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Humanoid Robot Diver Finds Lost Treasure, Will Explore Ocean

May 30, 2016

A humanoid diving robot has recovered treasure from the wreck of French King Louis XIV's flagship, untouched for nearly 400 years. The bot not only looks somewhat human-shaped, it's also got stereoscopic humanlike vision, artificial intelligence, and haptic force feedback.

MIT 3D Prints Working Liquid/Solid Robots In One Step

May 13, 2016

The first 3D-printed robots made of both solids and liquids are also built in a single step: no assembly required. These hydraulically actuated robots are made using a modified, commercially available 3D printer.

Is It a UAV? A Submersible Robot? It's Both!

May 4, 2016

A multi-talented new type of robot can be launched from underwater and fly into the air. It's lightweight, relatively low cost, and has a structure that's 3D printed from plastics, not metal.

Dev Kit Simplifies Force Sensor Applications

May 2, 2016

A new development kit expedites proof-of-concept for applications requiring an ultra-thin force or pressure sensor.

Rollon Releases Plug-and-Play Linear Robot

April 19, 2016

Rollon's Motion Box is a pre-configured Cartesian robot, ready for set-up out of the box.

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A Kinder, Gentler Kindle and a Better Way to Recycle

By Rob Spiegel | May 30, 2016

Every now and then Design News likes to revisit some of our favorite Gadget Freak projects. Robotic hands, manipulated Kindles, and smart recycling cans round out the latest crop.

10 Military Robots of the Future

By Elizabeth Montalbano | May 26, 2016

These futuristic military robots will help soldiers and other military personnel better perform their duties.

10 Breakthrough Futuristic Military Technologies to Watch

By Chris Wiltz | May 25, 2016

We're talking a look at 10 of the coolest technologies being developed by the US military today. In addition to saving lives on the battlefield, don't be surprised if you see some of these in your daily life some time in the near future.

Top Job Prospects for Engineers in 2016

By Rob Spiegel | May 25, 2016

Here's a look at the Bureau of Labor stats on engineering jobs over the coming decade.

Choosing the Best Incubator for your Startup

May 24, 2016

Being in an incubator can be analogous to shopping in a "big box retailer." You can find many things you need under one roof along with moral support to sustain and move your startup to a successful launch.

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