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Meet Darwin, a robot that learns from its mistakes

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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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R.O.A.R

Here we are with another step towards a life of automation. Whether you’re feeling a rush to recycle, or feel like going on a trek for trash, fear not. You don’t need to do it yourself. Just send a ROARing robot to do it for you! Currently in development by Volvo and roboticists from Mälardalen University […]

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T.E.M.P

Many Chinese kids probably know the ancient war story where a general convinced the rival nation’s king to tie all their boats together to reduce sea sickness, and then proceeded to burn all the connected ships down. If you haven’t heard that story before, go look it up, it’s pretty funny. Researchers at the University […]

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Robot Scrubber

If robot cleaning was a sport, this bot would definitely get called in after every match and be checked for RGH (Robot growth hormones) and other robot-steroids. Rockin’ a smooth kiwi-drive, it traverses long and busy hallways without causing a single casualty. With both brush and vacuum capabilities, it is suitable for any type of […]

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Eco-warrior Robot Swan

Next time you’re out on the lake, enjoying a nice fishing trip or whatever, and see a single, lone swan, you might want to watch your waste (as you always should). Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have recently created the NUSwan, robotic swans that can track water quality and upload data in […]

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Knife Orchestra

Have you ever been in the kitchen, slicin’ and dicin’, and just wondered to yourself, “Man, this experience would be so much better if I had some Bee Gees and automatic knives!” Well, look no further! Created by Niel Mendoza, the Electric Knife Orchestra consists of 16 knives and 1 meat cleaver, which combine to […]

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Origami Batteries

Battery technology has been improving at a crazy rate in past years, getting smaller and more powerful with each passing year. Concurrent with all the previous advancements, this new innovation in battery technology is sure to make people…bend over backwards. Didn’t get that joke? Let me explain. Hanqing Jiang, an associate professor at Arizona State […]

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