MIT has built a "garden" consisting of over 100 robots that fold up like origami, glow in changing colours, crawl and swim.
A Japanese producer is showing off his advanced face tracking and projection technology, and it's crazier than we could have ever imagined. Can you think of all the different ways society would use this kind of technology if it became mainstream?
On today's show, we're checking out a wild new advance in face tracking/projection tech, Nike's new all-LED basketball court for Kobe Bryant, and JPL's origami-inspired solar panels.
NASA has joined forces with an origami expert to meld art and technology in the creation of foldable solar structures that could one day go into space.
When it is connected to a power source, this flat robot folds itself into a 3D shape and starts walking.
We love the idea behind these auto-tweeting potholes: cars hit the potholes, a sensor sitting inside the crater sends out a tweet describing the impact and local public works departments get asked for a fix. Clever and functional!
Researchers are using the geometry of paper folding to come up with futuristic antennas that can retract and compress.
Khail and Ashley wonder what other civic woes can be solved by self-tweeting objects, investigate a new kind of VR camera and watch an origami robot self-assemble, walk, climb, dig and dissolve. #TDPothole
The Foldscope is a microscope that can be folded from a schematic printed on a piece of A4 paper and with a couple of additional components, it costs as little as 50 cents.
UC Berkeley researchers take their pet insect robot from the lab to a crowdfunding-fueled public debut as a DIY robotics kit.