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The first autonomous, entirely soft robot

A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3D-printed robot — nicknamed

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3-D-printed robots with shock-absorbing skins

Anyone who’s watched drone videos or an episode of “BattleBots” knows that robots can break — and often it’s because they don’t have the proper padding to protect themselves. But

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KOBO AURA ONE E-READER REVIEW

THE GOOD Excellent ambient-light sensors Waterproof design Larger display than Kindles Grippy back THE BAD Not the best book selection Laggy keyboard VERDICT The Kobo Aura One is a waterproof,

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SONY LSPX-S1 GLASS SOUND SPEAKER REVIEW

THE GOOD: The Sony Glass Sound Speaker has a very cool, transparent design and is equipped with an integrated LED light that’s dimmable from your phone. It delivers clean, crisp

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Oculus says Rift orders now ship in 2 – 4 days, all pre-orders have gone out

Oculus says it has resolved its shipping delays to the point where new orders now ship in two to four business days, which is a considerable improvement to where things

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Pokémon Go privacy concerns raised after app gives itself permission to read players’ Gmail messages

Pokémon Go has probably given itself permission to read your emails. The app is automatically granting itself permission to people’s Gmail and Google Drive accounts, according to security researchers. Signing up

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Gentle strength for robots

In interacting with humans, robots must first and foremost be safe. If a household robot, for example, encounters a human, it should not continue its movements regardless, but rather give

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Shape-shifting modular interactive device unveiled

A prototype for an interactive mobile device, called Cubimorph, which can change shape on-demand will be presented this week at one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers, ICRA

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Soft-bodied robots: Actuators inspired by muscle

To make robots more cooperative and have them perform tasks in close proximity to humans, they must be softer and safer. A new actuator developed by a team led by

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Android TV lands in more TVs, adds HDR support, snags lots of new apps

Android TV didn’t get much stage time at Google’s I/O 2016 keynote Wednesday, but according to the official Android blog, Google’s TV OS and streaming TV platform is expanding its reach into