Scientists developing controllable contact lens that zooms in

They're made from stretchy, electroactive polymer films.

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  • The contact lens is made mainly from stretchy, electroactive polymer films.
  • It's able to recognize subtle electrooculographic signals that we generate in the tissues near the eye.
  • Samsung also recently filed a patent to develop what appear to be smart contact lenses.
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Sex robot brothel in Texas sparks controversy and ethical questions

Some say the proliferation of sex robots could lead to less demand for prostitution, but not all agree.

Will the proliferation of sex robots be a net good or bad for society? (Photo: Shutterstock)
  • A Toronto-based sex robot brothel plans to open another location in Houston.
  • Some critics argue that the proliferation of sex robots would lead to increases in prostitution and sex trafficking.
  • Others say that such technology could help some people find a degree of much-needed companionship.
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Skiing robots get their own Winter Olympics on South Korean mountain

Miles away from the site of the site of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea, eight teams raced skiing robots down a mountain for a chance to win $10,000.

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A Ukrainian robot can print this $64,000 house in just 8 hours

It takes an average of 7.5 months to build a single-family home. A Ukrainian startup has cut that timeframe down to just 8 hours.

Image: PassivDom

It takes an average of 7.5 months to build a new home. Even the smallest of domiciles — cabins, micro homes — usually take months to construct. But the Ukrainian startup PassivDom has cut that time down to as few as 8 hours by using a 3D-printing robot to print autonomous, mobile homes for $64,000 each.

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An Intelligence That Can See Its Own Future Created by Scientists

UC Berkeley researchers create a robot that learns by playing and can predict the future of its actions.

Credit: UC Berkeley

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