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Robots App Brings Amazing World of Robotics to iPad


NEW YORK CITY (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

Robots have long captured our imagination. Now a new iPad app will show how robots are becoming reality. Robots for iPad a fun and engaging app featuring the worlds coolest robots, is now available in Apples App Store. Created by IEEE Spectrum, the award-winning technology magazine, the app lets users explore 126 robots from 19 countries, with 360-degree views, interactive animations, technical specs, and hundreds of photos, videos, and articles.

Website: http://robotsforipad.com

Among the amazing robots included in the app are Hondas famed humanoid Asimo, NASAs Curiosity Mars rover, and Googles self-driving car. There are also androids, drones, exoskeletons, quadrupeds, and snake robots. The app offers countless hours of exploration and entertainment to anyone interested in learning about robotics. Robot enthusiasts can review in-depth, technical data about each robot, while beginners can learn how robots work and how to get started in robotics.

Dancing humanoids, lifelike androids, and toy robots come alive on the iPad screen with the apps interactive images. Created exclusively for the app, the interactives let users play with robots by spinning them 360 degrees or moving them through a variety of actions: Just by swiping the screen, a user can get the little humanoid Nao to perform tai chi or make the child robot iCub crawl back and forth. The interactives offer a unique, hands-on experience thats possible only with the iPad.

The app also stands out for its rich catalog of robotics data. For the first time, users can find detailed specsdimensions, sensors, actuators, cost, and moreabout the worlds most advanced robots all in one place. Each robot has its own profile page, with technical details, fun facts, and related articles. Not only can users learn about the robots, they can also rate them. All the votes are tallied into rankings that show the top rated, most wanted, and creepiest robots.

The humans behind the robots are also part of the app. Rodney Brooks, Dean Kamen, and other leading roboticists provide insights about their creationsand even some career advicein exclusive audio interviews. The app also features a detailed glossary of robotics terms, a timeline of robots and artificial intelligence, and a section where users can choose which robot wins in a face-off match. All this makes Robots for iPad an unmatched source of information that will inspire and enthrall its users with the possibilities of robotics.

App Specs:

Price: US $ 4.99
Number of robots: 126
360s and interactives: 34
Photos: 493
Videos: 446
Audio: 42
App size: 410 MB
Optimized for Retina display
Runs on any iPad model, including the iPad mini

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/robots-for-ipad/id566581906?ls=1&mt=8

Images and screenshots: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/asros4bbriwmli2/l-iU2pdeOJ

Twitter: https://twitter.com/robotsapp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IEEE.Spectrum.Robotics

About IEEE Spectrum

IEEE Spectrum is an award-winning magazine and website on science, engineering, and technology. Its the flagship publication of the IEEE, distributed monthly to all 400,000 IEEE members worldwide. Winner of the 2012 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, IEEE Spectrum strives to give its readers the details behind big technology-related stories that affect their world, either as technically savvy citizens or as working technologists. Learn more: http://spectrum.ieee.org

About IEEE

IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas, including aerospace systems, computers, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power, robotics and automation, and consumer electronics. Learn more: http://www.ieee.org







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