If you’ve ever lived or stayed in an area with a lim­ited Internet con­nec­tion or a 3G dead zone, you’ll know exactly how frus­trating it can be even to just quickly check your emails. Per­haps people living in such areas should invest in some­thing like the Wi-​​Fi Extending Robot.

This tank-​​like machine by stu­dents at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will locate Wi-​​Fi in haz­ardous areas where there might not be much of a net­work infra­struc­ture. It is oper­ated remotely, and fea­tures an Eee PC (run­ning Linux, Arduino, and Node.js) on board to act as the tank’s main brain.

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