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Engineers at the University of Utah have created a video game controller designed to tug and stretch a players thumb tips. Such a sensation could be used to simulate ocean waves, gun fire, or even the tug of a fishing line.
If you don't hear directions, you can feel them.
The ROCR Oscillating Climbing Robot developed by University of Utah mechanical engineer William Provancher and colleagues can climb carpeted walls efficiently using two hook-like claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum.
University of Utah engineers developed a computer-controlled, motorized hand and arm support that will let doctors, artists and others precisely control scalpels, brushes and tools over a wider area than otherwise possible, and with less fatigue.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.