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Foxconn struggles to build robot workforce

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I wrote an article about Foxconn’s automation woes, published at Gizmag. Read it here.




Samsung’s Roboray humanoid

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I wrote an article about Samsung’s secretive Roboray humanoid robot, published at Gizmag. Read it here.

Harvard’s RoboBee learns to fly

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I wrote an article about Harvard’s flying insect robot, published at Gizmag. Read it here.

Team NimbRo develops open source Teen Size robot

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I wrote an article about Team Nimbro’s Teen Size RoboCup robot, published at Gizmag. Read it here.

Disney Research develops novel 3D printing techniques

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I wrote an article about Disney Research’s cool 3D printing project, which was published at Gizmag. Read it here.

Toyota Smart Insect connects with the cloud

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I wrote an article about Toyota’s Smart Insect car, which was published at Gizmag. Read it here.

• Dark Souls

developed by From Software, published by Namco-Bandai
1 player / PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC / 04.10.2011

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For the past twenty years From Software has struggled to light the world on fire with its staunchly traditional medieval fantasy role-playing games, beginning with King’s Field on the original PlayStation (1994). I remember renting it at the time, and having a difficult time understanding the appeal, particularly with the likes of Final Fantasy VII around. Perhaps it was because of its first-person perspective, or the clunky real-time combat, or maybe it was simply because the technology at the time was incapable of properly rendering the dark fantasy world its designers had envisioned. Times have changed and the company has finally hit pay-dirt with its bleak Souls franchise, which has enthralled millions of players around the world.

SHOAL robot fish scans for pollution

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I wrote an article about the SHOAL Consortium’s robot fish, which was published at Gizmag. Read it here.