Star Wars robot cheers sick kids

Inspiration can strike in the most unexpected ways, and for Micke Askernas, the idea to build a full-scale R2-D2 robot came to him in the form of a bottle of bath bubbles. “I was looking at an R2-D2 bubble bath container that my brother had given me some years before,” Askernas

MaxAmps battery powered racing

The University of British Columbia’s E-Racing team had prepared for a year for the Knox Mountain Hillclimb – an 800 foot climb, two mile course historically the stomping ground of the gasoline powered car. The engineering design team had a 1984 Reynard Formula Ford car,

Batteries contribute to world championship win

The life of a combat robot is all about the heat of the fight, and in that battle, when a major title is at stake, it could be the life of the robot’s batteries that make or break the championship. Gabriel Barsi, a member of the RioBotz combat robot team at Pontifical Catholic