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Scientists Create Laser-Controlled Micro-Robot from a Bubble

Scientists Create Laser-Controlled Micro-Robot from a Bubble

We'd like to think that here at Inhabitat, we are rather clued in to the latest in robotics, however a new development has blown our minds. A group of scientists at the University of Hawaii have created

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The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

Inhabitat favorite Francois Chambard of UM Project unveiled an adorable army of modular robots made from a standardized lighting unit. The quirky bots range from a miniature terrarium to retro robot lamps

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Robo-Fish: The Robotic Fish Designed To Detect Pollution

Robo-Fish: The Robotic Fish Designed To Detect Pollution

While harbors and ports around the world are crucial to global trade, industrial activities are often responsible for high levels of pollution and water contamination. Fuel leaks, emissions, and general

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Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij repurposed an industrial robot to produce new designs from recycled e-waste. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his “Satellite” floor lamp is a beautiful

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Floating Jellyfish Robot Propels Itself Through the Air Using Self-Inversion

Floating Jellyfish Robot Propels Itself Through the Air Using Self-Inversion

German automation company Festo has created an extraordinary helium-filled flying robot that propels itself through the air by repeatedly turning itself inside-out. The creation, known as the

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MIT’s Self-Assembling Smart Sand Can Take On Any Shape

MIT’s Self-Assembling Smart Sand Can Take On Any Shape

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will soon present a paper describing algorithms that could eventually enable “smart sand”; self-sculpting sand that can take on any

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Aganetha Dyck Works With Live Bees To Make Beautiful Art

Aganetha Dyck Works With Live Bees To Make Beautiful Art

The multi-media artist addresses language and communication, especially between humans and other species- namely bees. By working collaboratively with the bees, Dyck explores our relationship with them,

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Boston Dynamics’ Sand Flea Robot Can Jump 30 Feet Into the Air

Boston Dynamics’ Sand Flea Robot Can Jump 30 Feet Into the Air

The sand flea is one of the natural world's most astounding jumpers, capable of leaping huge distances in a single bound. Inspired this amazing insect, Boston Dynamics has created an 11 pound robot that

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Cambridge Engineers Use LEGO Bricks to Grow Synthetic Bone

Cambridge Engineers Use LEGO Bricks to Grow Synthetic Bone

Designers everywhere continue to wow us with LEGO creations like robotic arms and fully functional printers, and now a group of engineers is even working on using the bright stacking blocks to grow

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Blind Man Test-Drives Google’s Amazing Self-Driving Car

Blind Man Test-Drives Google’s Amazing Self-Driving Car

It might be hard to imagine a scenario where the blind could drive safely, where distractions on the road would not be an issue, and even where fuel consumption could be lowered by a computer-operated car

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Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

On Tuesday, Amazon announced the purchase of Kiva Systems, a company that makes warehouse robots like the ones already being used in inventory and logistics-heavy retailers like Zappos and Staples. This

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New Study Pinpoints Monsanto’s GM Crops as the Reason Butterfly Populations Are In Decline

New Study Pinpoints Monsanto’s GM Crops as the Reason Butterfly Populations Are In Decline

Much like the bee, our beautiful and beloved friend the monarch butterfly has been in steady decline over the last decade. Numerous studies have attributed the drop to a variety of causes, but new

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Water-Harvesting Shenlong Tower for Hong Kong Inspired by Mythical Chinese Rain Dragon

Water-Harvesting Shenlong Tower for Hong Kong Inspired by Mythical Chinese Rain Dragon

Inspired by the spirited ascent of the mythical rain dragon in Chinese mythology, Shenlong Tower not only shows what can be possible when we employ natural processes to industrial endeavours - it is also

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Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings

Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings

You generally expect an F1 car to be more impressive than the one you're seeing above. However, this F1 is not what it appears to be. This little replica was created in just four minutes at the Vienna

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DARPA’s Robotic Cheetah Breaks World Land Speed Record

