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The Huggable robot, from MIT's Personal Robotics Group, is usually covered with the fuzzy head and pelt sitting behind it. With more than 1,500 sensors throughout its body, the robot is capable of extensive interactions with people. It's being tested as a "telepresence" robot: a physically responsive telecommunication device that could, for instance, mirror movements of a person on the other end of the line. It's also being studied as a possible therapy tool for autistic children, some of who...
Harvard University engineers have come up with a production technique inspired by pop-up books and origami that allows tiny robots to be mass-produced in sheets. The Harvard Monolithic Bee (or Mobee), for example, turns from a flat shape into a 2.4-millimetre-tall robot in just one movement. The folding process takes less than a second.
Sphero. I pinned it before, but it's an awesome game #gadget and I want to push it. So what is it: it's an app-controlled robotic ball. Play races, obstacle parcours (even on water) in augmented reality mode with friends and more.