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Boston Dynamics’ four-legged Spot robot can be controlled from a far-away location and can be used in agriculture, helping to provide various tasks for farmers, which includes herding sheep. (Image Credit: Rocos, YouTube)   Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot can now be controlled from any location in the world. On May 20, 2020, New Zealand-based robotics software company Rocos announced a partnership with Boston Dynamics to give the four-legged robot, Spot, a new job: herding sheep. R ...
Stanford’s Pupper quadruped robot can be controlled by using a Playstation 4 controller, and it’s capable of walking, jumping, and running. (Image Credit: Stanford Robot Club)   Anyone who’s ever wanted a robot in their life can now build their own instead of buying one. The Stanford Robot Club has designed and developed an open-source quadruped robot dog called Pupper, which is considerably less expensive to build than the state-of-the-art robots. It costs approximately ...
Tom Cruise is working with NASA and SpaceX to shoot a film aboard the International Space Station. Details on the project are scarce, but the film will not be related to the Mission: Impossible franchise. (Image Credit: NASA)   Tom Cruise and SpaceX are collaborating with NASA to film a movie in space aboard the International Space Station, but details on the project are scarce. On Tuesday, May 5th, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted that the agency is “excited to work Tom Cr ...
The climate needs our help. Even if it’s just one step! The Sustain the World Design Challenge is a great chance to some steps towards a better planet.   Drought around the world, especially western regions of the United States, has become a big problem, and global warming has made it worse for those areas. (Image Credit: Pixabay)   For the past two decades, the Western U.S. has been affected by one of the worst “megadroughts” in 1,200 years. Scientists have disc ...
The climate needs our help. Even if it’s just one step! The Sustain the World Design Challenge is a great chance to some steps towards a better planet.   Manta trawl was deployed from the starboard crane to collect data on plastic pollution in the ocean’s surface. (Image Credit: Ocean Cleanup) Plastic debris can be quite hazardous to marine life in a number of ways, from toxic chemical release to animal entanglement, wildlife choking and starvation after consuming it, and ...
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(Image credit: Pixabay)   Now that May the Fourth be With You is over, it’s time to celebrate the dark side of the force with the Revenge of the Fifth. While large gatherings are prohibited in many parts of the world due to the ongoing pandemic, the Sith holiday can still be fun, especially when there are great projects involved. In this roundup, we will take a look at several projects that pay homage to the dark side that have a difficulty range from garbage technician to full-on Si ...