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Watch it jump! 3D-printed hopper could lead to better rescue robots

If you think robots involve metal bodies and squeaky hinges, think again.<p>Engineers have designed and built a frog-like jumping robot that incorporates hard and soft parts — and they've done it with a 3D printer.<p>Powered by a mix of butane and oxygen, these adorable hopping bots can jump two and a …

Robotics

The next version of Google Glass will be more comfortable to use for hours at work

Google had about a dozen enterprise partners, including several medical companies and APX Labs, which conducted a test program with Boeing last year where employees used to it make manual assembly work more efficient.<p>Well, it looks like Google's going hard in that direction for its next iteration …

Believe it or not, Apple’s working on new 64-bit iPods

With Apple Music making waves, a dedicated music-playing device like the iPod suddenly seems more relevant than it’s been in years. Which is why it’s great to hear that Apple is reportedly planning to introduce a refreshed lineup of iPod touch, nano and shuffle media players on Tuesday, July 14.<p>The …

Apple

Vortex Is A Toy Robot That Teaches Kids How To Code

DFRobot, a company that has been building robots for the education market since 2008, this week introduced its first attempt at making a robot accessible to all children, with the debut of Vortex – an interactive, programmable robot aimed at kids 6 and up. The Vortex robot pairs with iOS and …

Soft 3D-Printed Robot Propels Itself With Explosions

And it's supported by hard robo-cartilage<p>We rarely think of robots as soft, with mechanical brains inside squishy, durable bodies. That’s because, despite their resilience, soft robots are slow beasts, the machine equivalent of floppy slugs. Rigid robots are good at many things, but it turns out …

Robotics

Samsung is working on an 11K phone display with off-the-charts clarity

In five years, we may all be laughing at our "low" resolution QuadHD smartphone displays.<p>Samsung is developing an 11K "super-resolution" display with …

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