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Just when you thought it was safe to run into the water to escape the land-robot madness, here comes the Octobot! Swimming at a blistering 7 inches a second, the Octobot, developed by the Institute of Computer Science in Greece, is inspired by the common octopus, using eight arms to swim and chase down its […]

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Foldable robot

While folding robots may not be anything out of the ordinary these days, researchers at MIT and Harvard have come up with a new type of folding robot.  The robot, made of paper and polystyrene plastic (aka Shrinky Dink material), can assemble itself and walk away to do whatever it needs with with no human interaction/input. Now, […]

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A printer that can fit in your pocket

Most of us have been there; struggling to finish that paper right before class just to realize that you have nowhere to print it. Fortunately, PocketPrinter can change all that. Designed by ZUtA Labs, based in Jerusalem, Isreal, the PocketPrinter can be plugged into any device (smartphone, tablet, or laptop), and can print on any-sized […]

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Bionic fingers help you grab stuff

Have you ever been told to “get a grip”? Well, with this spiffy new robot, you can do just that! Developed by researches at MIT, the new “supernumerary robotic fingers” are two long digits, mounted on the user’s wrist. A special algorithm allows the digits to move in accordance with the wearer’s actual fingers. The algorithm […]

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Robot Parks your Car

With the future bearing gifts: swarms of automated cars, that is, it’s only right that you have a way to park your self-driving car. Serva Transport Systems has now given us just that.  Debuting at Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, the robot valet, dubbed Ray is equipped with forklifts to help move the cars in and out of the airport […]

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JIBO: The Family Robot

Nowadays, personal AI’s in your smartphone help with making appointments, adding events to your calendar…etc. But none of them are truly social. That’s where JIBO comes in. The world’s first family robot, JIBO brings intelligence and helpfulness with heart to the home. Developed by MIT Media Lab researcher and Director of Personal Robots Group, Cynthia Breazeal, JIBO […]

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Finger-ring reads books to the blind

According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people are visually impaired, with 39 million of them being blind. To assist the visually impaired in reading, researchers from the MIT Media Lab have recently developed a ring-shaped device that will read to the wearer. After putting the device on their finger, the user runs that finger […]

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