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Smart chairs ferry the leg-hurt across lengthy lines

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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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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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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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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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Greased Lightning

First off, no, it’s not that song by Grease. Second off, who ever thought greasing lightning was ever a good idea? Apparently NASA did, when they created a 10-foot wide, 62-lb, 10-engine drone, capable of vertical liftoff like a helicopter, and regular flight like an airplane. As they continue to scale up the tests and […]

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