While you probably never thought it would be a good idea to eat a robot, some researchers at Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria believe that robots with edible parts could lead the way towards body-save systems that can deliver medicine and perform more natural robotic movements.(more…)
I, for one, welcome our cephalopod-like robotic overlords.
Researchers at Harvard are working on a tentacle that mimics an octopus arm in order to add more range of motion to the standard robotic arm. The tentacle, which looks as gross as it sounds, can wrap around objects like cups and even fold paper.(more…)
Everybody – and I mean everybody – seems to want to have a robot. I remember all manner of them growing up in the 80s (some were barely even good as toys, let alone as tools), and now there are all sorts of angles being presented framing these toys in a much more educational light. One of the latest to hit the scene is the Clicbot.(more…)
We first saw these little blocks a few years ago but the 2.0 version, called M-Blocks 2.0, are a sigh to behold. Created by CSAIL at MIT, the blocks work as a sort of hive-mind, reorganizing themselves in real time by spinning, reconnecting, and even jumping.(more…)