Robots App Brings Amazing World of Robotics to iPad

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — 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 world's coolest robots, is now available in Apple's 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.

Among the amazing robots included in the app are Honda's famed humanoid Asimo, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, and Google's 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 app's 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 that's 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 specs—dimensions, sensors, actuators, cost, and more—about the world's 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 creations—and even some career advice—in 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

Website: http://robotsforipad.com

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8j_18kV3xM

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. It's 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 is the world's largest technical professional organization 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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