Author Archives: Jessica Huang

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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UC Berkeley Robot Autonomously Folding Towels

A cute little video of a robot folding towels it has never seen before! The project was led by UC Berkeley Ph.D. student Jeremy Maitin-Shepard working with Professor Pieter Abbeel. The video is shown at 50X speed. More details can be found in the paper at +10   

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Robotic Monsters

Ever wonder how movie monsters are made? Most people would think they’re just hunks of pixels or digitally altered people. Perhaps that’s becoming more and more the case as the field of computer graphics advances, but there are still companies out there that make monsters from scratch. Check out this demo reel by Spectral Motion, […]

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LEGO Turing Machine

A team from Aarhus University uses Lego Mindstorms to create a Turing Machine. The video is overdramatic, but they include an extensive blog about building and programming the machine. +40   

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That Creepy Crawly! It’s Big, Scary, Wooden, and Functional

Engineering extends beyond simply making life more convenient. Plenty of people do it for its entertainment and recreational value. Take, for example, this walking table, an arachnid-like workspace that will travel with you. +40   

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Parallel Parking at its Best


Ever thought parallel parking was hard? Well this robot disagrees. I sometimes have to drive an extra block to find a large enough spot to park in… This will hopefully solve those problems! +110   

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