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Tag: Future Tech

Scientists Create Self-Healing Skin For Robots Using Human Cells

Scientists Create Self-Healing Skin For Robots Using Human Cells
Researchers at The University of Tokyo have covered a robotic finger with skin created from actual human skin cells. It’s also capable of repairing itself when a collagen sheet is applied. And repair itself, it’s going to need to because I’m taking that Terminator finger down!

Tiny Robotic Crab Is So Small It Can Stand on the Edge of a Penny

Tiny Robotic Crab Is So Small It Can Stand on the Edge of a Penny
Developed by researchers at Northwestern University, this tiny robotic crab is so small it can stand on the edge of a penny. Not the side of a penny, the EDGE. Now that’s small. So small there could be a whole army of them in your bed right now, and you wouldn’t even know it.

The Proto “M”: A Compact Holographic Display and Media Device

The Proto “M”: A Compact Holographic Display and Media Device
If Back To The Future II taught us anything, it’s that the future will be filled with holograms. Of course, Back To The Future II was supposed to take place in 2015, and we haven’t realized even a small fraction of the technology it promised, but enough about my resentfulness; this is about the Proto Hologram “M,” a compact holographic display and media device made for home use.

Qudi LED Emotion Face Masks: Wearing Your Heart on Your Face

Qudi LED Emotion Face Masks: Wearing Your Heart on Your Face
Have trouble expressing your emotions? I’m with you; my couples counselor says it’s something I really need to work on. And here to help is the Qudi Mask, a full face mask consisting of translucent ski-style goggles with LED eye rings and a bottom portion with 199 smart LED lights for better expressing yourself.

Finally, Researchers Teach Goldfish How to Drive a Car and Avoid Obstacles

Finally, Researchers Teach Goldfish How to Drive a Car and Avoid Obstacles
In long-awaited news, Israeli researchers at Ben-Gurion University have successfully taught goldfish how to steer a vehicle in order to reach a target and receive a treat, using a specially designed FOV (fish-operated vehicle). The future, ladies, and gentlemen – we’re finally here.

Scientists Develop Butt Scanner Because Fingerprints Aren’t Enough

Scientists Develop Butt Scanner Because Fingerprints Aren’t Enough
Our butts: just like our fingerprints, they’re all unique. And now scientists at Stanford University have developed a prototype ‘smart toilet’ (links to their scientific paper) that can identify an individual based on their unique, um, analprint.

Kinect Hacked to Control Pr2 Robot by Willow Garage

Kinect Hacked to Control Pr2 Robot by Willow Garage
Hacks of the Microsoft Kinect are just flooding in now that the device is in the hands of geeks everywhere. I bet Microsoft never thought people would be using the Kinect for anything other than gaming as it was intended.

Slurp Tangible Interface: Real Tech or Rickroll?

Slurp Tangible Interface: Real Tech or Rickroll?
I like high tech stuff that is easy to use and looks sort of like magic. Such is the case with the new Slurp device that turned up today. It’s a squeezy dropper that has some tech gear grafted onto it.

Stamp.Y Stamps Your Photos on Stuff Because Rubber Stamps Are Cool… Right?

Stamp.Y Stamps Your Photos on Stuff Because Rubber Stamps Are Cool… Right?
I was taking some pictures just the other day and thought to myself it would really rock if I could just stamp these photos all over stuff. I always thought the Polaroid instant camera my grandma had should really just give you a monotone red, smudgy, ink stamp.

Toshiba Mobile Display Shows Off No Glasses Required 3d Screen

Toshiba Mobile Display Shows Off No Glasses Required 3d Screen
I like 3D movies, but I really don’t like the glasses you have to wear. The glasses make you look like some weird guy from the 70’s. Sure there are cooler looking 3D glasses, but those cost more and the theater isn’t going to spring for them.

One Giant Leap for Robotkind: Robot Successfully Opens Doors, Plugs Own Power Cord

One Giant Leap for Robotkind: Robot Successfully Opens Doors, Plugs Own Power Cord
Yes, whereas Neil Armstrong had to walk on the moon to get to say his famous quote, this robot only had to open doors and plug power cords and voila – Robot Armstrong. How unfair is that.

Smartfish Trumotion Wireless Mouse Fights Wrist Strain Bobblehead Style

Smartfish Trumotion Wireless Mouse Fights Wrist Strain Bobblehead Style
Newly formed company Smartfish Technologies teamed up with the New York-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to come up with a wireless mouse designed to prevent and alleviate wrist strain. The result? A bobblehead mouse. Well, not exactly but the TRU:MOTION mouse’s “thing” is that it pivots and conforms to the direction and angle of your hand’s movements, so that your wrist is never in a fixed position.

Kawasaki 1400 GTR Motorcycle to be Equipped With Nightvision, Helmet-Mounted HUD. No Weapons Though

Kawasaki 1400 GTR Motorcycle to be Equipped With Nightvision, Helmet-Mounted HUD. No Weapons Though
Kawasaki’s upcoming 1400 GTR may just be the world’s most technologically advanced bike on the planet, surpassing even the Blue Hawk and the Battle Hopper. Kidding. Expected to be unveiled this coming autumn, the 1400 GTR will be equipped with 2 infrared cameras on its rearview mirrors, giving the rider night vision, which can be displayed either via an onboard LCD or via a heads-up display that will be integrated into a helmet.

Tiny Innodisk 128 Gb Nano Ssd Flaunted and Tortured at Computex

Tiny Innodisk 128 Gb Nano Ssd Flaunted and Tortured at Computex
The word “nano” got thrown around yet again as InnoDisk gave the world a glimpse of the future at the recently concluded Computex exhibit. This time it’s a solid state drive we’re talking about. So is it worthy of being called a nano SSD?

Aiptek Pico Projectors for Iphones and Notebooks: the World is Your Widescreen

Aiptek Pico Projectors for Iphones and Notebooks: the World is Your Widescreen
The recently concluded Computex exhibition was a chance for Aiptek to show off two of their future pico projector models, the T20 and T30. The T20 is designed for notebooks. It’s able to keep its size in check because it draws its power via USB, eliminating the need for a battery.

Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface

Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface
There must be a lot of Google employees who like to use their phones while they’re driving. The company is currently working on an “eyes-free” interface for their Android software that utilizes tactile and aural feedback together with a new way of navigating phone menus that will allow users to operate their phones using just one hand, and without even having to look at their phone’s screen.