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K-Glove Anti-fatigue Hand

Repetitive tasks can get dull and boring, but they can also be unhealthy because of the repeated stress they put on your body. Your muscles easily fatigue when grasping tools for extended periods of time. NASA and General Motors collaborated to take technology from the NASA Space Robots and bring it to back to earth […]

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Can Robots Clean Up Our Mess?

By autonomously navigating the water’s surface, Seaswarm proposes a new system for ocean-skimming and oil removal.
Seaswarm uses a photovoltaic powered conveyor belt made of a thin nanowire mesh to propel itself and collect oil. The nanomaterial, patented at MIT, can absorb up to 20 times its weight in oil. The flexible conveyor belt softly rolls […]

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Lego Mindstorms Automate Lab-work

Scientists from the University of Cambridge are using robotics from the LEGO MINDSTORMS robot set to help produce samples of synthetic bone tissue. The team uses hydroxyapatite-gelatin composites to create the synthetic bone, which has low energy costs and improved similarity to the tissues they are intended to replace. Synthetic bone can provide a vast […]

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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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Printed Paper Robot

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is leading an ambitious new project to reinvent how robots are designed and produced. Funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the project will aim to develop a desktop technology that would make it possible for the average person to design, customize and print […]

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Robot… Bartender?!

Robots seem to be able to do anything nowadays — fold towels, juggle, and in this case, even make you a martini! Yup, it’s a completely automated robot bartender. Not only can it mix drinks, but it’s made completely out of legos! I mean, even though this is an older robot, can you get any […]

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Automated Dorm


Now this is pretty awesome. A freshman attending UC Berkeley recently released a video of his “BRAD,” or “Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm.” Features? Automated window blinds, music, lasers, lights, and more — all capable of being controlled via voice, mobile apps, and most importantly, a large red button. After all, who doesn’t love pressing buttons? […]

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