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Video Friday: Attack of the Hexapod Robots

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

This Startup Spots Stress in Real-Time to Help Prevent Depression and Other Conditions

Philia Labs’ wearable measures physiological indicators to help manage stress

When X-Rays Were All the Rage, a Trip to the Shoe Store Was Dangerously Illuminating

The shoe-fitting fluoroscope was unnecessary and hazardous, but kids loved it

Metal Spheres Swarm Together to Create Freeform Modular Robots

FreeBOTs use magnets and internal motors to roll around or stick together

Are Electronic Media Any Good at Getting Out the Vote?

An expert on maximizing voter participation says other methods are better and more cost-effective

Programmable Filament Gives Even Simple 3D Printers Multi-Material Capabilities

With a little bit of extra work but no additional hardware, your cheap 3D printer can make complex objects out of different kinds of filament

Squabbling Over the Waters of the River Nile

Ethiopia has dammed a tributary, crimping the flow into Egypt, which for the first time in millennia is running out of water

The 11 Greatest Vacuum Tubes You’ve Never Heard Of

These vacuum devices stood guard during the Cold War, advanced particle physics, treated cancer patients, and made the Beatles sound good


Video Friday: This Robot Refuses to Fall Down Even if You Hit, Shove It

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

Japanese Researchers Teaching Robots to Repair Themselves

Whether for maintenance or augmentation, robots that can use tools on themselves are more independent and capable

AI and the Future of Work: The Prospects for Tomorrow’s Jobs

MIT conference considers companies that have implemented job-friendly AI

Skydio 2 Review: This Is the Drone You Want to Fly

Flying this $999 obstacle-dodging drone is a magical experience

For Centuries, People Dreamed of a Machine That Could Produce Language. Then OpenAI Made One

OpenAI’s GPT-2 program churns out natural language that’s remarkably coherent—and that’s a problem

Robot Gift Guide 2019

Over a dozen robots that we promise will make fantastic holiday gifts

How Boston Dynamics Is Redefining Robot Agility

An exclusive look at the world’s most dynamic robots

Help Rescuers Find Missing Persons With Drones and Computer Vision

A new contest aims to help first responders leverage computer vision algorithms and drone imagery during a search

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