Robotics researchers at MIT show off the capabilities of small cube-shaped robots with no external moving parts.
The Distributed Flight Array is a Swiss-built group of single-propeller robots that can autonomously dock with each other and hover above the ground. Is it the precursor to a flying robot swarm?
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.
When it is connected to a power source, this flat robot folds itself into a 3D shape and starts walking.
This week, we sit in a chair that expands when things get hot and take a ride in a solar-powered scooter -- wearing a Predator Helmet, of course.
Often, the best stuff is really just a fresh spin on an old idea. This episode of Crave has plenty of them.
This week was a fun one, no matter what kind of geek you are.
Nanotechnology used to conjure up sci-fi fantasies about minuscule robots circulating inside humans. But the science behind building things on an infinitesimal scale isn't fiction anymore.