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JLI Robotics Launches Grain Weevil Project

The Grain Weevil is a patent pending grain extraction robot that scurries across the top of the grain engaging the grain directly with its drive system and a variety of adaptable tools to safety and efficiently aid in the extraction of grain from the grain bin. The “scurrying” action and tools disrupt viscosity of the grain as to improve the natural flow.

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JLI Visits 1871 and mHUB

During a recent trip to Chicago, JLI had the opportunity to experience the shared workspaces / innovation hubs 1871 and mHUB. This was a great opportunity to collaborate and learn with some extremely innovative companies. We unveiled our updated prototype robot that uses color tracking, blue tooth phone control, and our newest version of the ARC Reactor control system. Next step: Beta Testing Production Version!

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CREATE Open powered by NPPD Season in Full Swing

As the new year rolls around we are deep into the CREATE Open powered by NPPD robotics competition season. This twist on the traditional VEX competition allows students to use any platform and nearly any parts that they can find. JLI Robotics is pleased that nearly 20% of the the competitors have chosen to employ the ARC Reactor control system. After dominant performances by several of the leading ARC powered robots, teams throughout the competition are jumping on board with JLI. With five competitions left in the season, teams continue to innovate and push the limits in this “outlaw” division! Here is a great video from team C2525A:

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Educational Starter Kits Announced!

JLI Robotics is proud to announce our ARC Reactor Starter Kit for education. Get started in open robotics for as low as $345.00 — $575.00 gets you a driving programmable robot with robust motors, flexible power solutions, and rapid prototyping body components.  Click for more information!

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