Here's a short list of things this robot can do that I can't: Write legibly. Solve a beginner sudoku puzzle in less than 10 minutes.
The 'bot first scans the board, and runs the data gathered through an a series of image-processing algorithms. After it's solved the puzzle, its motor guides it to fill out the solution by hand.
Too bad he's a little hefty for me to carry on the morning commute.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.