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Built using 3D printed parts, the handheld dispenser is easy to use (Image credit: Interactive Media Lab)   There are plenty of smart devices and wearables to choose from these days, but when it comes to smart clothing, the options are still limited. They’re either in the planning stages or restricted to certain markets. Though there are machines that use rigid yarns to incorporate digital functionalities into textiles, they’re not widely accessible by makers and designers. A t ...
Students from the University of Buffalo’s SMART Motion Capture Lab create a simulated environment to show how autonomous air and ground robots can operate alongside each other. (Image Credit: Douglas Levere/University of  Buffalo)   Studying brainwaves and eye movement of gamers might be a key factor in improving robot swarm technology for the military. Researchers from the University of Buffalo’s Artificial Intelligence Institute have received a $316,000 grant from DARP f ...
The device could help clinicians in the future when it comes to drawing blood from a vein that isn’t easily accessible. (Image Credit: Rutgers)   Getting blood work done in a healthcare setting can be an unpleasant experience, especially when it’s challenging to locate such a small vein. In the future, robots might be able to help with this experience. Researchers from Rutgers have developed an automated robot that seeks and punctures a vein to draw blood. The team published the ...
Mathematicians are hoping to solve traffic james with a variety of methods. Some of those methods involve using technology to help make more room. (Image Credit: RayBay/Unsplash)   It’s the age old problem. Why can’t we engineer a solution?   Traffic jams can be a big inconvenience, especially in major cities where motorists have difficulty moving around freely and the pollution can build up, causing even more problems. For awhile now, scientists have been eager to find a ...
Sarcos’ Guardian XO exoskeleton suit can lift up to 200 pounds and can be used in heavy industrial settings in the real-world. (Image Credit: Sarcos)   Seems we are on a path to becoming human robots. Sarcos, a robotics company, partnered up with Delta Airlines to develop the Sarcos Guardian XO, a battery-powered, full-body exoskeleton that was designed to be used for heavy construction and commercial applications requiring super-human strength while preventing injury. Guardian XO wa ...
The bot can build its own tracks up in the air and traverse on them, making it easy to move forward on uneven terrain. (Image Credit: zarrouk lab)   Researchers from Ben Gurion University in Israel have developed a new mobile robot, called the RCTR (Reconfigurable Continuous Track Robot), which can build its own track in the air while moving forward. The RTCR has the ability to change its body shape on a link-by-link basis, using an extra actuator to create the track. This allows the robot ...
Boston Dynamics recently made the Spot robot’s SDK available to the public. (Image Credit: Boston Dynamics)   Robot and programmer enthusiasts who aspire to develop on advanced robotic systems will be given the chance to work on Boston Dynamics’ four-legged dog bot, Spot. Spot is capable of opening doors, helping out with housework tasks, and navigating around complex areas. The robotics company has announced they have released Spot’s SDK to the public and anyone interest ...