"I wuv you, wobot."
In a development with obvious implications for other things robots might soon be tasked with killing, the Carbon Robotics Autonomous Weeder is working twenty times faster than the humans it replaces. When vegetable farmer Shay Myers needs to weed 30 acres of organic onions, he's typically hired a crew of around 30 people for a… READ THE REST
Yana Sydnor of Natomas, California was asleep in her bedroom when she heard movement downstairs. She texted her friends who encouraged her to call the police. Syndor hid in the bathroom with her toddler while the police broke down her door ready to, er, roomba with the intruder. Shortly after, she heard laughter. From CBS… READ THE REST
Mechanical engineer Yuto Kuroki of Meiji University and colleagues hacked a 3D printer head system to be a 3-axis robotic manipulator. They've demonstrated its use assembling various items like the toy car below and, well, a baloney (?) and cucumber sandwich above. (The video appears to have been sped up but it's still quite impressive.)… READ THE REST
Raising kids is a grind, a 24/7/365 all-encompassing responsibility that never truly ends. But even as all-important as that job is, it's no surprise that all the other overwhelming responsibilities parents face in their daily lives occasionally make them take their eye off the ball when it comes to the kids. Are they following Mom and… READ THE REST
For low-impact device users, all that's needed is a simple charger that they can throw in their pocket or bag, ready to supply an efficient little power jolt for flagging devices when they're running on empty. But for users with deeper power needs, those rocking a handful of different devices who might need to charge… READ THE REST
While the past year probably helped advance your culinary skills immeasurably… you're thinking what we're thinking, right? With vaccinations rising and restrictions loosening, it's time to get back out there and enjoy restaurants again. From big chains to local eateries, we all know they haven't been doing all that great lately. But with this offer… READ THE REST