DARPA’s Robotic Cheetah Breaks World Land Speed Record

The researchers at the United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are geniuses - so far they've invented GPS, stealth technology, and the Internet. Now they've made a massive

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Telesar V is a Groundbreaking Telexistance Robot

Telesar V is a Groundbreaking Telexistance Robot

The groundbreaking Telexitstance Robot Telesar V from researchers at Japan's Keio University could bring us a step closer to a real out of body experience. The creators of Telesar V claim that the robot

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6 Robot Designs That Will Better Our Future

6 Robot Designs That Will Better Our Future

Today, robots have taken on a whole new role that reaches far outside the realm of science fiction. Scientists and engineers have been hard at work developing some of the most innovative robotic machines,

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Transform a Sheet of Paper Into an Awesome Robot with Takashi Tsunoda Monster Cubes

Transform a Sheet of Paper Into an Awesome Robot with Takashi Tsunoda Monster Cubes

Always carting around tons of heavy toys for your little ones to play with on long road trips or flights? Created by Takashi Tsunoda, the Japanese toy designer behind PIPEROID paper robots, Monster

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Cuddly Babyloid Robot Comforts Lonely Senior Citizens

Cuddly Babyloid Robot Comforts Lonely Senior Citizens

The Japanese have a knack for inventing robots to replace human interaction - so far we've seen guide dogs, machines to assist elderly peoples’ movement, and even kissing machines. Now, Japanese

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Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

As more and more people move to thin laptops and sleek tablets, clunky old computer parts are quickly becoming relics of the past. We've seen artists find endless inspiration in these pieces, crafting

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Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Boys

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Boys

Make your little drummer boy's heart skip a beat this Christmas with gifts that are sure to delight and inspire him. Whether the charming lad on your list loves art, construction, robots, cars, dinosaurs

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Harvard Researchers Create Flexible Squid-Inspired Robot For Delicate Tasks

Harvard Researchers Create Flexible Squid-Inspired Robot For Delicate Tasks

Rigid and clunky robots may soon be relegated to the past, as a robotics team from Harvard University just created an ambidextrous automation using flexible polymers. The innovative flexible

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Researchers Developing Cyborg Insects that Draw Energy From Their Own Wings

Researchers Developing Cyborg Insects that Draw Energy From Their Own Wings

Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently working on a line of cyborg insects that would use the energy generated from their own wing motion to power sensors installed in tiny insect

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Duke Researchers Studying Sensor-Equipped Dragonflies To Aid Future Flying Robot Design

Duke Researchers Studying Sensor-Equipped Dragonflies To Aid Future Flying Robot Design

The natural world has inspired a lot of technological innovations, but it seems it could also be aiding in the design of future robots. A team from Duke University is researching dragonflies in order to

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3D Printed Robot Spider Can Save Lives and Analyze Hazardous Surroundings

3D Printed Robot Spider Can Save Lives and Analyze Hazardous Surroundings

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are developing a mobile spider robot that will bring a new type of aid in disasters and hazardous events. The spider

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Panasonic’s Toy-Sized Evolta Robot Completes Triathalon in Hawaii

Panasonic’s Toy-Sized Evolta Robot Completes Triathalon in Hawaii

Panasonic's Evolta robot recently proved that powerful technology can come in a pint-sized package as it completed a 230 kilometer (142.9 mile) triathlon in Hawaii. The active little robot has previously

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PETMAN: The Anthropomorphic Robot Designed to Test Chemical Protection Clothing

PETMAN: The Anthropomorphic Robot Designed to Test Chemical Protection Clothing

We love robots here at Inhabitat -- from the zero-energy BlueBiped to the first robotic astronaut, they show us how technology can not only benefit us in the present, but also in the future. Robots can

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University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

University of British Columbia Develops Artificial Muscles to Propel Nanobots Through the Body

Nanotechnology has long been heralded as the next generation in medical technology - scientists are currently working on nanobots able to diagnose and heal the body from the inside. With that in mind,

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