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Pufferfish Robots, a Walking Car, and Other Supplier News

Hyundai and Autodesk create a prototype of a walking car while engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder designed a robot that’s inspired by inflatable pufferfish.

New technology always gives a twist on where we’re going to product development. This is true whether the products are supplies needed to improve the manufacturing process or consumer releases designed to startle and amaze – such as the walking car.

Peruse this cool collection to see improvements in IoT and RFID as well as advances in items as simple as manufacturing data analytics. Did I say simple? Have a look.

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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