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24% of Surgical Errors Can Be Blamed on the Machine

If you’re worried about the robot apocalypse and how our metallic creations are going to take over all of our jobs, this is going to sound like some good news. If you enjoy living and would like to survive your next visit to the hospital, then this is going to sound pretty grim.

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Quadcopter Flight Controlled By Thought (Video)

Researchers from the University of Minnesota led by biomedical engineering professor Bin He have been testing a thought-controlled quadcopter. Their goal is to develop thought-control devices working at high speed, without any surgical implantation.

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NASA Wants to 3D Print a Lunar Base Too

Last month, we read about how the European Space Agency was teaming up with architectural firm Foster and Partners. The idea is that they would use 3D printing technology to build a lunar base. This makes a lot of sense, since it utilizes existing resources on the moon to build those structures, rather than shuttling all those materials from Earth. It seems that NASA is working on a similar idea.

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Roboy Utilizes Artifical Tendons, Should Walk More Like A Real Human

The problem with most robots, if you can call it a problem, is that their movement is decidedly mechanical. We have humanoid robots like Honda’s Asimo, but they still don\’t quite move like a human being. That could change with a new robot called Roboy, being designed by a team of scientists and engineers from the University of Zurich.

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Photo of Samsung’s Smart Tango Corner Sweep Vac for CES

Thanks to some “leaked” photos on Flickr, it is known that Samsung is going to release a new model to its robotic vacuum line. This tease, leaked or released, by Samsung shows The Smart Tango Corner Clean robot that has the standard circular design, but also has one other little feature.

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Modern Combat 4 Game Review

Gameloft has finally released Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, and at a first glance, it looks stunning. The game feels very polished right from the UI and menu navigation all the way to the great multiplayer progression and the singleplayer campaign

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Beyond Bizzare: Scientists Can Control Roaches

The Roachbot isn’t good enough for you, huh? You don’t want to control a robotic roach, you want the real deal, right? Weird enough, you aren’t alone. Researchers at the North Carolina State University have created a system that allows you to remote control a cockroach.

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Stop Mowing Your Yard, Let Honda MiiMo do it for You

While the U.S. Market hasn’t exactly embraced the idea of robotic lawn mowers yet, the European market has seen extraordinary growth and demand for such a device. While there are quite a few good robot mowers out there already, Honda wishes to join into the competition with its Honda Miimo.

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New Research Guidelines Pave the Way for Future Nanotech Surgery Gloves

A glove that can detect and identify tissue and immediately ablate it without needing another tool in the process? That’s exactly what the research engineers at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the Chinese-based Delian University of Technology are working on developing. The idea is to use nanotechnology to create flexible silicon-based electronics and soft sensors to create a useful electronic glove in the future.

ROBOTS
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Need to be in more than one place at a time? Double has you covered

Ever wanted to be at two places at once? There is so much to see out in the world, but there are times when all you want to do is lay around on that comfy La-Z-Boy recliner. The solution could very well be the new Double Robotics telepresence system. For the price of $2400, plus two iPads, you can now accomplish being there without, ya know, being there.

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Swivl-it: The Cheaper Swivl Smartphone Dock

The motion-tracking Swivl smartphone dock is cool, except for the marker device that you have to carry with you always and also the hefty $179 price tag. But the folks at Satarii have just introduced a more basic version of the accessory called Swivl-it which is currently available for $129, although that marker is still needed.

ROBOTS
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Synthetic Natural Brain Could Be A Reality Soon

The brain is without a doubt the most complex organ in the human body, and that is why creating a synthetic natural brain is a very difficult task. But it appears like scientists are getting closer and closer to completing the task of making a machine that behaves like a natural brain. Scientists involved in the BrainScaleS project, a collaboration between 15 research institutions, are trying to create hardware which emulates parts of a natural brain.

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Special App Lets Apes Talk to Humans

The apes communicate with the humans by touching the appropriate lexigrams and from the news doing the rounds, the group of seven have become pretty talkative after having gotten the hang of talking to their distant cousins.

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Blind Man Drives Thanks to Google’s Self-Driving Car (Video)

You’ve seen it before in movies like Total Recall and iRobot, self-driving cars sound cool, you can get trashed with your friends then not worry about driving home later that night. But there’s much more to this than an inebriated night out with the boys, people with disabilities such as the visually impaired could use self-driving cars to open up an whole new world that would allow them to go where they wish freely and independently.

Fashion
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Instant Shoe Machine Could Be From The Jetsons

If you have gone out shopping for shoes at least once in your life, you should know that it is a bit difficult to find a pair that fits perfectly on your feet, right? That problem might soon be solved all thanks to a new system being developed by the European ShopInstantShoe consortium. This system, which will be installed in shoe stores, will allow you to get shoes custom-fitted to your feet, and that too on the spot.