had companies with an interesting array of tasks. Robots have been developed for all sorts of purposes with the goal of helping humans with everyday tasks. In the first nine months of 2015, over 22,000 robots valued at $1.3 billion were ordered from North … Read more

Spare Parts hits theaters today – true tale of AZ teen robotics club beating MIT

The local tale of a few high school underdogs competing in an underwater robotics competition against MIT and winning has finally hit the big screens today. “Spare Parts,” tells the story of how four Carl Hayden Community High School Students and their mentors used car parts, 800 dollars, innovation and quick thinking to build the … Read more

Kingman High School robotics team wins $5,000 from The Chrysler Foundation

Kingman High School’s Bionic Bulldogs robotics team just landed a sweet score from The Chrysler Foundation after receiving $5,000 to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge. [youtube]http://youtu.be/IppTdkRcoXs [/youtube] Imagine an event that combines frisbee chucking robots and learning about mechanics and engineering and you have the FIRST events. Sounds pretty epic, … Read more

Robots attack! High school robotics teams demo at Phoenix Comicon

Local high school robotics teams let Phoenix Comicon goers sneak a peak at their battle-ready robot creations throughout the weekend. These teams get to build, design and battle their robots in local and national competitions. The students are associated with the program FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) which inspires student interest in science and … Read more

Inside the geekiest college in AZ

Cybersecurity, digital media, forensics, robotics maker labs and game development, just some of the programs found at the University of Advancing Technology. Considered one of the most technologically advanced private colleges in Arizona and 100 percent STEM focused, the college offers over 20 undergraduate degrees and their cybersecurity program is one of the top in … Read more

ASU Fulton Engineer School launches Startup Center, holds Demo Day competition

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist Arizona State University’s Fulton Schools officially launched their Startup Center Thursday as a way to empower undergraduate and graduate students within the schools to explore entrepreneurial ideas. The Center will offer innovation courses, workshops, mentoring and other events. “We’ve positioned this competition to be at the top of the funnel in … Read more

Bonanza Educational brings Legos and tech together

Whether it’s building the Millennium Falcon or a walking robot, Legos can be used for educational purposes and as an outlet for teaching technology. Chandler-based educational enrichment program company Bonanza Educational, LLC is providing a multitude of programs for students and the community to learn topics that aren’t always taught in schools, including an Intro … Read more

Make it, fail, make it again, sell it – interview with UAT Provost Dr. David Bolman

Video contribution by Xavier Smith Building a product, having it fail, going back to the drawing board and then figuring out how to get it to market is a “been there done that” mindset when a student leaves the University of Advancing Technology (UAT). “Learning has changed,” Provost UAT Dr. David Bolman said. The curriculum at UAT follows … Read more

Women in tech initiatives reach international heights

Bust out the capes and computers! Women in tech campaigns and initiatives have emerged and built awareness on the national stage. Only 26 percent of professional computing occupations in the 2014 U.S. workforce was held by women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. The sheer shortage of women in the tech … Read more

Gadgets for the Guru: Father's Day edition

Impress your Dad by getting him one of the hottest tech gadgets on the market today! Father’s Day is right around the corner so get shopping!   frē by Lifeproof The frē case by Lifeproof is the perfect iPhone 6 case for the clumsy or adventurous Dad. The case is submersible to 6.6 feet of … Read more