The D'Andrea Group has developed a robotic chair that falls apart and reassembles itself on command. Remotely activating the chair causes it to break into six pieces: the legs, back, and seat. The seat then sprouts wheels, searches out its fallen comrades, reassembles, and then returns itself to an upright position. Check the video to see it in action. They say that the concept will ease future chair transportation, but it's safe to assume that a lot of other things in the future will assemble and disassemble on their own, like cars, computers, appliances, jigsaw puzzles, relationships, even sandwiches... Especially sandwiches.
Keepon is a robot project by Marek Michalowski of Carnegie Mellon to create a socially rhythmic robot that detects beats and dances to them. Sadly, this little dude dances better than I ever will in my entire life. Usually I just get on my back and spin like a Ninja Turtle. The... / Continue →
The concept of Static! Power-Aware Cord is to give you a visual representation of how much energy you're using. Rather than covering it up, the cord lights up with glowing pulses, flows, and different intensities of light depending on the amount of energy going through. So now ... / Continue →
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I always thought the whole John Connor bit was a bunch of bullshit. And you know what? I was right for once in my Godforsaken life. This is the video evidence proving what Terminators are REALLY sent back for. Which SPOILER ALERT: is... / Continue →