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Two thankful robots pose for their creator.

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ROBOT KITS AND TECHNO GLITZ

Three kits that got me started in the glamorous and fulfilling world of robotics.

By Arwen O’Reilly

Growing up, I read more Jane Austen than science fiction, and spent hours dreaming of the elegant past. But now, with more and more articles detailing the leaps and bounds in robotics (some good, some bad), I’ve started to prick up my ears. If our world will soon contain robot nurses for the elderly and robot tanks with remote-control guns, I need to start learning more about robotics.

A robot kit seemed the best way to start, so I checked out three: ...

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