Author Archives: Owen Li

Worm in a Robot’s Body

“What?”, you ask. But it’s true! Scientists have transplanted a worm’s (Caenorhabditis elegans) nervous system into the body of a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot. “Why?”, you ask again. OpenWorm, an organization that wants to create the first virtual organism in a computer, hopes to further understand the human brain. Understanding a simple worm’s brain is […]

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‘Tis the Season

This year has seen huge breakthroughs in technology. What a better way to cap off a great year of robots with some Christmas themed robot fun! Merry Bot-mas! +70   

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Real-Life Cyborg?

After losing both of his arms to an electrical accident, Les Baugh now has 2 brand-new robotics arms. Thanks to the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Baugh can control both of these arms, which are attached wirelessly to his nerve endings, with his mind. The future is bright for both Baugh and for prosthetic […]

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Water Pipe Inspector

Robots that inspect the insides of water pipes usually use rubber wheels and treads to grip the pipe, which ends up dislodging rust particles that end up in peoples’ taps. To combat this problem, the European Union TRACT project is developing a propeller-driven robot that keeps the pipe-touching to a minimum. Developed by Norway’s SINTEF […]

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Hey look! Yet another reason for retailers to start laying off employees! That reason? The OSHbot. Developed by OSH, this friendly robot will come up to the customer as they enter the store and ask for what they’re looking for. Equipped with a 3D & Product Scanner, autonomous navigation, and obstacle avoidance capabilities, this robot […]

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Metal 3D Printing

With the popularity of the 3D printer on the rise, there was just bound to be someone to think, “Why use plastics that can snap? Why not just use metal?” Well, here it is, the metal 3D printer! While huge industrial metal 3D printers have been used for around 3 years now, Matterfab, a metal […]

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Coder in Chief


Barack Obama: Harvard Graduate, Senator, Nobel Laureate, President of the United States, … coder? In celebration of the international “Hour of Code” event, Obama lead over 20 middle school students in the White House by writing a single line of JavaScript. And while this article has nothing to do with robots, it’s great to see […]

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