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XBox 360 Controllers Send Robots Into Fukushima Nuclear Plant

XBox 360 Controllers Send Robots Into Fukushima Nuclear Plant

QinetiQ North America, a Virginia-based technology company, has deployed robots controlled by Xbox 360 pads into the trouble Fukushima Nuclear Plant.

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Incredible Scrap Metal Transformers Robots Look Just Like in the Movies

Incredible Scrap Metal Transformers Robots Look Just Like in the Movies

Designers Jiang Chen and Yang Junlin built the robots as part of their “Legend of Iron” project. Junlin, the head designer, explains that he believes in turning scrap metal into new treasure to reduce

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Giant Robots Made of Recycled Yellow Beer Crates

Giant Robots Made of Recycled Yellow Beer Crates

Move over, Optimus Prime. There are two new mega-sized robots in the house and they're both made almost entirely of ordinary, yellow beer crates. Spain-based External Reference Architects came up with the

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Flying Disaster Relief Robots Create Communication Networks

Flying Disaster Relief Robots Create Communication Networks

While they may resemble a fleet of space invaders, these flying robots are actually designed to aid in disaster relief. Developed by the EPFL School of Engineering, the Swarming Micro Air Vehicle Network

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High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

High-Flying Solar Robots Designed to Soar Above Dubai

Soaring like robotic birds, these energy generating flying devices were conceived by Carlos Campos Yamila Zynda Aiub Architects for the skies of Dubai. Called Wings, the curious "creatures" use solar

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MIT’s Seaswarm Robots Could Clean Up Gulf-Sized Spill in a Month

MIT’s Seaswarm Robots Could Clean Up Gulf-Sized Spill in a Month

We can thank MIT for adding another piece of weaponry to our future oil spill cleanup arsenal. Dubbed the Seaswarm, this autonomous 16-foot long, 7- foot wide robot features an oil-absorbing conveyor

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Lab Developing Pee-Powered Robots, Energy Producing Bathrooms

Lab Developing Pee-Powered Robots, Energy Producing Bathrooms

We've heard a lot about poo-power here at Inhabitat, and we're all about it as a totally renewable source of energy. That's why we were stoked to learn about the Bristol Robotics Lab's (BRL) current

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Nanotech Robots Travel Through Blood to Turn Off Tumor Cells

Nanotech Robots Travel Through Blood to Turn Off Tumor Cells

The nanobots are coming! Scientists have found that nanotech robots, once the stuff of science fiction, can travel through the blood and turn off cancer genes in tumors -- effectively providing all the

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NREL Develops Super Efficient Robots That Build Better Solar Cells

NREL Develops Super Efficient Robots That Build Better Solar Cells

It might be time to welcome our robot overlords to the green tech revolution. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a jukebox-like robot that can grow and analyze solar cells in nearly

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Recycly Robots take the Guesswork out of Recycling

Recycly Robots take the Guesswork out of Recycling

Even the greenest among us sometimes scratch our heads when it comes to knowing how to recycle certain objects. Recycly Robot Waste Containers, conceptualized by Oomy Design, help take the guesswork out

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Polar Bear Robots Replace Dead Bears at St. Louis Zoo

Polar Bear Robots Replace Dead Bears at St. Louis Zoo

Officials at the St. Louis Zoo are preparing for their holiday Wild Lights exhibit by installing electronic polar bear proxies in place of the deceased polar bears who died in their captivity. The gesture

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‘Adoptabot’ Upcycled Robots Await Adoption into Green Homes

‘Adoptabot’ Upcycled Robots Await Adoption into Green Homes

In the case of designer Brian Marshall, playing with toys all day really can culminate in a career. Inspired by a childhood spent building with Legos and Lincoln Logs, Marshall's imagination unearthed the

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Swarms of Solar Microbots May Revolutionize Data Gathering

Swarms of Solar Microbots May Revolutionize Data Gathering

Researchers are developing ways to mass-produce tiny robots the size of a fly that operate like swarms of insects to collect data to aid in surveillance, micromanufacturing, medicine, and more. Measuring

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Recycled Trash Robots Lay Waste to the Earth!

Recycled Trash Robots Lay Waste to the Earth!

Artist Brandon Jan Blommaert has stunned us with his virtual trash sculptures. In a gorgeous series of images, junk-crafted megafauna roam the mountaintops and landscapes of our planet, picking fights,

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HIGH TECH OIL SPILL SOLUTION: oil busting robots

HIGH TECH OIL SPILL SOLUTION: oil busting robots

The OSP robot is an ingenious solution to something that has devastling effects on wildlife and the environment: oil spills. The faster a spill can be dealt with - the better the outcome. With this in

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Print a house in 24 hours with robots!

