Robotic Hand Restores Wearer’s Sense of Touch | Smart News | Smithsonian

The prosthetic enabled a test subject to pick up an egg without cracking it, send a text message, peel a banana and hold his wife’s hand.

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Popcorn-Powered Robots? Get ‘Em While They’re Hot! | Smart News | Smithsonian

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In an attempt to harness the power of pop, researchers went against the grain to push the boundaries of this staple starch

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New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscle Tissue to Move

Researchers in Tokyo say they’re a step closer to creating more complex and lifelike body parts made of living tissue and mechanical skeletons.

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Greater Hartford Maker Faire 2016: Volt the Robot – YouTube

Volt is a robot developed by a father and son team over 15 years. Currently modeled after Chappie from the movie by that name, Volt is voice activated and recognizes voice commands. It apparently also navigates visually.

At the 2016 Greater Hartford Maker Faire at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

Greater Hartford Maker Faire 2016: Cube Lifter Robot – YouTube

At the 2016 Greater Hartford Maker Faire at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

Greater Hartford Maker Faire 2016: Ball Player Robot – YouTube

Students trying to get the grabbing mechanism on a ball player robot to work. At the 2016 Greater Hartford Maker Faire at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.