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Meet ASIMO: Honda’s Humanlike Robot

Some of you have probably already seen videos and know about ASIMO, but what most people don’t know is that since his first appearance ASIMO has received some SERIOUS upgrades. Standing at 4 feet tall, and weighing just under 120lbs, ASIMO is surprisingly human. With his upgraded hands featuring 5 fully functioning fingers, he now has the ability to pick up a can of juice unscrew the lid, and pour it into a glass while picking up a single sheet of paper with his incredibly precise movement. We could write books on everything that goes into what ASIMO is capable of and what it takes to make him do so, but we know you just want to check out the video. Check out more about ASIMO HERE.

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ONE DAY ONLY: Google Glass Available to Public – April 15th

No, you didn’t read it wrong. For one day only, Google will be making Google Glass available to the general public. If you’re not familiar with Google Glass, you will be soon. Glass is Google’s wearable active computer accessory based around world exploration with a mounted visual display that sits just above the user’s eye. The point of Glass is to allow the user to be able to engage with the device in a smartphone like format, but completely hands free. Instead of using their hands to interact with the device, users will now be interacting via voice commands and head movement. A simple head tilt of around 30° will be your unique movement signature to activate the display allowing for the consumer to have full access to all of the apps and features that they have linked with their phone and the Glass device.  We could spend all day going over the endless possibilities of Glass, but we figure you’d probably rather watch a cool video on it so we found one for you just down below. After watching the video a lot of you might find yourself interested in the April 15th LIMITED TIME release date and how much this sweet device is going to run you. Well for a cool $1500, you can be walking the streets like a true android in no time. Click HERE to go sign up for Glass today!

Meet Festo, The Robotic Kangaroo.

Well the first Robotic Kangaroo is here! Festo the BionicKangaroo is the company’s attempt at building a robot to mimic animal motion. Like most animals, the motion of the Kangaroo is very complex, not only do you need an incredible amount of force to be used to lift off the ground, but the center of gravity needs to be balanced to shift back and forth controlling the landing and to prepare the next jump. BioRoo isn’t exactly able to reach the speeds of a real kangaroo which exceeds 40mph, but it sure is awesome. Check out Festo’s website HERE.