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Don’t Bite the Robot That Feeds You
May 20th, 2021

Running the 26 miles in a marathon is hard. But Tomatan the robot is trying to make it a little easier. Read on to toss around the numbers behind this tomato-tossing robot!

The Best Way to Throw an Angry Bird
April 9th, 2021

Robots are everywhere and can do anything from pressing a button to flinging an Angry Bird! Try your math skills at figuring out how this robot works!

If Your Car Had Arms and Legs
October 9th, 2020

We have lots of robots in our lives, but we bet there are few as cool as this real-life Transformer car! Read on to see how it works, and discover the math in these mutating cars.

Your Very Own (Mini) Car Factory
August 17th, 2020

It’s hard to get something that’s more fun than Legos, robots, or cars – except when they’re all together! Read on to do the math on a Lego robot that builds Lego cars, and see how quickly the fun adds up.

Rock Star Robot
July 20th, 2020

Robots can do almost everything these days – including play the guitar! Read on to hear the toe-tapping talent of one Lego robot, and find out how math helps this machine make marvelous music.

Because Robots Love Toys, Too
December 27th, 2019

The Rubik’s cube is a fun puzzle that people have been solving for decades. So why not let robots have some fun with it, too? Read to see how fast a robot can solve this famous puzzle, and unscramble the layers of math in this Rubik’s-cubing robot!

Fluffy Robot Penguin
October 8th, 2019

It’s hard to study penguins as a scientist. But if you’re a scientist with a robot it’s a lot easier. And it’s even easier if your robot is cleverly disguised as a penguin. Read on to see how the penguins are liking these fluffy robot penguins, and do the penguin math.

When Robots Horse Around
January 31st, 2016

Bedtime Math fan Amber J. asked us, what is the biggest robot horse on Earth? Read on to find out about some pretty large robots – and horse around with the math!

Can a Robot Ride a Bike?
September 29th, 2015

Meet Primer V2, a balancing bot with a special talent. Read on to find out what this radical, riding robot can do – and cruise along with the robot math!

A Champion Cheetah
June 6th, 2015

Think jumping over hurdles is a piece of cake? You’d be surprised by all the on-the-spot math the brain does to get you over that log without landing on your face. Read on to see how a cheetah robot built at MIT does the math to jump over higher and higher hurdles!

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