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Video: These robots will clean your messy room, if you have time to wait

By Faye Oney / October 24, 2018

A Japanese company has developed an autonomous robot that can clean up a messy room by identifying objects and responding to commands. Watch today’s video to see the “Autonomous Tidying-up Robot.”

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Video: Boston Dynamics’ robot SpotMini could make your life easier

By Faye Oney / September 12, 2018

Boston Dynamics, a company that has created a fleet of robots, is gearing up to bring one of its robots to market. Watch the video to see how SpotMini can possibly make your life easier. Or harder, depending on your perception.

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Video: 3-D printers could soon ‘print’ entire buildings

By Faye Oney / May 10, 2017

3-D printing is quickly becoming a ubiquitous technology in many industries. Now, a researcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a 3-D printing system to construct a large building.

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Robot lifting 100 lb. object

Video: Will robots replace humans? Google’s new robot Handle acts strangely human

By Faye Oney / March 8, 2017

Will robots take over human activities? Watch as Handle, the newest robot from Boston Dynamics, shows off its humanlike capabilities in this video.

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Designing robots might be easier than you think—all thanks to this new interactive tool

By Stephanie Liverani / November 11, 2015

Most of us can agree robots of all levels are fascinating, but few have the knowledge and capability to actually build sophisticated machines from scratch. At least that used to be the case, thanks to a new interactive design system developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University.

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These girls are on fire—Inspiring next generation of women in STEM starts in the classroom

By Stephanie Liverani / November 3, 2015

There’s still a gender gap when it comes to women versus men in STEM-related career fields, but these super girls are helping to close it.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 7, 2015

Sodium titanate nanowires for nuclear decontamination, pick-and-mix materials for robotics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 7, 2015.

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Corrosion wars: C2D2 inspects and detects concrete wear

By April Gocha / September 2, 2014

A team of researchers at ETH Zürich has tailored a previously designed robot that can walk walls and ceilings—and originally designed to do some fancy filming for Disney—to inspect bridges for corrosion.

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A recipe to manufacture success in manufacturing

By April Gocha / March 28, 2014

Manufacturing is looking up in America, according to recent survey results–and it seems like innovation is paving the way forward.

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Books, bionics, and boys—Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat series by Larry Hench

By Eileen De Guire / November 27, 2013

Larry Hench wrote a series of children’s books to show how scientists and engineers contribute solutions to real human problems.

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