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I Programmer - by Mike James - 01/04/2015

Robots come in all shapes and sizes, but there is something fascinating about six-legged walking machines. Hector, the six-legged stick insect, is also interesting because each leg has a degree of autonomy.

Obviously six-legged walking is going to be more stable than, say, two- or three-legged walking and Hector, currently under development at Bielefeld University, is a platform designed to find ways to walk like a real stick insect

The research describes for the first time 10-degree (or 10-movement) brain control of a prosthetic device in which the trial participant used the arm and hand to reach, grasp and place a variety of objects, Ms. Collinger said. Only seven-degree control had been reached before.

Space Ref - 12/11/2014

Picking up an apple is one of those jobs requiring the delicate touch of the human hand – or its robotic counterpart.

ESA is developing technologies for advanced human–machine interaction to transfer the human sense of touch to space.

South Korean and U.S. researchers have developed a stretchable material that senses touch, pressure, and moisture, and could be used to give artificial limbs feeling.

Fast Co Design - by SHAUNACY FERRO - 11/03/2014

ZURI's exterior structure is just paper and cardboard, and can be assembled with a few basic tools, like a ruler, glue, and a razor blade. The kit comes with servomotors (mechanisms that allow the robot to move) and controllers, plus a Bluetooth module so you can hook your 'bot up to wireless.

Technology Tell - by Stanley Goodner - 10/22/2014

There’s no physical touching involved, no pad with an access code to memorize, and no button remote. The Okidokeys Smart Lock system works with normal keys, smartphones, cell phones, and Okidokeys access keys. Aside from getting accustomed to the gear noises, I haven’t had a single issue with the lock’s operation. So if you’re interested in easy, dependable hardware, Okidokeys is a great choice to upgrade with.

Gizmag - by Ben Coxworth - 12/23/2014

The HexH2o can land on the water and shoot below the surface

Tech Crunch - by Kyle Russell - 01/05/2015

Designed for people who already have lower back problems, the Valedo is a pair of sensors that, when used in unison with an app on the iPhone or iPad, helps you train your back to reduce and prevent future pain.

CNET - by Michelle Starr - 01/19/2015

A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material.

RT Question More - 12/13/2014

The Cicret, activated with a twist of the wrist, is equipped with an embedded memory card, processor, accelerometer, micro USB port, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. But the key part is the so-called "pico-projector" and an array of proximity sensors. The pico projector projects the interface onto your arm. When you put your finger on the interface, you stop one of eight proximity sensors. The sensor sends the information back to the processor in your Circet bracelet.