Novel sensors could enable smarter Textiles

A team of engineers at the University of Delaware is developing next-generation smart textiles by creating flexible carbon nanotube composite coatings on a wide range of fibers, including cotton, nylon and wool. Fabric coated with this sensing technology could be used in future “smart garments” where the sensors are slipped into the soles of shoes … Continue reading “Novel sensors could enable smarter Textiles”

Robots have power to significantly influence children’s opinions

A study proved that Robots have power to significantly influence children’s opinions. The study, conducted at the University of Plymouth, compared how adults and children respond to an identical task when in the presence of both their peers and humanoid robots. It showed that while adults regularly have their opinions influenced by peers, they are … Continue reading “Robots have power to significantly influence children’s opinions”

Washable Smart Fabrics with LEDs

Researchers at MIT have now embedded high speed optoelectronic semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and diode photodetectors, within fibers that were then woven at Inman Mills, in South Carolina, into soft, washable fabrics and made into communication systems. This discovery, the researchers  say, could unleash a new “Moore’s Law” for fibers — in other … Continue reading “Washable Smart Fabrics with LEDs”

Wearable ‘microbrewery’ saves human body from radiation damage

Purdue University researchers have engineered yeast “microbreweries” within disposable badges made of freezer paper, aluminum and tape. Simply adding a drop of water activates the yeast to show radiation exposure as read by an electronic device. Radiology workers are regularly exposed to low doses of radiation when they obtain patient imagery, such as X-rays. While … Continue reading “Wearable ‘microbrewery’ saves human body from radiation damage”

The new Anki vector Robot is smart enough to just hangout

Anki is the company behind the famous Kid’s Robot “Cozmo”. It is now releasing an autonomous Home Robot named as Vector. Vector is the most advanced home robot ever made. He’s a curious little guy who is aware of his surroundings. He can see, hear, and feel, allowing him to react naturally to the world around him. … Continue reading “The new Anki vector Robot is smart enough to just hangout”