Inside Autodesk's 3D printer plans

When Autodesk debuted its first 3D printer earlier this year and released the blueprints for free, the move was seen as little more than a sophisticated attempt at raising awareness about the likewise open-source modelling software it introduced for makers in conjunction. But in retrospect, the launch marked the first act in a far more…

This two-armed lab bot may one day do your blood work

The next arena where robots could soon start replacing humans is the laboratory, and the newest creation of Japan’s Yaskawa Electric Corporation will be leading the charge. The two-limbed automaton revealed in its latest patent filing has been specifically engineered to work with samples that are too risky for its biological colleagues to handle. The…

Nvidia’s upcoming VR headset revealed

Nvidia’s upcoming VR headset revealed

Rumors have been swirling about Nvidia’s planned entry into virtual reality for months,  but the existence of the project is still the only detail known to the general public. Or at least it was right up until about a week ago, when the patent filing for the system reached its mandatory disclosure date. Meet the…