Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re sending spikey little spacecraft to Martian moons, building a creepy little robot toddler, and moving one step closer to robotic telepresence. This episode features:
- We are one step closer to robotic telepresence with The Beam from CA-based Suitable Technologies. The Beam is a mobile video-conferencing machine that can be driven around.
- Stanford researchers, working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and MIT, have designed spikey little spacecraft that descend from a mother spacecraft to explore the smaller members of our vast solar system.
- What lies beneath the Re: Sound Bottle’s cork is the imaginative work of Jun Fujiwara from the Tama Art University in Japan, a little DJ genie in a bottle.
- The University of Zurich’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is building a robot toddler called Roboy. Though it doesn’t look as creepy as the words “robot toddler” might suggest, Roboy is based on their previous project, the cycloptic Eccerobot.
- Say goodbye to your keyboard and mouse. Leap Motion has invented what has been dubbed the 3D user interface of the future.
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