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This person enjoys breakfast while creating some art (Photo from Reuters & Imperial College London )   The field of robotics is steadily growing and becomes more impressive every year. There are robots training with the military, helping out in hospitals, and even providing assistance in homes. Now, they can even paint and be controlled with just a blink of an eye. Scientists from Imperial College London have invented a system that combines eye tracking and a robotic arm to allow for ...
Magic Leap is preparing to release its augmented reality device, which promises to change the world forever. The technology mimics the way the brain processes information and images, so you won’t know the difference between fiction and fact. (All images and video via Magic Leap) Magic Leap, based in Florida, has been rather tight-lipped about its augmented reality initiative. In a recent interview on the WSJD Live, CEO and founder Rony Abovitz and Chief Content Officer Rio Caraeff said ...
Without doubt the “Best in Show” concept at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show taking place this week is Yamaha’s motorcycle riding robot. Called MotoBot, the robot is shown in an impressive video cruising around an old, abandoned airfield, taking turns, twisting the throttle and tapping the clutch, all while remaining upright, Yamaha says its end goal is to have the robot ride an un-modified motorcycle on a track at more than 124 mph.  And not just any motorcycle: a big, powerful ...
Mind controlled mechanical Proprio Foot. Copenhagen company, Ossur, has created an implantable sensor that allows users to control prosthetic limbs with mind control alone. They are using Implanted MyoElectric Sensor (IMES) technology for their Proprio Foot.  (via Ossur) New on the scene is an implantable sensor that allows users to fully operate mechanical limbs using just their mind. While ‘mind-controlled’ prosthetics have been in the making for a while now, they have usu ...
Paralyzed patient moving his arm in a simulated environment using the brain interface. (via University of Ohio, MIT) It seems like every week there's another too good to be true story about a paralyzed patient walking, seeing, or speaking for the first time in years. THIS IS A GREAT THING! Not only are the stories true, a team of doctors in Ohio have their own miracle. The doctors at Case Western Reserve University used electronics to get around   a spinal injury and use a brain im ...
New prosthetic limb from DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics project. Recent research from DARPA’s Revolutionizing Prosthetics released the success of their new prosthetic limb that allows amputees to feel ‘near-natural’ touch sensations. The accuracy of touch makes this new limb exciting and could be coupled with mind-controlled technology in future. (via DARPA) DARPA, the US military agency that funds many research projects, is again taking the world by storm with i ...
Rare talking doll created by Thomas Edison in 1890. New Jersey’s Thomas Edison’s National Historical Park was excited that modern technology could finally uncover the recordings inside of rare, 19th century dolls created by Thomas Edison. (via Joan & Robin Rolfs) Creepy, for Halloween. The Thomas Edison National Historical Park in New Jersey was over the moon this month when a government laboratory was able to uncover voice recordings from over 120 years ago. Thomas Edison is ...
Thinkmodo human torch drone for upcoming Fantastic Four promotion (via Thinkmodo)   A flaming drone made a viral video recently as Thinkmodo, an ad agency, created a video that looks like The Human Torch has actually come to New York City. They used a human shaped drone and set it on fire before flying the drone around NYC. Their YouTube video looks pretty realistic, but they admit that they only flew the flaming drone in safe areas had had tons of firemen at the ready. Don’t get you ...
For a machine that does so much, it's pretty small. Markerarm can 3D print, carve, plot, etch, and so much more. (via Makerarm) Thanks to easy access to 3D printing and other CNC machines, more and more people are exploring their creative side without being a master machinist. But if you need to do something like resin printing, carving, plotting, and 3D printing all at once it's going to cost a lot of money. But don't max out your credit card yet; there's a new product that does all these t ...
The 3D model is flawed, yet charming. Disney research developing new interactive coloring app that brings your creations to the 3D world. (via Disney) Coloring is a relaxing and creative past time that's slowly gaining traction with adults thanks to some unique coloring books. But what are you supposed to do with your masterpiece once it's finished? Hang it on the fridge? Now, you can bring your art to life thanks to a new Disney research project. The ream has built an interactive coloring b ...
RoboHon may not be practical, but it is the most adorable smartphone on the market (via Robohon - Sharp) Everyone loves their smartphone: it's reliable, convenient, and great for killing time on the bus. But how much better would it be if it looked like a robot? Introducing Sharp's RoboHon, the smartphone that looks like a robot and yes, it is adorable. Designed by Tomotaka Takahashi, it has standard phone features, such as cameras for facial recognition and built in voice recognition, but t ...
(image via IEEE Spectrum) At the DARPA Robotics Challenge in Pomona, California, South Korean Team KAIST emerged victorious, taking home US $2 million with its humanoid DRC-HUBO. The robot annihilated 22 contenders by completing a series of 8 tasks in record time. It was one of three to have completed all tasks successfully. DRC-HUBO opening valve (image courtesy of IEEE Spectrum) Due to recent natural disasters, DARPA has become increasingly eager for robotic emergency responde ...
Kalsi’s 3D LED display (video: Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi)   Since technology is so central in our lives, it seems only befitting that traditional artforms would fall by the wayside. With Burning Man preparing for its 2016 installations, two artists decided to show the world what one can create using light instead of fire. Architect Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi and artist Daniel Canogar recently released new LED custom light installations, quite possibly the coolest art we’ve seen in a while ...
These quadcopters can build a bridge all on their own These mini drones in the middle of making a rope bridge   As technology keeps advancing, drones are proving to be useful beyond dropping packages at your doorstep. A new video filmed at RTH Zurich Flying Machine Arena shows a group of drones making a rope bridge. Aside from the scaffolding on the sides of the bridge, the rest of it is built entirely by this group of quadcopters. The structure consists of nine rope segments f ...
Die Rennsaison 2015 ist nun vorbei und hinter unserem Team liegt eine anstrengende, aber zugleich eine sehr lehrreiche und abenteuerliche Zeit. Auf 3 Wettbewerben trat unser Team gegen die internationale Konkurrenz an und kämpfte um jeden Punkt, den es zu holen gab. Die Formula Student Germany fand traditionell auf der berühmten Rennstrecke, dem Hockenheimring statt. Im gesamten können wir hier auf ein sehr durchwachsenes Event zurückblicken. Neben ein paar Nachbesserungsarb ...

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