Robot Magazine

Robot Magazine was an American bi-monthly robotics publication produced by the Maplegate Media Group.[1]

Robot Magazine
EditorGreg Vogel
PublisherMaplegate Media Group
Year foundedNovember 2005
Final issue2017
Based inDanbury, Connecticut


History and profile

Robot Magazine was conceived, designed, originally staffed and run for several years by then editor-in-chief, Tom Atwood.[2] Launched in late 2005, the first cover featured the Mythbusters.[2] Atwood called Jamie Hyneman at M5 Industries in San Francisco, and the two coordinated production of the first Robot cover as well as Hyneman's first story. The magazine was started as a quarterly publication and the first issue appeared in November 2005.[2][3]

In January 2012 Greg Vogel became the editor-in-chief of Robot Magazine which was based in Danbury, Connecticut.[1] In 2017 Maplegate Media has closed its doors and is out of business.[4] Robot Magazine no longer exists.[4]

Topics covered commonly included: how hobbyists can build and program robots from kits or from scratch, results of robot competitions and conventions, and how educators in colleges and high schools are incorporating the building and programming of robots into their teaching of science, engineering, and math.

Columns and departments

Robot Magazine had a number of recurring columns that deal with various areas of robotics:

  • NAME THAT BOT!, a contest which challenges the reader to identify a prominent real-world or fictional robot.
  • ROBOT FEED, the letters section.
  • LERN, Leading Edge Robotics News.
  • Combat Zone, a column that deals specifically with combat robotics and competitions.
  • SNAPSHOT, a notable robot photograph.
  • BOT SHOP REPORT, a home workshop report.
  • PLUG & PLAY, product news.
  • FUTURE BYTES, new developments in the lab.


  1. ^ a b "Maplegate Media Group names Greg Vogel new editor-in-chief" . Model Retailer. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "A First Look at Robot Magazine" . RobotShop. 25 October 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Robot Magazine to Launch November 1" . Cision PRweek. Ridgefield, CT. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Top robotics magazines you should read in 2020" . Robotics Biz. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 8 May 2020.

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