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Is Roomba’s throne at risk? Neato XV-11 maps obstacles

By Damir Beciri
26 December 2009

neato-xv-11-1In our last article we started a mini-series named “Is Roomba’s throne at risk?” where we wrote about AGAiT Technology E-Cleaner EC01. Neato Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup, is pioneering new products to free people from household chores, introduced a new home robot vacuum cleaner that raises the bar for automated floor cleaning. The Neato… »


Oxford scientists researching transparent aluminium

By Damir Beciri
28 July 2009

transparent-aluminiumOxford scientists have created a transparent form of aluminium by bombarding the metal with the world’s most powerful soft X-ray laser. ‘Transparent aluminium’ previously only existed in science fiction, featuring in the movie Star Trek IV, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion…. »

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Change any surface into a touch screen – LBO’s laser projection

By Damir Beciri
21 July 2009

holographic-laser-projection-technologyIn our previous articles we already wrote about tangible interfaces that detect touch and we also wrote about pico projectors. This article is a combination of those two integrated into one. Light Blue Optics (LBO), developer and supplier of laser-based pico projection systems, announced closing of a US$15 million Series ‘A’ extension. The money will… »

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AccuVein AV300 makes IV possible even in the dark

By Damir Beciri
43 Comments26 May 2009

av300.jpgAccuVein applies advanced technologies to important healthcare challenges. AccuVein AV300 is the world’s first hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device that helps healthcare professionals locate hard-to-find veins. IV starts and blood draws (venipuncture) can be a source of patient anxiety and discomfort, and accessing veins in difficult patients can take up to 10 minutes and require… »


Robot El-E assists to people with motor impairments

By Damir Beciri
9 May 2009

el-e-robot-butler.jpgMost of us take our interaction with the world around us for granted. Manipulating objects play an especially important role in people’s lives. El-E is an assistive robot that is explicitly designed to take advantage of this common structure in order to retrieve unmodeled, everyday objects for people with motor impairments. Georgia Tech’s Healthcare Robotics… »

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Stenzel HeXoR II – a teaching aid for schools and research institutions

By Damir Beciri
28 April 2009

01.jpgThe Stenzel Ltd. from Poland is a unique commercial-scientific venture in the Central Europe area. They are developing HeXoR, a mobile didactic robot which has been designed as a teaching aid for schools and research institutions. It can be lots of fun if you are an enthusiast, who is keen on robotics, informatics and electronics… »


World’s First Flying Microrobot

By Damir Beciri
16 April 2009

flyingmikrobot.jpgA flying micro-robot has been developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. A research team, led by Professor Mir Behrad Khamesee, manipulates magnetic fields to levitate and move around three axes a robot weighing about three-hundredths of an ounce. The micro-robot discovery provides researchers with more control over the micro scale environment,… »