Instead of making robots that can do certain tasks, it’s better to make a robot capable of learning new skills. Here a man teaches a one armed robot to flip a pancake. It takes some time, but soon our little metal friend learns pretty well.
Several months ago Armatus Designs received a commission to create a functional prosthetic hand based off of the Phantom Pain hand used in Metal Gear Solid 5. This was for a client who was born without a left hand and grew tired of his standard claw style prosthetic, but didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a motorized medical grade prosthetic. The goal was to create something durable, functional and useful on a budget. This is the result!
It's almost impossible to beat this robot in the pinball. In Saney, he takes 300 pictures and follows the ball. Faster and stronger than a human ...
The multi-screens which become indispensable for those who like to play games on the desktop computers now appear to be confronted with lap-tops. Razer has unveiled Project Valerie, which is still in concept phase at CES 2017.
Several months ago Armatus Designs received a commission to create a functional prosthetic hand based off of the Phantom Pain hand used in Metal Gear Solid 5. This was for a client who was born without a left hand and grew tired of his standard claw style prosthetic, but didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a motorized medical grade prosthetic. The goal was to create something durable, functional and useful on a budget. The client has very little left of his wrist, meaning the standard active grip system on other 3D printed prosthetics wouldn't work for him, so they designed a passive grip system using retention springs. This allows the fingers to auto-adjust to whatever object they are gripping, and only requires user input to actually open the grip, which is done by pulling the knob at the rear of the forearm section. All 5 fingers normally open and close at once, but there is also a detachable ring connected to the main knob which articulates just the index finger, which can be locked in place to allow greater usability in actions such as typing and pressing buttons.
Toyota unveils a new concept car featuring digital displays and an artificial intelligence system at CES 2017, while Sony wows visitors with a dazzling OLED TV that uses innovative 'acoustic surface' technology. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.
A selfie-taking drone that follows and photographs its owner and a home robot that plays music and keeps you company are just some of the latest technological innovations at CES Las Vegas. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.
A South Korean robotics company has unveiled their prototype of a giant 1.5 tonne two legged robot that can carry and be controlled by a human pilot. Ben Gruber reports. Credit to Reuters.
Students in an electronics and robotics class at Somers High School have successfully built a robot that can toss a water bottle so that it flips and lands upright. That's awesome!
Researchers in Belgium are developing a sensitive 'electronic nose' that can detect pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations, using substances they call "microscopic sponges." Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.
A Chinese robot was displayed at the 2016 World Robot Conference that took the audience by surprise. Wait until you see what she can do!
Cleaning a whisk is hard. Now it's not. whiskwiper.com Whisk Wiper is not yet available for purchase, but sign up here (whiskwiper.com) and you'll be first to join the whisking revolution! Credit: Whisk Wiper
Scientists develop an algorithm to help rhinoplasty patients design a nose suited to their facial proportions. The technique could also help patients who have lost their own nose because of disease to design a perfectly fitting prosthetic. By Matthew Stock. Credit to Reuters.
University of Texas at Austin wins the RoboCup challenge soccer final at Beijing's World Robot Conference. Roselle Chen reports. Credit to Reuters.
Technology from the turn of the century can be absolutely fascinating. Cutting logs for firewood is a tiring chore by hand, but these workers beautifully illustrate how this can be sped up with the help of a trusty farmyard friend.
The music compilation tape, a mainstay of the 1970s and 80s, has been given a 21st Century digital makeover by researchers at Lancaster University. Jim Drury reports. Credit to Reuters.
Conservationists are using thermal imaging technology in a bid to better understand the habits of Britain's threatened bats. Nathan Frandino reports. Credit to Reuters.
Bionics startup Open Bionics have teamed up with Square Enix and Eidos Montreal to create bionic arms based on the Deus Ex video game series! I never asked for this...
Friday fun at the office! Climball battle between Leo and Joni. You can order the product at - www.augmentedclimbing.com This is the original video of the game in that got several millions of views at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AugmentedClimbingWall/videos/1081345311957279/ Music: pl4y1ng by Rolemusic
Now you can become a real life Transformer yourself! Turkish scientists have made it possible in this mind-blowing video. So cool! Credit: www.letrons.com
Some iPhone 7's have been making strange noises, but they sure aren't coming out of the headphone jack! Learn about this strange phenomena in this very interesting clip.
Learn how to turn your smartphone into a 3D hologram projector in just a few and easy steps.
This humanoid robot manages to walk down some stairs without missing a beat. Robots have really improved, and soon they will be able to run down steps like these - maybe even our normal size stairs!
Children with muscular diseases could have their strength boosted by a new wearable device designed by Royal College of Art graduate Xinyang Tan. Liane Wimhurst reports. Credit to Reuters.
Norwegian researchers have developed a novel way to keep children recovering from long-term illness connected to their friends and their education from their sickbed. An avatar robot is placed at the child's desk and controlled by the pupil from their home via cameras, microphones, and speakers, allowing them to contribute to lessons and avoid the crippling social isolation caused by long-term absence. Matthew Stock reports. Credit to Reuters.