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robotic arm

Does your robot need a hand? 3-D printer to the rescue!

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Robots and 3-D printers aren’t new products, but they have yet to be embraced by mainstream consumers. Still, I keep an eye towards the future on both of these, and when I find one effort that combines the two, it’s a “nerdgasm” to the extreme. Take a peek at this video, found...
Does your robot need a hand? 3-D printer to the rescue!

iCRAFT robotic feeding arm (eyes-on)

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We're back for another day of exploring the Northeastern University labs. We checked out a handful of projects yesterday, including the HyCycle, a runner-up in the school's Capstone award. Today we checked out the winner: iCRAFT -- that's short for eye-Controlled Robotic Arm Feeding Technology. The project was developed...
iCRAFT robotic feeding arm (eyes-on)

Robotic arm 'mind control' hailed

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Unrivalled control of a robotic arm has been achieved using a paralysed woman's thoughts, a US study reports....
Robotic arm 'mind control' hailed

Robots in development can reach out and touch someone

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Georgia Tech team is working on a robotic arm that can "feel" through clutter to reach something, a common search-and-rescue task. [Read more]...
Robots in development can reach out and touch someone

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, DIS, MSFT)

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Good morning. Here's the news. After, come back to SAI for live news and analysis all day. There are between 25 and 40 startups worth $1 billion in Silicon Valley. Facebook is building an app that will track the location of users and share it with their friends. Star Wars...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, DIS, MSFT)

PSA: Watch the SpaceX Dragon's first attempt at docking right now! (video)

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SpaceX's Dragon is rapidly approaching its historic meeting with the International Space Station. It's due to begin its first docking procedure at 7:30am ET, and NASA is streaming footage from both the ground crew, the ISS and the private craft itself. Once within a safe range, the station will...
PSA: Watch the SpaceX Dragon's first attempt at docking right now! (video)
Real Jedi mind tricks: Scientists double efficiency of brain-controlled systems for powered prosthetics

DIY Sugru Fixbot Robotic Arm

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Robotic arms haven’t been the same since Tomy stopped making the Armatron but that doesn’t mean you have to live your life without a robotic helpmate. The Fixbot Robotic hand is a DIY project that requires a bunch of time, servos, and 3D printed parts, but it’s easy to...
DIY Sugru Fixbot Robotic Arm
Kinect-based DarwinBot lets you remotely play with and talk to your pet

MIT Learns That Robots Work Better When You Treat Them More Like Humans

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MIT researchers discovered that cross-training, a technique used to improve human teams, can also foster better collaboration between humans and robots. If your job is in manufacturing, medicine, mining, automotive repair, underwater or space exploration, maybe even elder care, some of your coworkers are probably semi-autonomous programmable mechanical machines--in...
MIT Learns That Robots Work Better When You Treat Them More Like Humans

SpaceX Capsule Joins to Space Station

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. made history Friday by attaching the first private spacecraft to the international space station, a move that ultimately could change the economics and politics of U.S. space exploration. The unmanned Dragon capsule’s halting, painstakingly slow final movements toward the station, where it was grabbed by a...
SpaceX Capsule Joins to Space Station

Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon to make its third trip to the International Space Station on March 1

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NASA has announced that SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is set to make its third trip to the International Space Station. The US space agency has announced that it is targeting March 1, 2013 for its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Space has certainly been in the news...
Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon to make its third trip to the International Space Station on March 1
From cold fusion to human-powered flight: Great tech hoaxes throughout history

RFID Tagged Cows Start Tweeting

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A herd of dairy cows from the University of Waterloo might be the first of the bovine species to use Twitter. The cows brag about milk production, RFID transponder glitches, eating habits, technical issues with the “Mr. Terminator” milking machines and the specific nuances of which teats perform best.Some...
RFID Tagged Cows Start Tweeting

Paralysed could get their movement back through thought-control

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Brain implant could allow people to 'feel' the presence of infrared light and one day be used to move artificial limbsScientists have moved closer to allowing paralysed people to control artificial limbs with their thoughts following a breakthrough in technology that gave rats an extra sense.A brain implant that allows...
Paralysed could get their movement back through thought-control

A dozen things to do with a Raspberry Pi

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From keeping tabs on your baby to brewing your own beer, here's a dozen DIY jobs for a Raspberry computerIn a world of polished computers, the Raspberry Pi has arrived to remind us that, with nothing more than time, patience and an exposed circuit board, you can create almost anything....
A dozen things to do with a Raspberry Pi

