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Smart Helmet Helps Diagnose Football Injuries

Football is back! (yes, robotics enthusiasts can also enjoy a bit of handegg) As ESPN and Fox Sports start spewing oceans of player stats, one stat that often gets ignored is probably the most important; head injuries. This isn’t just a problem in the NFL, it’s an issue wherever the sport is played, in colleges, and especially […]

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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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Tesla’s Triplets

Yeah, yeah, I know…I’m late to the Tesla hype train. Sorry, I’ve been a little busy. Disclaimer aside, with the recent addition of the Model 3 to the family, Tesla’s S.3.X-y lineup is now complete. First came the Model S, then X, and now the more wallet friendly Model 3. Some of you might just […]

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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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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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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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Giant Robot War!!

Ok, now this isn’t going to be an article about a cool new innovation, but a little splurt of nerdgasm instead. Japan has officially accepted the USA’s challenge to a giant robot battle! Taking place in one year, the battle will pit American brute force against Japanese finesse to determine which nation is the supreme ultimate […]

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