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MIT’s underwater robot can sniff out contraband hidden underneath ships 0

MIT’s underwater robot can sniff out contraband hidden underneath ships

Designed by a couple of researchers at MIT, this underwater robot looks like an interesting project. It does remind me of that show “SeaQuest” from the 90’s where I dreamt one day it could...

Fingertip sensor lets robots ‘see’ what they’re touching 0

Fingertip sensor lets robots ‘see’ what they’re touching

http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/ed3967017da7e4214fe8074cc74ab152/200787149/MIT-GelSight-01-press.jpg Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University are showing off a new fingertip version of the GelSight sensor, that uses a camera and a sensitive rubber film to 3D map the objects they’re grabbing. They say...

MIT’s electric Cheetah robot silently bounds across campus 0

MIT’s electric Cheetah robot silently bounds across campus

MIT back at it again! I had a great time when I visited MIT this summer. I was inside their legendary CSAIL lab and all around campus :)))) http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/e1c3b98df2c03b78d34eb7861c439d40/200757363/MIT-Cheetah-05.jpg Check the video 😉 http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/15/mit-darpa-cheetah-robot/

Watch MIT’s Atlas humanoid robot drag a metal pillar like it’s nothing 0

Watch MIT’s Atlas humanoid robot drag a metal pillar like it’s nothing

The folks at MIT have been refining their ATLAS humanoid (Boston Dynamics/DARPA) to be able to drag around a metal pillar. Exciting, amazing and scary at the same time! Oh boy, we live in...

Discarded car batteries could become low-cost solar cells 0

Discarded car batteries could become low-cost solar cells

Great work by a team of MIT researchers that discovered one way to recycle lead from car batteries, to create long-lasting solar cells. 🙂 http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/3888×2416+0+115/resize/630×392!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/adam/add4ebd8f7b0dd2d04d6607d8891324e/157402093.jpg Watch this! http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/20/discarded-car-batteries-could-become-low-cost-solar-cells/