Engineering Update #19: Bringing immersive entertainment to the bathroom and the DIY eSpyder

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 9:36am

This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics (, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this week's headlines:
Electrically-charged hydrogel for soft robotics: Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed electrically-charged hydrogels for use in the growing field of soft robotics, which find its inspiration from squid and starfish.
eSpyder electric aircraft goes on sale for under $40K: Electric aircraft company GreenWing International has announced the release of its first 50 eSpyder single-seat electric planes, which will be sold as build-it-yourself kits.
AquaTop Display brings immersive entertainment to your bathroom: Researchers at Tokyo's University of Electro-Communications are exploring new territory in the field of natural user interface design with their AquaTop Display.


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