Sep 282013
Rice Engineering Students Build Robotic Arm For Disabled Teen

Dee Faught was born with the genetic disease Osteogenesis imperfecta, causing his bones to be extremely brittle. His bones are so weak, he can’t even lift lightweight objects. 

A very special engineering team of students at Rice University went above and beyond the call of duty to bring Dee and his parents hope by building a special robotic arm to give Dee more independence and spirit. 

The web loves this uplifting story, and as a result it has gone viral, amassing over 415,000 views in less than a week. The video is further featured on HuffPost, Neatorama, and KHOU


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Sep 182013
Super Mario Bros Music Played By Robot Piano And Drums

This nerdy music video by Robo Band was posted online in August, but is trending now more than ever!

The crew created a system in which the music for the classic Super Mario Bros. video game on Nintendo is played by a robo-piano and drum set. 

All the audio is interpreted by the computer and sent to be played on the piano and drums in real time. Even the sound effects.


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Aug 052013

Who didn’t fall instantly fall in love with the adorable robot Wall-E when watching the popular Pixar film? The nerds at Tested sure did. So in honor of YouTube Geek Week the crew assembled a fully working remote control Walle-E robot, and explained all the ins and outs of the replica in this video


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Jul 252013

Human parkour is soo 2005.

Thankfully, the University of Pennsylvani has been hard at work to create a true ‘parkour robot,’ called RHex.

Of course, the ‘bot was not made just to be featured in a viral video, but that didn’t stop the school from ‘teaching’ the new hi-tech dog-like robot tricks reminiscent of the extreme sport to impress the camera. 

In this new video, RHex performs a slew of impressive jumps, flips, and other impressive maneuvers and is quickly going viral. 


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