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Month: August 2017

Robotics | IoT

Charges filed by US in Medrobotics trade secret case after CEO spots suspect in secured office

An individual has been arrested and charged with entering robotic medtech firm Medrobotics‘ headquarters in an attempt to steal trade secrets, according to court documents from the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts filed this week. Court documents identify the suspect as 44-year old Dong Liu, who “appears to be a dual citizen…

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Atom’s New 3D Printer Offers FDM and SLA Capabilities

With a shipping date of next year, the Atom 3 3D Printer promises to incorporate both FDM and SLA technologies into one sleek machine.

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Neato Adds Persistent, Actionable Maps to New D7 Robot Vacuum

This is the beginning of the most significant advance to robot vacuums that we’ve seen in years

Neato Adds Persistent, Actionable Maps to New D7 Robot Vacuum

This is the beginning of the most significant advance to robot vacuums that we’ve seen in years

Finish Him! MegaBots’ Giant Robot Duel Is Finally Going Down in Japan

It began two years ago when MegaBots co-founders Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti donned American flags as capes and challenged Suidobashi Heavy Industries to a giant robot duel in a YouTube video that immediately went viral. The battle proposed: MegaBots’ 15-foot tall, 1,200-pound MK2 robot vs. Suidobashi’s 9,000-pound robot, KURATAS. Oehrlein and Cavalcanti first discovered […]

Total Eclipse of the Highway or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Traffic

I convinced my wife we should go on a nice 3-day road trip to see the eclipse in totality. Of course, the best laid plans often go awry.
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Edible Innovations: These Spirulina Chocolates Are Helping Reduce Malnutrition

Stefania Abbona helped co-found The Algae Factory, a company that produces Spirulina chocolate bars, to help reduce malnutrition.
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Robot learns to follow orders like Alexa

Computer scientists have developed an Alexa-like system that allows robots to understand a wide range of commands that require contextual knowledge about objects and their environments. They’ve dubbed the system ‘ComText,’ for ‘commands in context.’

A Maker’s Journey to Help Refugees Cook Food with the Sun

Sharon Clausson initially created her Copenhagen Solar Cooker to make camp cookouts easier, but has since used her project to aid refugees.

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Build Your Own Magnetic Levitating Plant

This minimalist decor uses magnets to make a plant hover and spin. Use whatever box and planter you’d like for a unique look.
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