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Neutralizing explosives, it turns out, is a delicate and complicated procedure -- but a company called Mirror Training hopes to make it simpler. "Our company has built an interface that literally uses your own hand and arm to move a robotic arm," announced CEO Liz Alessi. "I like to call it 'wear...

May 17th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Ouya will receive an update sometime in the next few weeks that will improve the system's user interface, Engadget reported. Upon installing the update, the Android-based micro-console's UI will more prominently feature cover art for games in sections like the "Discover" page. Additionally, double...

November 13th 2013 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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This is SRI International's Taurus. Brought to you by the minds behind the DaVinci robo-surgeon, the diminutive (14 x 5-inch) bad boy is used to detect and defuse IEDs. Piggy-backing on existing devices such as Talon or PackBot, the device delivers hi-def 3D images and haptic feedback (via gloves)...

April 18th 2011 at 4:41pm 0 Comments
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While we've seen quite a few toys pulling stunts that they should definitely be ashamed of, the latest edition ups the ante by doing its dirty deed in a Roman Catholic cathedral. Following the "if it blinks, obliterate it" mentality so well exemplified at various Boston transit arteries, a team of S...

February 23rd 2007 at 10:53am 0 Comments
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Brace yourself, but life ain't all fun and games for members of the bomb squad. We know, you're shocked, but in addition to having one of the most dangerous jobs around (like, did you see Blown Away?), these poor sods have to do it cruising around in a 30 kilo (66 pound) suit. Enter the Segway: appa...

January 23rd 2007 at 12:03pm 0 Comments
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Possibly fearing an invasion by the South Korean gun-toting sentry army, the city of Chicago has just purchased a trio of $135,000 bomb-diffusing robots (paid for by your Department of Homeland Security!), dubbed Frank in honor of the local flesh-and-blood bomb squad commander. Frank (the bot, not...

November 17th 2006 at 9:14pm 0 Comments