We know you love robots. We love robots, too. In fact, who doesn’t love robots? Robots are one of those things that capture the imagination of people of all ages, backgrounds, nationalities. So we’re really proud to unveil this project. Robots for iPad is an app featuring the world’s coolest robots. If you want to know how robotics is going to change the world, this app is for you.
The app, which is now available in Apple’s App Store, includes 126 robots from 19 countries. I could go on and describe the main features, but I think the best way to see what the app is about is to watch this video.
As the video shows, you can spin robots 360 degrees, review detailed technical specs, see photos and videos, and much more.
We hope you like the app as much as we do. And if your favorite robot (maybe a robot you helped to build) is not in the app, don’t worry. Send us an email and we’ll try to include it in a future update. If you have other suggestions for the app (should we build an Android version?), send those as well. We want your feedback to make this app even better.
Finally, we would like to thank the hundreds of roboticists, researchers, engineers, and other folks who provided ideas, information, and images for the app. Without YOU this project would not have been possible. So thank you, and keep making awesome robots!
Erico Guizzo is the Director of Digital Innovation at IEEE Spectrum, and cofounder of the IEEE Robots Guide, an award-winning interactive site about robotics. He oversees the operation, integration, and new feature development for all digital properties and platforms, including the Spectrum website, newsletters, CMS, editorial workflow systems, and analytics and AI tools. An IEEE Member, he is an electrical engineer by training and has a master’s degree in science writing from MIT.
Randi Klett is the photo director at IEEE Spectrum where she oversees all photography selection and shoot production across the print magazine and web properties for Spectrum and The Institute. She’s the cofounder of the IEEE Robots Guide, an award-winning interactive site about robotics. She has a BFA in photographic and imaging arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology.