[Video Link]The video is from 2010, but the flying robot that stars in it makes the same kind of 3D map of a building's interior that the drones in Prometheus make.
Atoun is a Panasonic-owned company that makes "powered wear," robotic exoskeletons that augment human physical strength—for example a vest that supports the wearer in lifting heavy objects. They've recently demonstrated their prototype KOMA 1.5, a "powered suit" that helps the wearer walk but also transforms into a slow motorized scooter on wheels. Video below. Yes,… READ THE REST
Aaron Francis wanted a pen-plotter that could write out thousands of pieces of direct mail. He bought the Axidraw from Evil Mad Scientist and liked it a lot — but wanted some way to have one robot write out multiple pieces of paper, unattended. So he took the Axidraw's plotting mechanism and put it on… READ THE REST
Similar in size to a grain of sand, this flying microchip could someday monitor air pollution, track the spread of airborne diseases, and, of course, conduct surveillance. While its inventors at Northwestern University call it the "smallest-ever human-made flying structure," it's actually inspired by propeller seeds that fall from trees, catching the wind as they… READ THE REST
Whether you're looking to start a new career or build a new skill for your personal use, you should always be pushing your mind to learn something new. Luckily, the internet can be your best friend when it comes to self-education. With access to just about everything we could ever want to learn through a… READ THE REST
Drones are some of the coolest toys out there today. They let you capture breathtaking photos and videos while being useful for activities like making deliveries (though watch out for ornery locals!). If you want to get into flying drones, or just want to upgrade the one you have now, check out this Black GPS… READ THE REST
We're currently living in a culture where the masses think new is always better, but keeping up with the latest gadgets quickly gets pricey, and the performance boost might not even be worth it. Refurbished tech is the way to go if you want to save a ton of money while still getting your hands… READ THE REST