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These Robots Can Climb Walls and Weave You a Hammock

Automated weaving machines have been around for a long time, but what if you wanted to create web-like structures on the side of a tall building? That’s the possibility opened up by these smart semi-autonomous robots from the Institute of ...
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Harvard Students Create a Printable Self-Assembling Lamp

If you’re a child of the ‘80s, you might remember the Spielberg produced movie *Batteries Not Included. The imaginative film featured tiny, spaceship-like mechanical life-forms that could reproduce (and help rebuild decrepit apartment buildings). Now, it finally seems the age ...
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The Robot Revolution is Upon Us

In less than ten years we will have full fledged androids moving about in our society. For those who can afford one, they will be helping with the tasks that have to be done so that they can spend more ...
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Smart Sand: Will We Duplicate Objects in a Sandbox?

MIT researchers are developing small magnetic cubes that can communicate with each other to auto-duplicate objects in a “sand box” using a subtractive production algorithm. 3D printing is the process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. ...