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'Smart' Spray Cans Could Make Anyone a Mural Artist
April 11th, 2016
A team of researchers has designed a prototype for a robotic, radio-controlled method that reproduces photographs as large-scale paintings.
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Bad Touch: Intimate Robot Interactions Cause Discomfort
Robot Touch
April 5th, 2016
Touching robots in what humans think of as intimate places arouses emotions in people, but they're not what you think — the resulting feelings are mostly ones of discomfort, researchers say.
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Watch 6 Teensy Robots Pull a 2-Ton Car
microtugs pull weight.
March 16th, 2016
A team of teensy robots that take a page from gecko feet has managed to tug a car that weighs 3,900 lbs. (1,769 kilograms)
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Shape-Shifting Drones Could Be Made from Metal-Foam Hybrid
Metal-Foam Hybrid Material
April 8th, 2016
Miniature drones that can morph from flying machines into underwater vehicles by changing the shape of their wings in midair could be a step closer, thanks to a new material that acts as a hybrid between stiff metal and spongy foam.
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Scientists Hijack Bugs, Turn Them into Cyborgs
Cyborg Beetle
March 30th, 2016
By implanting electrodes into the muscles of beetles, scientists can now precisely control how cyborg insects walk — an ability that may help these bugs carry out complicated tasks, researchers said in a new study.
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Boston Dynamics' New Atlas Robot Can't Be Pushed Around (Video)
Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot
February 24th, 2016
Robotics company Boston Dynamics released a new video yesterday (Feb. 23) showcasing its upgraded Atlas robot, and the footage features a slew of impressive (and somewhat unsettling) new capabilities.
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