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LEO the robot can float like a butterfly and balance on a beam
Designed by Caltech engineers, LEO can both walk and fly, allowing it to navigate smartly in complex environments.
Do we trust robots enough to put them in charge?
The factors that cause people to accept robots, or not, will surprise you.
Tesla wants to make humanoid robots. Here’s their competition.
From Boston Dynamics to Sophia, the robotics field has been teeming with new inventions, each of them both talented and flawed in their own ways.
Microscopic mesh could be the key to lighter, stronger body armor
New research finds that lattice-structured nanomaterials can better distribute the impact of tiny projectiles.
Inside the surprisingly complex engineering process that creates an Olympic torch
A torch like the one in the Tokyo games is so much more than just a simple vessel for flame. This is how they spark into being.
Sonos Move speaker review: Great sound in a semi-portable package
The $400 speaker is surprisingly convenient.
Apple’s AirPod Pro earbuds add active noise-cancelling
They start shipping this week.
Many animals climate-control their homes. Global warming could mess with that.
Nests and dens are often designed to stay at a reasonable temperature.
Oakley’s new frameless sunglasses are strong enough for Olympic athletes
With no frame to support them, the Oakley Kato sunglasses rely on lens structure to make them sturdy.
These airless bike tires rely on a metal alloy designed for NASA rovers
The Smart Bike Company's METL tires rely on a NASA-developed alloy material to create an airless tire.