Researchers control microscopic magnets individually by manipulating magnetic and electric fields. The magnets could one day be used to assemble microscopic structures or deliver drugs to a cell.
Jack Vice, president and CTO of AnthroTronix, uses the AcceleGlove to control a robotic arm.
A system lets users manage a team of robots through cloud computing.
Graduate student Dennis Miaw demonstrates Second Skin. The system tracks his arm’s motion and vibrates to indicate how he should move to correct his position.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon discuss a touch screen that also has morphing buttons.
Tiny reservoirs containing ink sit inside each polymer pixel in a new type of electronic-paper display developed at the University of Cincinnati. A voltage applied across the material quickly draws the ink out and spreads it over the entire pixel area.
Keeping tabs on your vitals with Microsoft HealthVault.
Robotic devices presented at the RoboBusiness 2009 Conference in Boston.
Daron Acemoglu, a professor of applied economics at MIT, discusses whether the federal stimulus bill, which includes tens of billions for energy and information technology, can save the economy.