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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The countdown begins. . . .

It’s the eve before the big event and everyone can barely contain the excitement. The rooms are so fully that one can barely recognize any voice under the commotion. Festive atmosphere has descended upon all the parents and students who are taking part in

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Pneumatically powered motor enables robots that can take a beating

In recent years robots have gone soft – literally – bringing with them a number of advantages. They are safer for humans to work with, can grasp different types of objects and now, may soon be better equipped to handle rough terrain. Scientists have devel

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The Brains n Brawns behind a world record ! !

All week long, I have quite covered only about our participants who were getting their robots ready for the weekend’s event. But, what I had failed to cover was the round the clock work by a brigade of planners who are quite as enthused as the participant

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Geek Speak: Sai Sujan and Sanjay

“My name is Sai Sujan. I am studying in Modern Senior Secondary School . . .” says the Kid with rejoice as the camera rolls. He is here to record a clip as a part of promotions for the world record event. He gets it right after 4 takes and he is quite

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Google launches Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform for teaching kids to code

Google today announced Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform that allows developers, designers and educators to build physical programming experiences that can help kids (5+) learn to code.

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11th hour rush: Registration, Robots and Reassembly.

With the deadline for the registrations closing today, it was rather rush hour at Kidobotikz. The evening saw kids and parents make a beeline to the help desk to get their robots registered for Sunday’s world record event. The fact that it was a rainy eve

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Record frenzy at Kidobotikz

It’s the week of the most awaited event at Kidobotikz and the place is a beehive of activity. With less than 5 days to go for the world record event, the evenings have usually witnessed a mass influx of student coming here with their robots to get them re

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Fancy footwear enables amputees to take part in gamin

When Gyorgy (George) Levay lost both hands to a meningitis infection five years ago, many people might have assumed that his gaming days were over. That's far from being the case, however. Working with two other Johns Hopkins University grad students, he'

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Pebble Core Review: It isn't your average wearable

The Pebble Core is a first from the company as a non-wrist wearable, officially ushering forward Pebble's push into fitness. The little device was designed for people who don't want to be tethered to a phone but still want to be connected to the internet

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