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Gurubhakts: Gesture-Controlled Leader-Follower Robots

Gurubhakts: Gesture-Controlled Leader-Follower Robots
Not to be confused with Guru Bhakti, the GuruBhakts are special robots designed to operate in a “follow-the-leader” mode. The ultimate plan for these ‘bots is to allow a remote driver to steer a single robot into a hazardous environment, and the other robots would follow in turn from that single set of actions. The compact wheeled robots were developed by engineers Saurabh Palan, Jitender Bishnoi and Rahul Khosla under the guidance of Professor Rahul Mangharam at the University of Pennsylvania for an embedded systems course.

Marvell Plug Computer 3.0: the Latest in Plug-and-Play Computing

Marvell Plug Computer 3.0: the Latest in Plug-and-Play Computing
We always heard ridiculous things about the future. In fact, I’m sure that I’ve heard that in the future, computers will be as small as a power plug. Well that’s actually partly true. Marvell has been producing plug-sized computers for a while.
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Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug

Marvell Sheevaplug: Tiny Computer Fits in a Wall Plug
This weensy little computer is so small that you might accidentally misplace it if you’re not careful. The oddly-named Marvell Sheevaplug (I think I went to college with him) is about the size of your average gadget’s power adapter, but it actually contains a complete computer (sans video output).
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