Changespotting

Rachael McKinnon rounds up the best the web has to offer

Sex-for-hire robots

Photo / Thinkstock
Photo / Thinkstock

Can you imagine a future with sex-for-hire robots? Michelle Mars and Ian Yeoman of Victoria University have tried to determine the feasibility of robot brothels in the future.

Their research speculates about whether spouses will view sex with a robot as infidelity, and predicts protests from human sex-workers.

THINGS CHANGE

This stop-motion animation called 'Things Change' chronicles street graffiti by an artist in London. The display is designed to show the impermanence of construction and our relationship with nature. The three-minute video reflects three-weeks of work by the artist.

PERFECTING THE BICEP CURL

Haptic - or tactile - technologies are effective at ensuring they are used correctly; Michael Lyons and Greg Meess are mechanical engineering students and they have developed a haptic feedback gym tool so that people can perform the perfect bicep curl. The developing technology could also have applications in physical therapy.

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