jenga

Touchy, Feely Robots Have Learned To Play Jenga As Well As Humans Can

A steady hand is needed to play a game like Jenga without toppling the tower, but being a successful block-stacker also requires a fine-tuned sense of touch as you try to find the perfect piece to remove. Until recently it meant robots relying solely on visual data weren’t actually great…

Gorgeous Pacific Rim Robots, And More Toys You Wish You Got For Christmas

Gorgeous Pacific Rim Robots, And More Toys You Wish You Got For Christmas

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our regular roundup of the cool toys and merchandise we tried to furiously add to our Christmas wishlists this week. We’ve got some excellent new Pacific Rim robots, the General of the Resistance herself, and even environmentally-conscious Jenga. What more could you want?