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This $800 Shoelace-Tying Robot Was Built On A Shoestring Budget

This $800 Shoelace-Tying Robot Was Built On A Shoestring Budget

With a budget of just $US600 ($819) — a mere pittance compared to what robots such as ATLAS cost to develop — students from the University of California’s Davis’ College of Engineering created a machine that’s capable of tying a shoe all by itself.

We Finally Figured Out How To Make Realistic CG Mud

We Finally Figured Out How To Make Realistic CG Mud

Jurassic Park had just six minutes of computer-generated dinosaurs in it, compared to modern blockbusters which can have thousands of shots requiring complex visual effects. It’s no surprise that animators are eager to embrace any shortcut they can — which is why realistic-looking CG mud could be a game changer.