Could this be the ‘killer app’ for 3D printers that finally makes them a must-have device for every home? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute have found a way to use 3D printers to create realistic-looking hair, bristles, and other fibers.
For a project at Carnegie Mellon University, high schooler Ashwin Iyengar programmed a Chiara robot to play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" using its spindly appendages. While the Chiara may not be the most sophisticated ivory pounder, it's nifty to see the myriad computational processes necessary to get this robot to bang…
We've sung the mildly disturbing praises of Carnegie Mellon's robot snakes before, but you have to check out this clip of their robosnake navigating a trap. This is how Cobra Commander is watching you sleep.
It may be just circuits and metal, but this robotic snake from Carnegie Mellon University's Biorobotics Lab will give you flashbacks to the hydrobots from Terminator Salvation. Behold the robot that could someday be used for surgeries and search-and-rescue.