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Monday: November 30, 2009

This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.This year's hottest toy is robotic hamsters according to CNNMoney.

Move aside Tickle Me Elmo - this year robotic hamsters are all the rage.  The price might be a factor in this as well as these little robots will only set you back about eight or ten bucks. They also leave less of a mess than a real-life hamster, which is nice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 6:50 AM | Tags (8) | toys | items | musthave | holiday | season | cnnmoney | hamsters | robotic |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.Nissan finds that emulating fish helps robotic cars avoid crashes.

The automaker studied how large schools of fish can move without colliding. It says Eporo imitates three rules of fish movement: avoiding crashes, traveling side by side, and keeping close to other members of the school.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | nissan | crashes | robots | robotics | fish | study | cars | autos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Next generation of robo-flyers are actually robo-bats.Next generation of robo-flyers are actually robo-bats.

'Go fly a kite' still sounds cooler than 'go fly a bat'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 1:29 PM | Tags (4) | bats | flyer | flying | robotics |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Robot soccer, anyone?Robot soccer, anyone?

Blurnsball may not be all that far off. Yes, that was a Futurama reference.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 11:37 AM | Tags (4) | competition | robotics | robots | soccer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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