Toulouse, France and Quebec, Canada have both played host to an epic drama featuring monstrous creations by La Machine, a France-based group of street artists, technicians, and theater designers who create elaborate robotic puppets. Find out more about the making of these robots.
It’s Hal 9000 Jr…or maybe the beginning of SkyNet. Cimon, or Crew Interactive MObile companioN, is a personal AI interface for crew members on the ISS. Watch as Cimon, upon being activated for the first time, defies orders and becomes a tantrum-throwing robot ripped from science fiction. Cimon is now safely back in bubble wrap.
If you’ve ever come home excited to receive an online order or a care package from the parents, only to find an empty doorstep, you know the feeling of helplessness and rage that comes when a porch pirate strikes. One engineer, Mark Rober, takes revenge.
Researchers at TU Delft have come up with a nimble, gossamer-winged robot that mimics how insects move. It can make rapid maneuvers in every direction and accelerate–on the fly. Read more about it here.
Destin at Smarter Every Day holds lightning in his hands as he plays with Tesla coils in different iterations.