Here’s Regular Sewing Thread Woven into Strong Artificial Muscles…

Regular Old Sewing Thread Can Be Woven Into Strong Artificial Muscles

Since there are a glut of audio-animatronic characters at any of Disney’s amusement parks, it’s logical that the company’s research division is working hard to find ways to make them more lifelike. Now, their researchers may have found an inexpensive solution to making artificial muscles by using conductive sewing thread that’s available at any fabric store. Continue reading “Here’s Regular Sewing Thread Woven into Strong Artificial Muscles…”

BEHOLD the Shape-Shifting Robots from Google & MIT!

Insert Google/Skynet joke here; I’m too tired to do it this time…

While the real-world and fictional robots we’re used to seeing are typically very rigid, it may not be ideal for some tasks.  We can create robotic machines that can contort and maneuver themselves to fit into smaller spaces while STILL remaining sturdy enough for strength-dependent tasks. By “we,” I’m talking about MIT and Google’s Boston Dynamics, as the parties have developed a composite material with the ability to switch change from hard and soft states whenever, wherever, INSTANTLY! Continue reading “BEHOLD the Shape-Shifting Robots from Google & MIT!”

Uh-Oh: Cyberdyne’s Robotic “HAL” Suit In Japanese Hospital Trials

Yes, you read that correctly. A tech company named CYBERDYNE has developed walking robotic technology called HAL. While I could just focus and panic based on why they would create something so awesome from two (TWO) evil sci-fi monikers, I’ll attempt to focus on the positive.  Cyberdyne’s HAL robot suit has found an even nobler occupation: helping patients rehabilitate from debilitating nerve and muscle illnesses.   Continue reading “Uh-Oh: Cyberdyne’s Robotic “HAL” Suit In Japanese Hospital Trials”