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RANKED: The 19 most important things that happened in robotics this year

1/<p>19. Elon Musk co-founded a new artificial intelligence company with Y Combinator's Sam Altman. This is the first research group dedicated entirely …

Weird Wheels Move Robot In Four Directions Without Twisting

Perfect parallel parking for one tiny machine<p>Wheels, as we know them, could stand a little reinvention. They take fiddling and time to move into parallel spaces, and the whole world would be a better place if wheels could simply pull us sideways without any forward momentum. Fortunately, "mecanum …

DARPA wants your crazy robot pitches

DARPA is known for its amazing tech <i>and</i> scary robots. But it knows that somewhere out there, others are thinking of sweet automatons to help the Department of Defense. To that end, it has teamed up with Open Source Robotics Foundation for the Robotics Fast Track (RFT) program to give people outside …

This Swimming Robot Digests Pollution And Turns It Into Electricity

The Row-Bot powers itself by cleaning up bodies of water.<p>This is the Row-Bot, a robot that walks on water, and gets its energy by eating the microbes in dirty ponds and “digesting” them in its artificial stomach. Using this method, it generates more than enough power to propel itself on the hunt …

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Puppy Falls Over. [video]

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“At -25C/-13F, soap bubble mixtures freeze faster than they pop, making for some very fascinating effects!”<p>“However, frozen bubbles are still very fragile creatures, so I’ve experimented with different recipes to create a durable bubble wall that won’t pop in the slightest breeze: dish soap for the bubbling, corn syrup to thicken the wall, and sugar to help crystallization. I let the mixture chill in the freezer to help speed up the freezing once outside.”<p>MIXTURE INGREDIENTS FOR YOUR …

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Monkey mother uses herself as a bridge for the lil one.

Some Of The Most Awesome GIF Art You'll See All Year

Portland local and talented visual artist Zack Dougherty (known online as Hateplow) is known as one of the best in the business when it comes to …

'Electric Sails' Could Propel Superfast Spacecraft by 2025

SANTA CLARA, California — Robotic spacecraft may ride the solar wind toward interstellar space at unprecedented speeds a decade or so from …

Japanese Designers Create Mini Transporter So Small That It Fits In A Bag

Japanese designers at Cocoa Motors, have created WalkCar, a tiny motorized transporter, small enough to fit in a bag, so that you can take it …

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This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger.<p>In emergencies, seconds count. An estimated 1,000 “saveable” lives are lost a year because of slow emergency response in the nation’s biggest cities. But in traffic-jammed urban environments, …

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The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

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