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JediBot uses Kinect to control lightsaber

Stanford students create a lightsaber-swinging robotic arm for a course in experimental robotics. A Microsoft Kinect tracks the opponent's lightsaber to help bring the Star Wars experience to life.

By July 18, 2011


Tokyo trains get Star Wars lightsaber handrails

Subway trains in Japan get life-size lightsaber handrails to promote the release of the "Star Wars" saga on Blu-ray. You can't battle with them, but they do light up at the push of a button.

By September 26, 2011


Crave 51: Why robots shouldn't sing (podcast)

This week, robot lightsaber duels, emotion-sensing animatronic cat ears, and a robotic mouth that will haunt your nightmares.

By July 19, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1512: Anonymous starts their own social network! (Podcast)

The World Cup finals now holds the record for tweets per second. GOAAAAAL! If you're tired of waiting to get into Google+ the hacker group Anonymous is building their own. Wednesday could be a happy day for Apple fanboys, but who cares about Wednesday? Rebecca Black is dropping her new single "My Moment" on Monday! Yup, it's one of those Monday's.

By July 18, 2011