Haptic Shoes for Astronauts & Earthlings

Haptic Shoes for Astronauts & Earthlings

Researchers from MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts are working on new space shoes with built-in sensors and tiny, haptic motors. The vibrations produced through the haptics can help guide the wearer around or over obstacles.This could really help astronauts on space missions, where falls can be serious: they not only use up valuable time...

Robots for Good

Robots for Good

A new project is integrating virtual reality and robotics in an endeavour that's designed to let hospitalised children see more of the world through the eyes of a robot. The Rob...

Robotic Toys: Cute or Creepy?

Robotic Toys: Cute or Creepy?

Robotics companies are already planning robot toys for kids, but many people are already feeling edgy about the idea of robots coming into our lives. Would you be happy leaving your child alone with o...

Towards a Much Smarter Siri

Towards a Much Smarter Siri

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is developing intelligent planning software that could help you plan what to do and when to do it. This kind of artificial intelligence co...