Robotic arm controlled by thought

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Paralysed patients control a robotic arm only with their thoughts...
Robotic arm controlled by thought

Brain implant allows paralysed woman to control a robot with her thoughts

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The BrainGate implant can decode a patient's brain signals and instruct a robotic arm to reach and grasp objectsA woman who lost the use of her limbs after a devastating stroke nearly 15 years ago has taken a sip of coffee by guiding a robotic arm with her thoughts.The 58-year-old...
Brain implant allows paralysed woman to control a robot with her thoughts

Nasa's Curiosity rover sends back its first colour image of Mars surface

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More photos and panoramas expected to show 'a new Mars we have never seen before' as roving lab powers up to full strengthNasa's Curiosity rover has transmitted its first colour photo and a low-resolution video showing the last 2 1/2 minutes of its dramatic dive through the Martian atmosphere, giving...
Nasa's Curiosity rover sends back its first colour image of Mars surface

Willow Garage talks TurtleBot 2 (video)

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Want to try out ROS (Robot Operating System) on an official Willow Garage product, but don't have the $400,000 required to pick up our old pal, PR2? You're precisely the audience the company is looking to hit with the TurtleBot, a (relatively) low-cost robotics kit (around $1,500) that looks...
Willow Garage talks TurtleBot 2 (video)
Curiosity undergoes software update to better explore the surface of Mars

Amazon Glacier: 99.999999999% durability long-term storage, for a penny a gig

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Amazon has unveiled the latest addition to AWS: Glacier, a long-term, cloud-based storage solution that costs just $0.01 per gigabyte per month. This is significantly cheaper than on-site storage, and at least ten times cheaper than other cloud storage services (such as Amazon S3, Dropbox, Azure, and so on.)Amazon Glacier...
Amazon Glacier: 99.999999999% durability long-term storage, for a penny a gig
DARPA-backed Robbie is a dexterous two-armed robot with eyes and ears
Dragon spacecraft makes perfect splashdown

Q2 and Q4 Xbee controllers have the gimbals to handle your most unwieldy robotics projects

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Yes, we've seen an XBee radio interface with RC robots before, but Quantum Robotics' open-source Xbee handheld controllers have enough gimbals, push buttons and toggle switches to leave us starry-eyed. The Q2 and Q4, both open for funding on Kickstarter, use a XBee wireless transceiver to transfer data and...
Q2 and Q4 Xbee controllers have the gimbals to handle your most unwieldy robotics projects
Mind-controlled robotic arm achieves 'unprecedented performance'

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM Meets Your 24-Hour Cupcake Needs

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Ding dong, the Cupcake Craze is officially dead… If you don’t believe me, then look no further than the fully-functional 24 Hour Sprinkles ”cupcake ATM,” now serving all your designer cupcake needs with the convenience of a machine that no one actually uses anymore. Yes, really. Customers punch in their...
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM Meets Your 24-Hour Cupcake Needs

3 Awesome And Inspiring Inventions From The White House Science Fair

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I love that POTUS has invited these scholars here and treating them like NCAA Champs!!!— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) April 22, 2013 The nation’s premier young brainiacs were honored today at the annual White House Science Fair. Every spring, the White House invites children to show off life-changing innovations that have...
3 Awesome And Inspiring Inventions From The White House Science Fair

Mars Curiosity rover to continue roving after technical glitch

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Nasa mission controllers will put Curiosity through basic moves in cautious return to active service after it went into safe modeNasa engineers have overcome a computer glitch that shut down the space agency's car-sized Mars rover, Curiosity, earlier this week.The $2.5bn rover went into a precautionary "safe mode" on Sunday,...
Mars Curiosity rover to continue roving after technical glitch

International Space Station Successfully Grabs SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule, Full Berthing To Come

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If SpaceX founder Elon Musk felt like winning the Superbowl when the Dragon (perched atop a Falcon 9 rocket) finally launched on Tuesday, he must be absolutely over the moon now. At 9:56 AM Eastern this morning, astronaut Donald Pettit coaxed the International Space Station’s gangly robotic arm into grabbing...
International Space Station Successfully Grabs SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule, Full Berthing To Come
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