Author Archives: Yiu-On Li

Smart chairs ferry the leg-hurt across lengthy lines


For once, Tesla isn’t the star of the show. +10   

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Flexible robot grippers


The human hand is a marvel of biological engineering and is, without a doubt, incredibly valuable. So if you had to cope with a robotic, two-fingered hand for the rest of your life, chances are you would be more than a little nervous. Aside from the “inconvenience” of having your hand spontaneously morph into an […]

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Meet Darwin, a robot that learns from its mistakes


Today’s robots are usually programmed by someone clacking away at the keyboard in order to make them perform a task, as mundane as they may seem to us humans; 20 lines of code could constitute as little as less than a second of activity in the real world. The obvious problem with this, then, is that coding often […]

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