Eric Brown's sampling of some innovative, new, or newly updated robots ranging from simple kits to a few advanced systems that have yet to leave the laboratory. Click the link, below, to read the full story.
Baxter 2.0 (Rethink Robotics)
This $22K manufacturing robot runs Linux and ROS on a quad-core processor, and features two human-sized arms, an animated facial display, and "behavior-based" AI. Version 2.0 works faster, picks and places parts at any axis, and better controls waypoints.