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Another example of how gaming is helping to move technology forward. Plus – Can I have for Christmas?

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Title: Flying Machine Arena

Category:  #physicalinteraction #kinect

Author: Armin Ambühl, ETH Zurich 

Year: 2011

Url: http://www.idsc.ethz.ch/Research_DAndrea/FMA

Description: They are looking for ways to make interaction with our vehicles natural and intuitive. They implemented a demo about dynamic interaction with a quadrotor vehicle using the Kinect in the Flying Machine Arena.

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Title: Flexible Robot Crawls in Tight Spaces

Category: #soft-bodiedrobots

Author: George M. Whitesides, Harvard team

Year: 2011

Url: http://articles.boston.com/2011-11-28/business/30451066_1_robotics-gumby-researchers

Description: Harvard scientists have built a new type of flexible robot that is limber enough to wiggle and worm through tight spaces. It’s the latest prototype in the growing field of soft-bodied robots. Researchers are increasingly drawing inspiration from nature to create machines that are more bendable and versatile than those made of metal.

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