Robotics

MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga

In the basement of MIT's Building 3, a robot is carefully contemplating its next move. It gently pokes at a tower of blocks, looking for the best block to extract without toppling the tower, in a solitary, slow-moving, yet ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Amazon has bold and bright ideas for delivery rest stops for drones

(Tech Xplore)—Turn vertical city structures such as church spires and street lights into drone recharging points? WIRED.co.uk and a number of other sites are reporting that this is an idea from Amazon. The concept is all ...

Energy & Green Tech

Energy tower for producing electricity set for Arizona

Solar Wind Energy Tower (SWET) with a focus on "solar wind downdraft tower" structures for producing electricity last month announced it got the green light from San Luis, Arizona, to develop such a tower in the city, which ...