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Robot Helps Kids During Treatments

Going to the hospital may be scary for some, especially kids. Now there’s a way for kids to reduce that fear, through interaction with RxRobot’s MEDi. MEDi stands 23 inches tall, has 25 degrees of freedom, and is equipped with cognitive behavioral skills. The robot talks to kids about the procedures that they’re about to […]

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Beer Pong Bot

Want to ensure the inebriation of your friends? Well this is the bot for you! Instead of fingers, this bot uses balls filled with sand-like material, and tightens/loosens the grains to grip/release the ball by pumping/sucking out air. Be sure in your opponent’s ultimate drunken demise; this robot does not miss. +50   

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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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Worm in a Robot’s Body

“What?”, you ask. But it’s true! Scientists have transplanted a worm’s (Caenorhabditis elegans) nervous system into the body of a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot. “Why?”, you ask again. OpenWorm, an organization that wants to create the first virtual organism in a computer, hopes to further understand the human brain. Understanding a simple worm’s brain is […]

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Water Pipe Inspector

Robots that inspect the insides of water pipes usually use rubber wheels and treads to grip the pipe, which ends up dislodging rust particles that end up in peoples’ taps. To combat this problem, the European Union TRACT project is developing a propeller-driven robot that keeps the pipe-touching to a minimum. Developed by Norway’s SINTEF […]

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