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Robots Create Ghosts?

Ok. The title might be a bit misleading. Recently, Olaf Blanke and his team of researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne identified the region of your brain involved in such hallucinating ghostly presences -┬áthe feeling of someone near you when there’s no one there. The robot they used had two parts […]

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Cyborg Cockroaches

You might want to reconsider killing that rogue cockroach under your house now, for that very cockroach might turn out to be your savior in a disaster. These cyborg cockroaches, the work of Alper Bozkurt and his team at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, are basically real┬áMadagascar hissing cockroaches with a “backpack” strapped on. […]

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Sword Fighting Robots

Ever seen a katana-fight seem like a carefully choreographed ballet? Designed by ABB, these robotics arms are known for their precision. I really don’t need to say much. With the rotating joints and arms, these robotic arms have an impressive range of motion, allowing them to sword-fight, play snooker…etc. And for those who don’t want […]

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Exoskeleton Makes you Buff

Ever wanted to be able to pick up heavy cars like Iron Man, or throw giant mountains around like Superman? Well, with the FORTIS Exoskeleton, you still can’t. However, you can do a lot more than you could have before! Developed by Lockheed Martin, the FORTIS Exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight suit that gives the […]

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Robotic Karate-Kid

You all remember that iconic crane-kick at the end of the Karate Kid, right? Well, it took a while, but the guys over at Boston Dynamics have finally been able to recreate that iconic moment in all its glory. The robot could probably take Ralph Macchio and Mister Miyagi in a fight and win. Ok, […]

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Robot Security

The days until real life RoboCop are numbered, my friends. Patrolling around Building 1 on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus, 4 5-foot, 300-pound K5 robots are designed to anomalous behavior and to report back to a remote security center. Using 4 high-definition cameras, sensors, navigation equipment, and a computer, these robots can communicate with the central […]

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Flying Defibrillator

In this fast-paced technological world, a new drone has been developed! Shocker. This drone, however, is not just a flying machine, but is also a lifesaver…literally. Designed by Dutch student Alec Momont, the ambulance drone carries a defibrillator inside. When 911 is called, the drone is dispatched, and can find the caller using GPS. An […]

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