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posted in September 2012
Thoughts Control Avatar-Like Robot
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9/27/2012  21 comments
Like the movie Avatar, researchers use functional magnetic resonance imaging to scan the brain of a subject who uses thought to control a robot thousands of miles away.
Slideshow: Scenes From DESIGN East
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9/21/2012  8 comments
Dubbed "The Center of the Engineering Universe," the DESIGN East Expo Hall was packed with engineers and exhibitors looking to make their mark on the engineering world.
Robots Get Genetically Engineered Skeletal Muscles
Blog 
9/20/2012  22 comments
Researchers at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania have engineered skeletal muscles they will use to build robots that move like animals -- or people.
DESIGN East, a.k.a. ESC Boston, Starts Next Week
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9/13/2012  3 comments
The conference formerly known as ESC Boston starts next week. Have you signed up yet?
10 Hot Topics at DESIGN East
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9/12/2012  5 comments
Here are 10 things you can do if you are going to DESIGN East in Boston. They range from the highly practical to the merely cool.
When Is a Robot Not Mechanical? When It's an Android
Blog 
9/10/2012  26 comments
An artificial jellyfish created by Harvard and Caltech researchers goes a lot further than biomimicry, resembling an android more than a robot.
Bayer's Medical-Grade Plastics Aid Surgeons
Product News 
9/6/2012  6 comments
Bayer unveiled three new materials. One offers flame-retardant properties. Another offers improved ductility. The third helps deliver information during knee replacements.
Video: Silicone Robot Mimics Surroundings
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9/5/2012  18 comments
Low-cost silicone robots that walk, change color to match their surroundings, and light up in the dark may soon be helping first responders and the military.




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