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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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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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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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Study Shows That Humans Attribute Moral Accountability to Robots

A study was conducted recently to see if humans attribute moral responsibility to robots. The experiment was simple. The robot would play a game, and after the game is over, make a mistake and tell the person playing that they have lost. The results: 65% of the participants attributed some level of moral accountability to Robovie for […]

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Robot Riding a Bicycle

Who knew robots could ride bikes? This balancing act is completely autonomous with the robot accounting for changes in its center of gravity by leaning side to side. A human can then use a remote control to change the direction of the robot. +60   

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Quad-rotors Juggling

The accessibility of the quad-rotor design is allowing many developers to work with autonomous functionality that highlights the stability and dexterity of these flying machines. This video shows two of the bots flying and juggling a ball between them. The most impressive part, all this is done using sensors on the flying robots without any human input. The robot […]

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