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Will Your Robot Doppelganger Substitute Teach for You?

August 15th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

Can an iPad based robot teacher be the ultimate use of technology in the classroom?


Hybrid Wood Router Turns the Tables on CNC

August 9th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

New Hybrid wood router combines the accuracy of CNC with the cost and flexibility of a manual machine.


Making Improvements to Health Care May Mean Hacking It

July 31st, 2012 by | Leave a comment

Hacking the health care system by specialists in STEM fields might result in improvements to all of our lives.


Robots and Humans Will Work Together in Manufacturing

June 13th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

Today’s factories with automated machinery separate robots from humans for a variety of reasons. Other than human maintenance workers and programmers, interaction with the robots on a factory floor with their human coworkers is discouraged for safety concerns and divergent environmental requirements. While robot workers can perform many tasks more efficiently than their human counterparts, […]


Coming Soon. Lawyers for (and Against) Robots.

May 31st, 2012 by | Leave a comment

Lawyers discussing robots means they are on their way to do your bidding. STEM educators take note, jobs will be there for those ready to get on board.


Smart Pebbles Make Replica Models at MIT

May 21st, 2012 by | Leave a comment

This is an amazing first step toward using a network of tiny self assembling robot ‘pebbles’ to detect the shape of an object buried within them. The robots then determine the shape of the object and link themselves together into a replica of the object. It doesn’t take too much imagination to see a time […]


Harnessing the Sun for a Wood Burning CNC

May 17th, 2012 by | Leave a comment

Using the power of the sun to burn images into wood under CNC control is a great culminating project for advanced STEM students.