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iCandy: Robots Analyze, Imitate, and Satiate

Scanning delicate works of art and delivering cupcakes are just two tasks that robots handle well

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These ordinary-looking eyeglasses, seen resting on a charging device, hold a secret in plain sight. A slight tap of the frames or a tilt of the wearer’s head activates a liquid crystal layer in each lens that adjusts the focus. The emPower spectacles, for people who wear bifocals or progressive lenses, provide more clarity at any of its doctor-prescribed settings than traditional lenses can.

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