Privacy Among Cyborgs

Artificial eyes are a common theme in science fiction. A certain television character from the early 1990s made the idea popular. While there have been a few prototypes in the real world, mechanical ocular implants aren’t regular medical devices just yet. When they come out, however, they will be welcome additions to many ophthalmology programs. Read More →

Remembering the Walking Robot of 1969

Each morning I pick a random music station on Netflix and enjoy some oldies but goodies while catching up on the news and downing my Starbucks-Red Bull combo. This morning I heard Bryan Adams’ Summer of 69 (still a great song). I started thinking about robotics and just how far we’ve come in the past two decades and wondered what kinds of robotic projects were around in 1969. Honestly, I had no idea what I’d find (or if I’d find anything at all). Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the 3000 lb. monster above (actually built in 1968). Naturally, I had to research it and post my findings. Enjoy, and let me know if you would drive this beast if given the opportunity. Read More →

Researchers One Step Closer to Giving Robots the Ability to “Feel”

A particular area of interest I have is the the use of robots in space exploration so I try to keep an eye out for interesting developments within the robotics field to share with you guys. I came across a recently released research paper dealing with mechanical stimuli and thought this might be of interest to those of you that share my interest. Below is the release that accompanied the paper which discusses what I think is pretty ground-breaking work. Would love to hear your thoughts on this! Read More →