There are times when people feel like owning robots which could help with the usual household chores. That could sound like a far-fetched idea but here is one robot developed by doctoral student Jeremy Maitin-Shepard and Assistant Professor Pieter Abbeel [Berkeley's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences] which can fold towels of different size and colors with great perfection.The robot has been built by the robotics company Willow Garage.
Whenever we hear the words ‘paperless office’ it does sound pretty unreal. To lessen the use of paper you might have come across different ideas. Well, here’s another you might like to look at. What you see is an unique printer which is aimed at reducing the paper clutter. Obviously, it doesn’t make sense, right? Actually this printer called the Prepeat Printer can remove the contents of an already printed sheet and reprint on it!
You aren’t seeing things. The table cover is indeed glowing. This is what happens when diodes get integrated into simple things as table cloths. This is actually a LED Table Cover that illuminates when plugged in, just like a lamp. With the magical touch of technology these fiber optics table cloths can shine and glitter, which even gets better with dimming of the surrounding light.
Forget that clunky remote control you have for your TV. Those ugly devices with a zillion buttons may soon become obsolete. Japanese technology giant Hitachi is currently working on a revolutionary brain interface that will allow users to control electronic devices like TVs, Blu-Ray players etc. without ever needing to press any buttons! The technology principally works by analyzing the change in blood flow in the brain which is then converted to electrical signals.
What would happen if plants could emote their needs and necessities; for example their needs of water, correct temperature, soil condition and other related factors? How about a pot with an LCD that expresses the status of the potted plant so that a glance at it lets us know whether the plant is okay or not? Designer Junyi Heo has designed such a Digital Pot that makes it easy for us to understand the requirements of plants.