Salto is a jumping robot from UC Berkeley's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab. It has aerodynamic thrusters to ensure it lands on its foot.
University of Tokyo researchers created a robotic finger that's covered in living human skin cells. Demo below. The technique involves soaking the robotic finger in a solution of collagen and human dermal fibroblasts, two key ingredients in skin's connective tissue. The final coat is human epidermal keratinocytes, the major cell type of skin's outer layer.… READ THE REST
Researchers at Northwestern University developed a remote-controlled robot that is so tiny, it can comfortably travel along the edge of a penny. Just a half-millimeter wide, the tiny crabs can bend, twist, crawl, walk, turn and even jump. The researchers also developed millimeter-sized robots resembling inchworms, crickets, and beetles. Although the research is exploratory at… READ THE REST
University of Tokyo engineers have built a machine-learning system that enables a robot to peel a banana without mushing it. Demo video below! The robot learned to do the task on its own after almost 14 hours of practice under human control. As of now, the robot can peel the banana successfully about 57 percent… READ THE REST
For years coffee experts have recommended pourover as the best way to make coffee at home. But now, thanks to an ingenious design that was recently perfected, the traditional pourover has some serious competition. If you're the kind of person who thinks life is too short for bad coffee, say hello to the all-new VacOne… READ THE REST
Let's face it. Most people need an assistant. Who doesn't want a little bit of help from time to time with things like organization? Unfortunately, especially with our current technology surplus, it can be a bit easy to fall behind and feel disorganized. When scanning documents, in particular, it can be tough to figure out how to… READ THE REST
Some computers blast their fan the second you open Excel, but not MacBooks. As compact as they are, MacBooks are workhorses you can put through the wringer for years. That's what you'd get if you picked up this refurbished 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air. For a limited time, this beautifully refurbished laptop is on sale for $499.99, down… READ THE REST