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Odyssey IV – Hovering Underwater Robot

Odyssey IV – Hovering Underwater Robot

MIT researchers have designed an underwater robotic craft dubbed Odyssey IV. This new, small, and inexpensive vehicle is capable of hovering in place much like a helicopter. In addition, it can move in a speed of up to two meters ...

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Quickies: Intelligent Sticky Notes

Quickies: Intelligent Sticky Notes

In an attempt to bring one of the most famous inventions of the 20th century into the digital age, scientists of the “Ambient Intelligence Group” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed the “intelligent stickies”. These are essentially Post-its ...

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Do we Think they Think?

Do we Think they Think?

“The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim”, said Edsger Dijkstra, the famous Dutch computer scientist. I hope to convince you that this question is actually quite ...

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Robotic Fly Takes Off

Robotic Fly Takes Off

For the first time, a miniature man-made robotic fly has been demonstrated. Inspired by nature’s real flies, Prof. Wood and his team from the Harvard University succeeded in manufacturing a 60 milligram robot with a three-centimeter wingspan capable of sustained ...

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