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Infinibotics Cosmo – robotic toy car meant for edutainment

By Damir Beciri
15 July 2013

cidse-infinibotics-cosmo-robot-toy-car-2A group of Arizona State University (ASU) engineering students recently got a boost for Infinibotics – a business startup focused on development of an edutainment toy able to engage with children. They developed Cosmo – a robotic toy car which serves as play buddy and a tool for teaching pre-school-age children basic math and spelling… »

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Non-invasive way to study spider silk properties

By Damir Beciri
31 January 2013

nephila-clavipes-spiderAs you can see from our news and articles about bionspiration coming from spiders, spider silk keeps on intriguing researchers to analyze it and develop new materials. Researchers at the Arizona State University (ASU) have used a non-invasive way to obtain a wide variety of elastic properties of the silk of several intact spider webs… »


Sensorbots to be used in deep ocean monitoring

By Damir Beciri
One Comment28 January 2012

sensorbot-dive-2-ropos-dive-deploymentArizona State University researchers are using their automation, sensors, biotechnology, and systems expertise to develop Sensorbots – spherical robots equipped with biogeochemical sensors that are affordable enough to be deployed by the hundreds. Sensorbots will be used to monitor the ocean in the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative named Regional Scale Nodes (RSN) project…. »

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PaperPhone and Snaplet provide glimpse into flexible gadgets future

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments8 May 2011

paperphone-1An advanced “thin-film” flexible paper computer has been developed in collaboration between the researchers of Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and Arizona State University, USA. Two variations of the flexible paper computer are going to be unveiled on May 10 at the Association of Computing Machinery’s CHI 2011 (Computer- Human Interaction) conference in Vancouver, Canada…. »


Researchers made DNA molecules that behave as spider robots

By Damir Beciri
19 May 2010

spider-nanobotA team of scientists from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have programmed an autonomous molecular “robot” made out of DNA to start, move, turn, and stop while following a DNA track. The molecular robot, nicknamed “spider”, shows the potential for the development of molecular-scale… »