Robotic glove tech developed for space station adapted by GM for newer applications

A robotic glove that was originally designed for use on the International Space Station (ISS) has been licensed for use back home, where it could be put to work helping manufacturing workers. Developed in partnership between General Motors (GM) and NASA,

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Geek Speak: A Chat with the record holders, Surya & Shailesh

It’s been a good 6 days since the record was set and some of our record holders were finally back at Kidobotikz after an exciting week at school. The record event had made these otherwise geeky mid-schoolers into celebrities back at school.

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South Korea's nationwide IoT network completed six months early

The race to roll out a nationwide network for Internet of Things (IoT) devices may have come to a photo finish. When Dutch telecommunications company KPL announced last week that the Netherlands was the first country to switch on a nationwide IoT network,

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Record worthy Coverage for a World Record Event ! !

The success of any event is usually determined by the impact it has on the public memory both before and after it occurs. While most events are discussed casually in informal gatherings and are usually given credence only as a part of gossip. The discussi

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RemoveDebris to launch space cleanup demonstrator

According to the Surrey Space Centre, there are some 7,000 tonnes (7,716 tons) of space debris circling the Earth, consisting of dead satellites, booster rocket stages, paint chips, and shrapnel from collisions. Whizzing in orbit at tens of thousands of m

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Dutch robot claims victory in Amazon Picking Challenge

Last year, Amazon kicked off its inaugural Picking Challenge to encourage teams to create robots able to perform the task of an Amazon stock picker. This year the competition was expanded to include not only picking items from a shelf and placing them in

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Making history : A retrospective recollection. . . .

It’s been 3 days since the World Record was set and the excitement here at Kidobotikz has still barely come down. For it not often that you witness a world record, much less be a part of it yourself. It was an absolute stunner of an event. The event was a

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Kidobotikz- Where "Child's play" takes a newer dimension ! !

When people use the phrase “Child’s Play”, the term is more often than not used to describe something of insignificance, something that is quite repetitive and mundane. It has always been used to describe activities that children would do to just keep the

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Juno arrives at Jupiter after five-year voyage

Jupiter got a little less lonely today as NASA's Juno deep-space probe arrived after a five-year journey capped by a dramatic engine maneuver. The space agency's Deep Space Network has confirmed that the unmanned spacecraft successfully initiated a 35-min

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Ingestible origami robot

In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, st

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