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Favorite Movie Robot

Robots have been in movies since the very early days with the robot Maria appearing in the movie Metropolis in 1927. Since then many more robots have appeared in movies.  Sometimes the robots are evil like the Terminator or sometimes … Continue reading

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DrawBot is a wall robot created by teacher Edwin Dertien and his student Janwillem te Voortwis. The robot moves up and down on bicycle chain pulleys.  When in the exact correct spot, it uses one of eight spray cans to … Continue reading

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Sewbo is a robot sewing machine hybrid that can sew shirts all by itself. The shirt is stiffened with something that is water soluble so the robot can more easily sew it together and then the stiffener is removed at … Continue reading

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Magnetic Structures

Engineers from MIT have created 3d printed structures that can be controlled with magnets.  They have created a new kind of 3D printing material that ends up soft to the touch but embedded with magnetic particles. The desired shape is … Continue reading

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Scribit, Your Wall Drawing Robot

Scribit is a wall drawing robot that uses erasable markers. You can draw images and text on any vertical surface but Scribit works best on plaster, whiteboard or glass. Currently on Kickstarter with a price of $269. they have already … Continue reading

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