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Next-gen touchpads respond to pressure

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Researchers at the User Interface Software Technology conference last week demonstrated unique projects that took advantage of a new, pressure-sensitive "forcepad" that could debut in ultrabooks as soon as next year. IDGForcepose allows users to push through a stack of windows on the desktop. Synaptics gave the forcepad to...
Next-gen touchpads respond to pressure

SparkFun launches ProtoSnap MiniBot for the budding roboticist

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SparkFun struck a chord with many when it released the ProtoSnap series last year. The perforated perfboard housed not only a tiny Arduino compatible chip, but a small host of sensors and components that made assembling simple projects a snap (pun not only intended, but relished). Tomorrow, the company...
SparkFun launches ProtoSnap MiniBot for the budding roboticist

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

UC Berkeley freshman shows us his ridiculously automated dorm (video)

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Besides beer pong, the whole point of going away to college is to blossom into an independent, motivated, self-sufficient adult. That is, of course, unless your dorm's name is BRAD (Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm), where freshmen Derek L. My controls devices all around his room without even getting out...
UC Berkeley freshman shows us his ridiculously automated dorm (video)

Giant 1950s robot Gygan up for sale

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Eight-foot-tall radio-controlled robot capable of responding to voice or light ray commands is to be auctioned in LondonGygan, a giant radio-controlled robot, which more than half a century ago entranced the world by flashing its car headlamp-like eyes, turning its head stiffly from left to right, and shuffling forwards at...
Giant 1950s robot Gygan up for sale

Oh, the places you'll go... with this shoulder-mounted telepresence robot (video)

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In what's likely to be good news for mothers that just can't seem to cut the cord, a team of Japanese engineers from Yamagata University have crafted a tiny telepresence robot that mounts to your shoulder. Part of this year's IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, the unsettling...
Oh, the places you'll go... with this shoulder-mounted telepresence robot (video)

i-SODOG robot unveiled, dares you to resist its LED-puppy dog eyes

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Takara Tomy's i-SODOG might not be as intimidating as other robotic quadrupeds, but it sure is a charmer. Freshly unveiled at the Tokyo International Toy Show, the puppy comes laden with touch sensors, 15 custom servos and a microphone, letting its master command it with up to 50 unique...
i-SODOG robot unveiled, dares you to resist its LED-puppy dog eyes

Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot wants to 'level the playing field' for university research

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Check out this Mac-headed robot. It's the cSpring Biped Educational Development Kit from the folks at the similarly-named Cognitive Spring team. According to its creators, the 'bot is an attempt to "level the playing field between universities," letting students tool around with an affordable bipedal robotics platform. cSpring has...
Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot wants to 'level the playing field' for university research
Inspired by Pixar, animatronic 'Pinokio' desk lamp tracks movements, reacts to environment

I, For One, Welcome Our Robotic LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Overloads

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LEGO just introduced the third generation LEGO Mindstorm sets. Like previous versions, a central computer controls motors and servos, essentially bringing the LEGO kit to life. This new version is heavily upgraded. And as a father, I must attest, I would use this set more than my kids. It’s...
I, For One, Welcome Our Robotic LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Overloads
This Real RC Car Transformer Is Ready To Roll Out

Insert Coin: Troller 1D, the transforming robot that won't ruin your garden

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. A crawling robot that, at the touch of a button, curls...
Insert Coin: Troller 1D, the transforming robot that won't ruin your garden

Watch the most useless machine ever created defy your every move

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What’s the most useless machine man has ever built? While that question’s answer is of course very subjective, we think we have found a very worthy candidate. Hack A Day points us to Useless Machine Advanced Edition, a device which happily turns itself off whenever any one of its eight...
Watch the most useless machine ever created defy your every move
Robot of legendary Japanese comic Beicho Katsura III goes on display next month

Hummingbird is a 'pre-Arduino' for kids (video)

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It's an Arduino -- you know, for kids. Or, as BirdBrain Technologies' chief robot design Tom Lauwers put it, a "pre-Arduino." It's never too early to get kids into robot building -- or so goes the thought process behind this nectar-loving kit. At its center is a custom controller...
Hummingbird is a 'pre-Arduino' for kids (video)

Gallery: Robot Bartenders Sling Cocktails for Carbon-Based Drinkers

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<< previous image | next image >> The secret to a great cocktail, most connoisseurs would agree, has something to do with the ice, the liquor, the glass — and the bartender. But what if the bartender is not a warm-blooded human with a sympathetic ear, but rather a cold,...
Gallery: Robot Bartenders Sling Cocktails for Carbon-Based Drinkers

Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on

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Those looking to tinker with humanoid robots aren't exactly lacking for options these days, but Cognitive Spring is taking a slightly different approach than most with its Arduino-based cSpring bipedal robot -- one of the semifinalists in the Insert Coin competition here at Expand. Rather than offering a readymade...
Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on

Hexy: hands-on with the adorable, affordable hexapod (video)

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The Artisan's Asylum has a few guiding principles, one of which is anyone can "make." We assume one of the others is "you can never have too many hexapods." If Stompy, the giant rideable bot, is a bit much for you to handle (or store), then maybe Hexy is...
Hexy: hands-on with the adorable, affordable hexapod (video)
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