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Robot Firefighter

It is undisputed that firefighting is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. As of March 2017, there have been 35 reported firefighter fatalities (usfa.fema.gov). Countless firefighters around the world constantly put their lives in danger to save others. Howe and Howe Technologies’ Thermite RS2-T1 aims to eliminate that statistic. The firefighting robot […]

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Smart chairs ferry the leg-hurt across lengthy lines

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

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Is the Terminator Finally Here?

Skynet is nigh! Skynet is nigh! That might very well be your reaction after seeing this video. Robotics enthusiasts and experts alike, for years, have been trying to make the most human-like robot possible. It’s obvious what that entails; an accurate and believable replication of the human body’s 206 bones and 640+ muscles. Cut to […]

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Talking Hands

Sign language was a huge step for the deaf community to communicate with others. However, the population at large isn’t trained in sign language, making life even more difficult. That is, until these two students from the University of Washington came along.   Sophomores Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for creating […]

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Tesla’s Triplets

Yeah, yeah, I know…I’m late to the Tesla hype train. Sorry, I’ve been a little busy. Disclaimer aside, with the recent addition of the Model 3 to the family, Tesla’s S.3.X-y lineup is now complete. First came the Model S, then X, and now the more wallet friendly Model 3. Some of you might just […]

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SpaceX Lands Rocket on a Boat

I’m sure you all have heard already, but SpaceX, a space exploration company founded by Tesla and PayPal founder Elon Musk, has successfully landed a rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean. After 4 failed attempts, this marks a huge milestone in how we are able to reuse the tools that help us reach […]

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Flexible robot grippers

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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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