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Warka Water: Collecting Water Out of Thin Air

Warka Water: Collecting Water Out of Thin Air

According to the 2015 report of UNICEF, 663 million people around the globe struggle to find reliable sources of water to drink. Thousands of people including a huge percentage of children die from illnesses related to poor water quality. During the period 2000 to 2006, a total of 2163 water-related disasters were reported according to […]

Turn your Web Searches into Trees and Help Reducing CO2 in the Atmosphere

Turn your Web Searches into Trees and Help Reducing CO2 in the Atmosphere

The Climate World Summit COP 21 is taking place in Paris. Governments from all countries are discussing policies to deal with the global warming. While we can expect a new agreement that will help making a step forward, it is likely to be insufficient to fully address the problem. There were already 20 previous summits, […]

Playmate Robot

Playmate Robot

Remember the cool robotic teddy bear from the AI movie, this is exactly the kind of robot that every child and so many grown ups would like to have. Many roboticists professional or hobbyists work to make this dream come true, and build a robotic playful friend. Here are some cool videos featuring robots and […]

Meet Elisa-3 the Magnetic Mini-Robot

One of the cutests robots showcased at Innorobo 2014 is Elisa-3 a two-wheeled mini-robot by GCtronic a spin-off of the Autonomous System Lab at the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne). This little brother of the e-puck robot also targets the education and research community. The cylindrical small case (5 cm of diameter and […]

NPR TED Radio Hour on Robotics

NPR TED Radio Hour on Robotics

There are many cool programs broadcasted by the National Public Radio (NPR). One among our favorites is the TED Radio Hour. Every episode discusses a specific topic and provides excerpts of related TED talks. This summer, NPR rebrodcasted an episode on robotics and ethics, a subject related to our post: Yes to Robotics! No to […]

Yes to Robotics! No to Killer Robots!

Yes to Robotics! No to Killer Robots!

Most TED talks if not all are thought provoking. The one given by moral philosopher Peter Singer on effective altruism (see Video 1) at TED 2013 Longbeach (CA) is no exception. This talk is actually a call for action. We don’t need to be billionaires to help others around the world. We can either offer […]

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