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"Mother." from sen.se... a robot that looks out for you. (via sen.se) Have you ever wanted to grow eyes in the back of your head to make sure your kids aren’t getting into trouble while you’re away? Sen.se, a French company, recently announced its newest device, which may allow you instil fear in those bad kids.   Sen.se revealed the device, a robot called Mother, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics show last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The robot is modeled after ...
Concept art (via Footlogger) Avid runners may sprint when they hear about the newest activity tracking device that not only tracks distances during runs and calories burned, but also monitors heel strike patterns that can potentially predict the development of cognitive disorders.   FootLoggers, developed by 3L Labs, are shoe insoles that claim to do much more than track exercise patterns. 3L Labs designed the shoe insoles to serve as both an upgrade to the already available wristban ...
The amount of extra brush time the Kolibree toothbrush will generate will be unprecedented. Sad kids and enamel erosion on the way. (via Kolibree) The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas last week revealed a novel way to ensure people keep their pearly whites clean by using Kolibree’s new Smart Toothbrush, a toothbrush that user sensor technology to monitor how well a person cleaned their teeth.   The Smart Toothbrush is the first toothbrush to harnes ...
Ultrasonic levitation, also known as acoustic levitation, has been demonstrated a few times already. However, until recently it has not been possible to manipulate the suspended objects in free space. The levitation suspends objects in air by exploiting the properties of a standing wave. While most animations of waves show them moving through space, with the maximum and minimum values changing, the standing wave appears as if it is not moving at all, with the maximum and minimum peaks staying in ...
Updated Anki Drive app offers up more upgrades. For those who have yet to get their driver’s license but want to battle-race in the REAL-WORLD should take a look at robotics/AI start-up Anki, whose Drive game is taking the world by storm. Anki Drive debuted late last year and has gained incredible fanfare since then. The game is actually a real-world robotic racing game similar to the electric slot racing cars of yesteryear only without the snap-together track, tiny electric cars and t ...
'Omnicorp' unveiled Robocop at this year's CES in Las Vegas with this video. Omnicorp's bearded and be-suited representative gloats "We have created the most powerful and technological defense system in history" before adding chillingly "yet this wasn't enough."   Naturally this is just a promotional stunt for the forthcoming Sony Pictures film of Robocop, but there is an uneasy familiarity of the presentation itself and given the recent advancements in robotics from Boston Dynamics and ot ...
In the future drones in the sky will be just as common as aircraft. New, smaller technology has reduced the weight of common electronics and has allowed drones to be lighter, smaller, and easier to make. Getting drones up and flying is not a problem, the problem lies within government regulations and privacy concerns. Additionally, flying drones in air space which is already occupied by lots of air traffic is also of concern.   Therefore, six test sites across the U.S. have been chosen fo ...
ShoeboxCNC. They better bring the price down before returning to kickstater... (via SBCNC) Sometimes finding the right place to get started with robotics can be hard. You may have an idea of what you want to make, but choosing the right parts and all the accessories can be a bit overwhelming for beginners. This is why starter kits and bundles can be popular items. One of the latest kits being put together is an Ardunio controlled CNC robot. Currently on Kickstarter, the Shoebox CNC robot (S ...

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