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iCandy: Robots--Medical, Musical, Manservants

Automatons do chores, play tunes, and talk among themselves

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Keep your cool in the summer; stay toasty in the dead of winter. That is the promise of the ClimaWare jacket made by Dhama Innovations in Hyderabad, India. The jacket takes advantage of the Peltier effect, whichcomputer designers exploit to keep laptops cool. The thermoelectric device and plastic Peltier plates, which regulate body temperature with no moving parts, run for 8 hours on a charge of the jacket’s rechargeable battery.

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