Today we say goodbye to Justin the intern, who's name we just started remembering last week. We'll give him an exit interview on the show and find out what he really thinks about his boss. We're also talking about Netflix's comedy moves, kilobot attacks, and the obvious demographic of AOL subscribers.
We're talking about Netflix's comedy moves, kilobot attacks, and the obvious demographic of AOL subscribers.
An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.
Using gallium, a metal with a very low melting point, researchers have developed a self-powered, shape-shifting liquid metal motor.
MIT has built a "garden" consisting of over 100 robots that fold up like origami, glow in changing colours, crawl and swim.
Harvard University labs has launched a toolkit that will supply robotics enthusiasts and researchers with the tools they need to design, build and operate soft robots.
After three years of testing, Harvard University showed off a swarm of 1024 Kilobots that can self-assemble into various shapes this week. They're still small, but maybe someday, the technology can be used for mightier things (that hopefully don't involve destroying humanity).
On today's show, we're talking about the new augmented reality social app Traces, Harvard's self-assembling Kilobots, and a setup that lets you drive a real car like a third-person game.
Simple robots that identify and move toward each other could open the way to armies of machines that measure pollution, pollinate plants, or fly through our bodies.
Harvard University designs a system to manage hundreds of miniature, communicating Kilobots at once, letting researchers and hobbyists test ways that the minibots can move and work collectively.