Robotics

Scientists Develop Flying Robots to Replace Bees

Scientists Develop Flying Robots to Replace Bees

The RoboBee (Credit: Harvard University) RoboBee – Body, Brain, and Colony (Credit: Harvard University) A team of researchers from Harvard and Northeastern Universities have been developing micro robotic bees that can pollinate flowers and do the job of real bees. ...

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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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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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The Ballbot Robot

The Ballbot Robot

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have developed a new robot that balances and moves on a base composes of a single large ball. Called Ballbot, the robot is approximately as tall as a person and looks very ...

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The AVENUE Urban Robot

The AVENUE Urban Robot

Researchers at Columbia University in New York City have developed an autonomous robot capable of exploring urban areas and creating site models based on imaging and other collected data with little or no human interaction. Such models, currently created by ...

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Robotic Snakes

Robotic Snakes

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science have recently developed several models of robotic snakes. Nicknamed ‘snakebots’, these were shown to maneuver with surprising similarity to real, living snakes. Already the technology has attracted several potential customers and ...

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Serpentine Climbing Robots

Serpentine Climbing Robots

The Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech have developed a trio of pole-climbing serpentine robots, the HyDRAS-Ascent, HyDRAS-Arm, and the CIRCA. The robots are designed to climb scaffolding and buildings by wrapping around ...

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RoboClam Smart Anchor

RoboClam Smart Anchor

Researchers in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering are developing the biomimetic RoboClam smart anchor. The RoboClam is a lightweight anchor that can be clamped, unclamped, and moved easily even in reverse (which can be quite ...

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Flying Beer Keg UAV Deploying to Iraq

Flying Beer Keg UAV Deploying to Iraq

Troops from the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the Pennsylvania National Guard will take a small gasoline-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Iraq when they deploy in January. Nicknamed the “Flying Beer Keg,” the XM156 Class I UAV can ...

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Grasshopper-Inspired Jumping Robot

Grasshopper-Inspired Jumping Robot

Rhodri Armour, a Ph. D. student at the University of Bath, has created a new robot capable of both rolling and jumping, which allows for greater mobility over the widest variety of terrain types. Inspired by the way grasshoppers store ...

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