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Woman Makes Quadcopter/Drone Out of Chocolate—and It Flies!
By Kate Pearson, Co-Founder, MakerFlux · 24 July, 2014 • A newlywed and her husband decided to have the best of all worlds with their hobbies. Frozen chocolate forms the base (FYI, they also did a similar AUV all out of ice; presumably that's their high-summer drone) and it seems to work out beautifully ... make that deliciously.
Drones Can Automatically Set up Photography Lighting
By Judith Pfeffer · 17 July, 2014 • Researchers from MIT and Cornell University have co-developed small, light-equipped robots that automatically position themselves to create the best lighting for pictures.
Children’s Book to Teach about Robots, Physics and Diversity
By Judith Pfeffer · 3 July, 2014 • The book's premise is a future society in which modern robots have outclassed their more primitive original incarnations. But then a disaster occurs that prompts the old-school 'bots to step up -- and society as a whole to learn to appreciate everyone, regardless of era, ability or technology.
FDA Approves ReWalk Robotics’ Exoskeleton
By RT Staff · 2 July, 2014 • The ReWalk exoskeleton allows some people paralyzed from the waist down to walk again, with the aid of crutches.
Tokyo Science Museum ‘Hires’ Humanoid Robots
By RT Staff · 26 June, 2014 • The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan has added humanoid robots to its staff to show visitors around the science museum in Tokyo.
Tiny, 3-Armed Robot Could Perform Surgery on Babies in Womb
By Judith Pfeffer · 18 June, 2014 • European researchers are developing a three-armed robot to perform keyhole surgery to correct congenital defects on babies in the womb.
Harvard Develops 3D-Printed, Robotic Lamp That Folds
By RT Staff · 11 June, 2014 • Researchers at Harvard University have developed a 3D-printed robotic lamp capable of self-assembling. The proof-of-concept lamp can be printed on demand and includes both a mechanical switch and a capacitive touch sensor.
KIBO Kit Uses Wooden Blocks to Teach Robotics
By Judith Pfeffer · 10 June, 2014 • KinderLab Robotics has launched a new robot building and programming platform called Kibo that's designed for youngsters from 4 years and up.
New Robotic Ceiling Fan Learns User Preferences
By RT Staff · 5 June, 2014 • New robotic ceiling fan automates a number of tasks, including adjusting fan speed and powering the fan on and off, as it learns a users' preferences.
MIT Develops Wearable Robotic Arms
By RT Staff · 3 June, 2014 • MIT experts have developed Supernumerary Robotic Limbs that strap on like a backpack to augment the number of limbs a person has.
Meet Barobot: The Open Source Robot Bartender
By RT Staff · 22 May, 2014 • Barobot features more than 1,000 cocktail recipes and an option to create your own drink. It comes with an app to remotely select drinks.
Robohand Designing 3D-Printed Roboleg Prosthetic
By Judith Pfeffer · 22 May, 2014 • Roboleg, the latest creation from Pretoria, South Africa-based Robohand, can be created with a Markerbot 3D printer.
‘Luke Skywalker’ Robotic Arm Wins FDA Approval
By Steve Crowe · 15 May, 2014 • New "Luke Skywalker" robotic arm detects muscle contractions close to the area where the prosthesis is attached, allowing a person to flex certain muscles and make 10 different powered movements.
Sporobot to Automate Production of Malaria Vaccine
By RT Staff · 7 May, 2014 • Sanaria is working with Harvard's Biorobotics Lab to automate a vaccine that proved 100 percent protective against malaria.
How a Robotic Mouse Could Solve Cat Obesity
By Mike Koon, University of Illinois · 24 April, 2014 • Petronics has a prototype robot mouse that senses a cat's movements and react the way a real mouse would, resulting in playtime for the cat.

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