MODERN MARVELS

These are the new modern marvels. The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) was held in Chicago this September, where it’s held every two years. We went, we saw, we were awed. What did it teach us? That more and more manufacturing jobs will be done by robots, and that very few people will be required to help. This show is definitely all about high tech: Lasers that engrave detailed images into any surfaces. They can be as large as eight feet across, or so small you need a microscope to watch the work in progress. Other laser equipment can fuse small pieces together in configurations that cannot be molded or manufactured in any other way. In short they can make […]

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TOY ROBOTS AND TRAINS

This book shows you how to make LEGO toy trains, robots, and creatures.

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ROBOTIC LIFEGUARD

Robots in Malibu, California use sonar to bring distressed swimmers to shore.

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FREE GAMES PEOPLE CAN PLAY

“Titan Online,” is a free game still in beta testing in North America, but fully available in Asia. It is a beautifully animated combination of martial arts and robots, based on the Korean best-selling novel “Mo Siang.”

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