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Researchers from Hiroshima University and the University of Tokyo, Japan, developed in partnership with Delta Tooling a new smart car seat. The novelty promises not only detect if the driver is drunk or on drugs, but also if he is sleepy or sick.
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Per Holmquist has always had a finely tuned ear for music. “When I hear a song for the first time I know, ‘Okay it will be a hit,’” he says. But he never learned to play an instrument. Taking lessons and learning how to read sheet music for a new instrument would be too hefty a commitment, so for his graduation project at Beckmans College of Design in Sweden, the student designer (and disc jockey neophyte) built a foolproof digital percussion machine.
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What is this? A radio for ants? Not so much for ants, but it’s certainly the size of an ant. Stanford engineer Amin Arbabian has managed to create a wireless radio just a few millimeters across that is so energy efficient that it doesn’t need a battery. Instead, it harvests power from the incoming electromagnetic waves. The extremely low cost and small size of this technology means you could soon be surrounded by tiny radio chips in an interconnected mesh network.Continue
What this is, is a wireless animatronic hand that doesn't need a computer to operate. The user wears a control glove and can control the animatronic hand precisely.
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The prototype uses an electrophoretic film, which is similar to the screens used in today’s e-readers with the added benefit of being flexible. In future iterations of the device, the research team will look at using liquid crystal (LCD) and organic light emitting diodes(OLED) technology to produce color images.
It would seem based on the press release accompanying the research that the collaborative arrangement between Cambridge and Plastic Logic is just as important as the technology they produced.Continue
This robot, developed at Professor George M. Whitesides’ lab at Harvard University has recently become untethered, so it is off the leash. This creepy crawler is super tough and can function in subzero temperatures, 40 km/h winds, puddles of up to 5 centimeters of water, and 3,000 Kelvin methane flames for up to 50 seconds. It’s also resistant to acid. You basically can’t kill it.
A model Raspberry Pi, smaller computer world has been transformed into one identical to the Super Nintendo console. The idea of using the programmable circuit to reproduce the nostalgic game gave rise to Pi Gamer, a project of collective funding that is succeeding on the website Kickstarter. The device also promises to run games from Sega.Continue
The 360 Eye is one of the most advanced robot vacuums that we've ever seen. The robot sees its environment using a unique 360° vision system [which is sensitive into the infrared], and then builds a detailed floor plan [based on high contrast visual features] to intelligently and systematically navigate around a room and tracks its position
Other relevant facts: the dust bin, which you have to empty yourself, holds up to 0.4 liter of ick. The robot runs on a lithium battery which gives it a meager 20-30 minutes of run time, but it'll return to its dock to recharge, and then resume its cleaning pattern where it left off.Continue
It's with great pleasure and excitement that we announce the Garagino for our campaign on Kickstarter.
Garagino is an Arduino plataform compatible prototyping board, you can prototype faster, cheaper and easier. Garagino is 100% compatiable with arduino, this means that Garagino has the same pins schemes according to Arduino’s standart. You can use the same Arduino’s software, librarys, codes and other features to write or uploads programs to Garagino.
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Malloy Aeronautics in the UK is developing a flying quadcopter designed for human riders. Right now they are testing a 1/3 scale model proof-of-concept vehicle called the Drone 3 that has a robot riding it. Now imagine a full scale version of this thing chasing you down with a larger robot and outfitted with lasers.
The designers say that the hoverbike’s four overlapping fans allow for a stable and maneuverable ride and from what we can see here that seems accurate. This Kickstarter has already met it’s goal, so we can look forward to a future of being hunted down by hoverbike riding robots who want us dead.