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MicroTug Microrobots Capable of Pulling Full-Size Car

There are times where working together can create results vastly in excess of multiple individual efforts. This kind of collaborative effort was the approach taken by a number of Stanford University researchers when they developed a…

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NVIDIA Debuts Latest Light Field VR Headset Prototype at VRLA

In August last year, we reported that NVIDIA, in partnership with Stanford University, was developing its own VR headset that intended to push beyond existing stereoscopic technology. Now, at the recent Virtual Reality LA (VRLA) expo,…

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Toyota to Invest $1 Billion in AI and Robotics

Toyota have a history in investment in investing in research, investing $50 million already this year. Now Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corp announced that the company would be setting aside $1 billion in order…

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Stanford University and NVIDIA Working on Depth of Field VR Headset

The major players in the virtual reality headset market have based their gear on stereoscopic technology – splitting images into two, one for each eye, to simulate 3D visuals – but a new joint initiative by…

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Engineers Create Computer That Operates Through Water Droplets

US researchers have developed a novel new computer that uses water to transmit information. Unlike normal computers that use electrons, this synchronous computer uses magnetised water droplets to do everything a conventional computer can do, thanks…

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Miniature Robot Can Pull 2,000 Its Own Weight

A team of engineers from Stanford University in California have built a series of “MicroTugs”, tiny robots capable of dragging objects substantially heavier than they are, the strongest of which can pull up to 2,000 times…

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Extremely Thin Coating Could Keep Buildings Cool During Summer

How do you keep buildings cool? Right now, there’s not much you can do apart from crank the air conditioning and close the blinds – but thanks to some researchers from Stanford University, we could see…

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SupraPed Humanoid Robot Uses Walking Sticks to Navigate Tough Terrain

Stanford University researchers revealed more information about its SupraPed humanoid robot, described as humanoid contact-supported locomotion that can be used for 3D unstructured environments. SupraPed is being worked on by Shu-Yun Chung and Oussama Khatib, and…