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Hololens and Kinect from Microsoft , I always thought, had a huge potential for development. Before I even get my hands on either, they’ve been updated!   Microsoft's unveiling of the HoloLens2 headset promises to be the next big release and the excitement level is surreal. The company hopes the device will change the way work gets done - making it more comfortable to wear, immersive than the original HoloLens and provide industry-leading value out of the box. The headset will be ava ...
A harpoon meant to collect space debris has been tested in space for the first time as part of the space debris removal mission called RemoveDEBRIS. The titanium harpoon developed by Airbus engineers in the U.K. hit the satellite panel target at a speed of 20 meters per second. The harpoon captured the target from orbit and brought it into the spacecraft. It has the potential to gather more space junk just outside the Earth's atmosphere, reducing the threat it may pose to orbiting satellites. To ...
Opportunity was designed to run for 90 days, and travel up to 1,100 yards before ending its exploration mission. Instead, the robot endured for nearly 15 years and traveled more than 28-miles before reaching its resting spot on Perseverance Valley. (Image credit: ???)   On July 7, 2003, NASA launched the Opportunity rover to explore the planet Mars. Over six months later, it touched down on Meridiani Planum- a plain located 20 south of the planet’s equator where it began taking photo ...
The new 3D printing technique uses gelatinous resin to create models. (Image Credit: UC Berkeley) Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley have revealed the Replicator. A 3D printer that uses light from a digital video projector to build a solid object using a gelatinous solution.  The name is inspired by the Star Trek series - more specifically after a device that produces objects out of nowhere. The technology isn't that advanced, but it is a step in the right direction ...
The arms were inspired by Tony Stark's Iron Man suit. David Aguilar and his four robotic arms made of Lego pieces. (Image Credit: Reuters/Albert Gea)   David Aguilar has built a robotic prosthetic arm (named after Iron Man's suit) for himself made of LEGO Brick pieces. He has been suffering from a rare genetic condition where he was born without a right forearm.  The 19-year old bioengineering student at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain has already built four of th ...
Self-aware robots may seem like something you'd expect out of a science fiction film, but that seems more likely to become reality. Engineering researchers from Columbia have made stellar progress in robotics by creating a robot with self-awareness. Kind of like a conscience, except with no knowledge of physics, geometry or motor dynamics. In their demonstration, the robot doesn't know what it is exactly and doesn't know what its shape is. After a short period of talking and a day of intensive c ...
This robot prefers Jenga over Go (Photo from MIT)   Jenga may be one of the most popular and simple games to play; you keep the tower going until it tips over. But it actually takes a good amount of dexterity, patience, and physical manipulation to master it. These lessons one MIT robot is learning. In their newly published study, scientists from MIT write about teaching a real-world robot physics and a practical sense of touch by having it play Jenga for hours on end.   The robot, d ...