Tag Archives: Convenient

$9 Computer

Next Thing Co. has just released CHIP, a mini computer with an open source operating system, pre-installed software, 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. In other words, you may want avoid processor-intensive tasks. While users still have to provide their own peripherals (mouse, keyboard) and monitor, Next Thing Co. is […]

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Self Guiding Bullets

Snipers are often regarded as the most dangerous person on the battlefield. With this technology from DARPA, they are just that much deadlier. Often faced with moving targets and harsh winds, snipers risk giving away their platoon’s position with every shot they take, and need to make their shots and accurate as possible. DARPA has […]

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Industrial Legos

We all, to some extent, grew up tinkering with Lego bricks, building cascading towers, cool little vehicles, or just trying to get that annoying little flat piece unstuck from another block. Ugh, just thinking about it makes me frustrated.  Well, now you can relive your childhood with the Uberblox! Consisting of aluminum nodes, bars, and […]

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Robot Bartender

Admit it. You’ve always wanted a bartender in your home to serve you drinks in your free time. But having someone to be in your home all day might get a bit awkward. Fear no more, alcoholic introverts, for this is the robot for you!!! The Somabar, which just sits on your counter-top, can mix […]

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Beach Bot

Disney sure does have the nicest stuff. And now they’ve added to their arsenal of cute machines, coming out with the BeachBot, a fully autonomous robot used for drawing pictures in the sand. It works by using a series of actuated pins that dig into the sand; the more pins extended, the thicker the line. […]

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Robotic Turtles

Since the dawn of the technological age, and even before that, researchers have been fascinated with trying to mimic nature and natural behaviors. In the underwater robotics world, the robot of choice would be a small autonomous bot that can sink and dive quickly, without a ballast system. Researchers at the National University of Singapore […]

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Simon Says

With more and more robots coming to the aid of the ever-lazier human, it’s easy to be swept off your feet by those quiet, busy bots and lose all social function. But fear not, robot enthusiasts! Researchers at Georgia Tech. have been working on Simon, a servant/companion robot built for the home. Human-Robot interaction is […]

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