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PopSci Q&A: How the Rheon Machine Stuffs Any Food Into Any Other Food
This Japanese food machine stuffs pizza crusts, dumplings, and scotch eggs. So guys: where is our pizza with a crust made of a giant circular burrito?
Industrial Food Machine of the Day: Robots Milk Cows
Dairy cows are pretty docile creatures, so as animals go, they’re also pretty good candidates for handling via heavy machinery....
Snake Robots Will Soon Crawl Around Inside Your Body Off-Leash
We’ve seen snake robots and, of course, tons of surgery robots (including the weird lamprey-bot), but Dr. Michael Argenziano, the...
Japan Is Building Artificially Intelligent Rockets, Hoping to Streamline Operations and Cut Costs
Artificially intelligent rockets could perform self-diagnostics and self-repairs, lowering the cost of future space launches. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency...
Toshiba’s Automated Checkout Cam Can Distinguish Different Varieties of Apple
Honeycrisp? Pink Lady? Nittany? Ginger Gold? Jonagold? Golden Delicious? Cornish Gilliflower?
When Robots Rule the Roads
Humans make terrible drivers. Research shows we’re panic-prone, unpredictable and slow to react behind the wheel. Now a new breed of robot cars promises to eliminate human error for safer roads, less traffic and major fuel savings
A Rebuilt GTO with iPod Remote Control
The wiring in many classic cars is more likely to be a fire trap than a masterpiece of industrial control....
ChefStack is Like an ATM For Pancakes
At $3,500, this little beauty may not find its way onto my kitchen counter any time soon, but I have...
Robotic Jellyfish On The Move
Engineers design a group of autonomous jellies that swim like the real thing