Robotics

BeetleCam Robotic Camera Returns to Africa

BeetleCam Robotic Camera Returns to Africa

The Burrard-Lucas brothers with the new BeetleCam robots A BeetleCam closing in on a lioness In 2009, two young British wildlife photographers embarked on a remarkable project to develop a wheeled robot that can carry a professional camera and take ...

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Next Generation BigDog Tested in the Wild

Next Generation BigDog Tested in the Wild

Illustration of the LS3 (Credit: Boston Dynamics) DARPA – the U.S. military advance research agency, has been promoting the development of a robotic well-trained pack animal. Since 2005 the U.S. company, Boston Robotics has been working on exactly that type ...

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The Great Pyramid’s Chamber of Secrets

The Great Pyramid’s Chamber of Secrets

Robotic Images Reveal Secrets of Great Pyramid (Source-Djedi Team) The settling of a couple major and long lived questions involving the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt are only a tiny fraction of what remains to be answered in the ...

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Turning Your Hand into a Robot

German researchers developed a simple way to control a robot using hand movement. Thanks to a new device future industrial robots as well as prostheses could be manipulated with ease. The new technology will be presented at the German Sensor+Test ...

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Justin – Humanoid Robot Catches with Two Hands

German researchers developed a robot that can perform complex tasks such as catching a ball in mid flight. The new robot called “Justin” is described as a two-arm-system for investigation of two handed manipulation.     Justin The development of ...

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FRIDA Robot will Make your Gadget

FRIDA Robot will Make your Gadget

Meet FRIDA – a two handed concept robot for industrial assembly applications. This striking creation might be able to bridge the gap between fully manual assembly and fully automated manufacturing lines.     Frida Robot (credit: ABB) The Frida project ...

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x-Ar Makes Workers into Production Droids

x-Ar Makes Workers into Production Droids

Los Angeles based company Equipois developed a technology called zeroG which helps perform routine physical tasks with almost zero effort, getting human workers one step closer to smart production robots. The x-Ar, created by Equipois based on the zeroG, is ...

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Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland developed a microaerial vehicle capable of sticking onto vertical surfaces using the mechanisms many insects use for vertical perching. A group of these MAVs could collect data from natural ...

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Personal Cushion of Air

Personal Cushion of Air

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently designed a solution that could help the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration finalize one of its spacecraft. The project, named Orion, was delayed due to trouble with the mechanism responsible ...

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Robotic Fish Blend In

Robotic Fish Blend In

Researchers at the University of Leeds in England have developed a robotic fish, called “Robofish”, capable of blending in with real fish; at least inside an aquarium or tank. The new fish should provide insight into group dynamics as well ...

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