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Geometric Robot Swarms

Researchers at Disney recently presented their robotics project at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation, about what could possibly end up being a new theme park ride. Using square robots with 3×3 grids that can change colors, the researchers developed an algorithm for the small robots to organize themselves into geometric shapes including circles, […]

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Touché proposes a novel Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique that can not only detect a touch event, but also recognize complex configurations of the human hands and body. Such contextual information significantly enhances touch interaction in a broad range of applications, from conventional touchscreens to unique contexts and materials. For example, in our explorations we […]

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Most people think that robots have to have some sort of functionality or ability to make it cool. However, in a splendid imitation of biological systems, people have designed, built, and programmed some interesting robot plants, that look good and act natural. A while back, MAKE, a technology magazine, held a contest to build robotic […]

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Robot Therapy

Many people have wondered whether robots will be able to help people’s health, and this has quickly become a reality: motorized wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, and more are ideal examples of this. But never before have robots actually helped the biological aspect of human health. Recently, a robot was developed that helped patients recovering from stroke […]

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So you might be wondering: why would anyone make a robot that can play games? Aren’t games only fun if people play them? Well, believe it or not, a man named Branislov Kisacanin made a robot that plays tetris using only NXT Lego parts as an educational project for his kids. Although the robot is […]

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Sound Machines 2.0 String Quartet

Festo is back at it again! Sound Machines 2.0 is made up of 5 robots capable of self-playing musical instruments. After “listening” to a recording of a song, it composes a new piece of music suitable for it to play. Using complex control algorithms, mathematical models, and communication interfaces, each individual instrument-robot can “listen” to […]

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Robot Kangaroo

Did you know that when a kangaroo is born, it resembles a pink, hairless worm? And when it matures, it’ll be able to hop forwards at over 40 miles per hour, but won’t even be able to walk backwards! This incredibly realistic robot kangaroo was built by a company called “Robotechnology” for a movie, that […]

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