Print a house in 24 hours with robots!

You may have heard of 3D printing, but did you know that rapid prototyping has grown to architectural scale? Inventor Behrokh Khoshnevis has developed a contour crafting machine which will allow one to

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Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging batteries

Researchers transform pesky packing peanuts into fast-charging batteries

Opening a package only to have your apartment flooded with packing peanuts is an annoying, if not archaic, waste of plastic. But researchers Vilas Pol and Vinodkumar Etacheri at the Purdue University

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NASA sending probe to Europa in search of ancient sub-glacial life

NASA sending probe to Europa in search of ancient sub-glacial life

With past life on Mars already likely, NASA is making plans to venture further into the solar system by sending a probe to Europa. One of Jupiter’s many moons, about the size of Earth’s moon, Europa

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ASU’s new Biomimicry Center offers first-ever master’s degree in biomimicry

ASU’s new Biomimicry Center offers first-ever master’s degree in biomimicry

Biomimicry, a discipline that draws inspiration from nature to create solutions to real world problems, is relatively new as an academic study path. In an effort to lead the way, Arizona State University

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6 ways people are using aerial drones for good

6 ways people are using aerial drones for good

Ambulance Drone Delft University graduate Alex Monton created an Ambulance Drone that can arrive to the accident scene as quickly as one minute after being dispatched. While an ambulance can take about

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Creepy humanoid robot staff welcomes visitors to hotel in Japan

Creepy humanoid robot staff welcomes visitors to hotel in Japan

You won’t have to deal with disgruntled employees at the soon to be opened Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan…since they are mostly humanoid robots. The high tech hotel has employed a fleet of ten

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Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

It’s no secret that the modern-day upholstered couch or chair is a nightmare of processing, materials and almost impossible to recycle. Dutch designer Lilian van Daal is looking at ways to reinvent

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Ravenous robot vacuum attacks owner, tries to eat her head

Ravenous robot vacuum attacks owner, tries to eat her head

People have been worried about the possibility of robots turning on their owners for years, and it would appear that such fears are justified. A South Korean woman was forced to call the fire department

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Scientists discover microorganism that hasn’t evolved for over 2 billion years

Scientists discover microorganism that hasn’t evolved for over 2 billion years

Scientists have discovered a type of deep-sea microorganism that seems to be the exception to the rule of evolution. An international team of researchers say the organism does not appear to have evolved

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X-rays allow researchers to read ancient scroll buried by Mt. Vesuvius eruption 2,000 years ago

X-rays allow researchers to read ancient scroll buried by Mt. Vesuvius eruption 2,000 years ago

An ancient scroll buried beneath Mount Vesuvius has been read without ever having been opened. The scroll, found with other items in Herculaneum, a town near Pompeii, famously destroyed by the volcanic

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Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Inspired by the mud dauber, a little wasp which builds its home with mud, Massimo Moretti later learned of bio-architecture and started to work to put the two together. Concerned about the housing crisis

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Two endangered monkeys die after zoo leaves them out in the cold

Two endangered monkeys die after zoo leaves them out in the cold

Two tiny endangered monkeys died at a Louisiana zoo last week after being left out in the cold overnight, as temps dipped into the 30s F. A third monkey survived the exposure, and the zoo caretaker

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Oil spill dumps 33,000 barrels of oil into Straits of Singapore

Oil spill dumps 33,000 barrels of oil into Straits of Singapore

A Libyan oil tanker and a Singapore bulk oil carrier collided off Singapore late last week, spilling about 33,000 barrels of oil  into the Pacific. According to Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority

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Gecko-inspired adhesives could enable humans to climb walls Mission: Impossible style!

Gecko-inspired adhesives could enable humans to climb walls Mission: Impossible style!

If you've ever watched with envy as Spider-Man or Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt scale structures with ease, then this could be your lucky day. According to the MIT Technology Review, a team from Stanford

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MIT’s Robotic Cheetah Runs and Jumps Outdoors!

MIT’s Robotic Cheetah Runs and Jumps Outdoors!

We've reported before on the robotic cheetah developed by MIT's Biomimetic Robotics Lab, and the team just unleashed it from the lab treadmill and let it run around campus. The team demonstrated that

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