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Watch This Robot 3D Print a Building Out of Spray Foam

Watch This Robot 3D Print a Building Out of Spray Foam

This MIT robot can autonomously build a giant dome Photo: MIT Construction seems like an industry that, were I still living in Silicon Valley, I would be tempted to call “ripe for disruption.” Researchers at the MIT Media Lab agree, pointing out in a paper just published in Science Robotics that construction “relies on traditional(...)

5 Things You Missed: Data Storage Obsolescence, X-Rays Map Out Chips, and More

5 Things You Missed: Data Storage Obsolescence, X-Rays Map Out Chips, and More

Highlights for the week of 24 April 2017 1. The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence Photo: USC Shoah Foundation These days, the major studios and film archives largely rely on a magnetic tape storage technology known as LTO, or linear tape-open, to preserve motion pictures. The good news: Because an older generation of(...)

Video Friday: Friendly Cobot, Drone Swarms, and Robotic Recycling

Video Friday: Friendly Cobot, Drone Swarms, and Robotic Recycling

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Slightly Overdone Robots via Vimeo Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next two months; here’s what we have so far (send us your events!): AUVSI(...)

Thermal diode can control direction of heat flow

Analogous to a semiconductor diode, the high-temperature device may well form the basis of a future thermal computer. Electronic Products Technology Center Articles