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Category: Interactive

LEGO BOOST Makes Building Interactive Models Fun and Easy for Kids

LEGO BOOST Makes Building Interactive Models Fun and Easy for Kids
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved LEGO bricks. While the basic blocks are great for all ages, sets like Technic and the mechanised Mindstorms kits have a tendency to be a bit complex for kids – especially when it comes to programming Mindstorms.

Panasonic Companion Robot Likes to Talk and Play Movies, Should be Called “Egg-E”

Panasonic Companion Robot Likes to Talk and Play Movies, Should be Called “Egg-E”
Panasonic has shown off a new robot it simply calls “Companion.” It looks sort of like a cross between Mork from Ork’s spaceship and Wall-E. That is to say it is an egg-shaped bot with a 50 lumen WVGA 854 x 480 resolution projector inside its one big eye.

Kuri Personal Robot Looks Like a Weeble, Won’t Fall Down

Kuri Personal Robot Looks Like a Weeble, Won’t Fall Down
This robot named Kuri resembles a Weeble or an oversize salt and pepper shaker, but even if the design is not very imaginative, it’s a helpful home robot. The interactive ‘bot wants to be your new robot best friend, and can play, entertain, and do other useful things.

The Kissenger Robot Phone Sends Kisses to Far Away Loved Ones

The Kissenger Robot Phone Sends Kisses to Far Away Loved Ones
Are you away from someone that you love during the holidays? That can be tough, but now sending them a kiss is easier than ever. The Kissenger is a new smartphone peripheral that allows anyone to send a virtual kiss live via video chat.

This USPS Ornament Displays Package Tracking Info

This USPS Ornament Displays Package Tracking Info
During the holiday season, people check the status of their packages more than ever, hoping they will arrive fast and on time. That is why the US Postal Service is testing something new this year. It is called “The Most Wonderful Ornament.”

This Lexus Is Covered with 42,000 Programmable LEDs

This Lexus Is Covered with 42,000 Programmable LEDs
Check out this one-of-a-kind Lexus LIT IS. This unique version of the Lexus LS sports sedan is covered with 41,999 programmable LEDs. It can display animations, respond to hand gestures, even act as a giant visualizer for the music playing in the car.

Cozmo Robot Will Soon Recognize Your Pets

Cozmo Robot Will Soon Recognize Your Pets
If you own the adorable Cozmo robot, you will soon be able to have it interact with your pets. By that, I mean more than just the getting its tracks clogged with pet hair. An upgrade is scheduled to roll out during the week of December 5th that will add new functionality to this tiny robot, which includes reactions to dog and cats.

Nintendo to Tour a Real-world Zelda Escape Room Game

Nintendo to Tour a Real-world Zelda Escape Room Game
Nintendo is ready to make your Zelda gaming experience a reality with a Zelda-themed escape room that will go on tour in 2017. It was created in collaboration with escape-room designer SCRAP and is called Defenders of the Triforce.

The Coolest Projection Mapping Tech Yet

The Coolest Projection Mapping Tech Yet
Projection mapping can offer up some pretty cool visuals. The technique combines using specially designed projections which line up with the surfaces they’re being projected on. But up until now, most projection mapping has been done on either fixed or predictably moving rigid surfaces.

Square Off Automated Chess Board Moves Pieces from Across the Planet

Square Off Automated Chess Board Moves Pieces from Across the Planet
The next evolution of chess is here. Square Off is a smart, connected, and digital chess board set that moves pieces across the board automatically. Now this isn’t the first time there’s been a chess set with automated pieces, but this one can be controlled by a remote player.

Play-Doh App Turns Your Creations into Animated Characters

Play-Doh App Turns Your Creations into Animated Characters
Play-Doh is a fun toy for kids, but their creations really don’t last long. They get turned into something else or dry out and break. Well, now they can be preserved forever inside Hasbro’s new app that transforms your Play-Doh creations into animated characters.

WhammyPhone is a Bendable Music Playing Phone

WhammyPhone is a Bendable Music Playing Phone
Growing up I watched a lot of Looney Toons cartoons and I remember one where Bugs plays a wood saw to make some Hawaiian music. I imagine that the WhammyPhone is sort of the modern equivalent of that strange musical instrument.

Skryf Robot Prints Messages with Sand

Skryf Robot Prints Messages with Sand
Skryf is a unique robotic vehicle built by artist Gijs van Bon. As it moves slowly along the ground, it writes temporary messages using sand. The text will gradually fade away because it is exposed to weather and no one will ever know that it was there.

Deltu Robot Plays Games with Humans on an iPad

Deltu Robot Plays Games with Humans on an iPad
Deltu is is a project from designer Alexia Lechot at ECAL. It is an expressive delta robot that will interact with humans by playing games on an iPad, which is an interesting diversion from robots trying to kill us.

CityVR Lets You Stomp Around San Francisco like Godzilla

CityVR Lets You Stomp Around San Francisco like Godzilla
Have you ever dreamed of being a giant and walking through a city like a Kaiju? Sure, we all have. CityVR is here to make your dreams come true. Kind of. Not really. It is a virtual reality experience for the HTC Vive that lets you wander around a big city as a Godzilla-sized human.

Playing Real Life Space Invaders with Drones

Playing Real Life Space Invaders with Drones
If you have ever dreamed of battling Space Invaders in real life, here’s one unique way to do it. For GeekCon 2016, a team led by Tomer Daniel created a game of Space Invaders that can be played for real.

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