Robotics

Robot vacuum cleaners can spy on private conversations

When your robot vacuum cleaner does its work around the house, beware that it could pick up private conversations along with the dust and dirt. Computer scientists from NUS have demonstrated that it is indeed possible to ...

Automotive

Dyson driving towards all-terrain electric car

James Dyson, famed for his vacuum cleaners, hinted Thursday that his electric car would be more energy efficient than rivals—and with "very large wheels" for city and rough-terrain driving.

Engineering

When wheelchair design can take many steps up

(Tech Xplore)—The biggest gift to someone who gets around is the gift of greater independence. Lifts for wheelchairs are available but not always in proximity. Some students got together and started thinking they might ...

Robotics

Actuated fluffy tail can relay robot states to humans

(Tech Xplore)—A dog tail was studied for its ability to communicate robot states? You read that correctly. No words missing. It is all about two active minds from the University of Manitoba.

Consumer & Gadgets

LG to show off robotic cleaner at CES in January

A robotic vacuum cleaner from LG is about to make its debut at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. The kinds of compliments LG would probably be happy to hear when they show it off: could cleaning get any easier? and oh nice, it doubles ...

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