Monthly Archives: June 2012

NASA and GM became partners in the development of the Human Grasp Assistant device in 2007. The idea for the device, affectionately nicknamed Robo-Glove, was conceived while they working together on the Robonaut 2 (R2) project. R2 needed to be … Continue reading

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The Capsule Camper, created by designer David Tonkinson, is a mobile living space intended for urban environments. While standard types of campers, including RVs are ideal for long road trips, this compact, two-person camper is sure to appeal to those … Continue reading

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You need flour to make gravy, spices to flavor the rice and sugar because you’re whipping up a little something for dessert. What if you could make the right cupboard door open automatically with just a wave of your hand … Continue reading

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It sounds like something James Bond would do – park his car and then make it disappear. But you don’t have to be a spy to find the CarDok appealing. At first glance, this custom car elevator looks like a … Continue reading

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You’re lounging in the sun on the terrace. It’s getting a little warm, so you decide to go for a swim. You step to one side, push a button and slowly the pool reveals itself. The walls or house fronts … Continue reading

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These panels might look like a modern art installation, but they actually make up the Domino Clock produced by the Carbon Design Group. It takes something old school and gives it a facelift. In a busy world that constantly pings, … Continue reading

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The retractable roof over Wimbledon’s center court took five years to plan and was three years in the making. It is made of 5,200 sq. meters of waterproof fabric that is designed, when shut, to let natural light reach the … Continue reading

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While it might be too soon to be thinking about gifts for the December holiday season, you might want to start saving your pennies now for the Stock Car Racing Simulator. At $60,000, this racing game goes above and beyond … Continue reading

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Would you wrestle an electroactive polymers (EAP) actuated robotic arm? It could be fun! The first EAP Arm wrestling Contest in 2005 was held to encourage advances in EAP actuators that would eventually make them superior to the performance of … Continue reading

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Smart homes, then smart cars and now smart bullets? Yes! Inside the smart bullet, as part of its electronics and guidance systems, are mini linear actuators, proving once again that actuators of any size are very useful. The bullet is … Continue reading

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