Robotics

Robot Pets

Pet ownership can become expensive and requires time and effort. In some circumstances, this overhead is prohibitive, despite the emotional bonding and companionship pets provide. Robotic pets solve many of the problems associated with pet ownership and will increasingly be able to provide companionship as their software matures. Robot Pets of the Future – [youtube.com] […]

UAV Warfare

Reconfiguring hobby drones for military intelligence gathering is the mission of the Aerorozvidka (air reconnaissance) project in Ukraine. Their opposition uses Russian made equipment for the same purpose and has managed at times to track and take out the Ukrainian ground control stations. Коригування з коптера ПТУРа в районі термінала – [youtube.com] In Ukraine, Tomorrow’s […]

Robotic Bartender on Cruise Ship

Makr Shakr WANT TO MIX A DRINK WITH YOUR PHONE? On Wednesday May 15, Makr Shakr – a new robotic bartending system designed by researchers at the MIT Senseable City Lab – will be unveiled at Google I/O in San Francisco. The new mixology system allows users to create in real-time personalized cocktail recipes through […]

Robotic Bird UAV

The “Maveric” is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that weighs 2.5 pounds, can be launched by hand, flies for an hour on a fully charged battery, and looks like a bird from the ground below. It can be flown by joystick or in autonomous mode, has bendable composite material wings and can carry a variety […]

Barista-bot Automated Coffee Kiosk

In the University of Texas at Austin, a coffee making machine is going to challenge not only how we get our coffee, but how our society works. Not just coffee service, but many other industries and manufacturing processes are also changing rapidly. Robotics offers a partial solution to the blizzard of business strangling government regulations. […]

Distributed Flight Array (copter group)

The Distributed Flight Array: Summary – [youtube.com] The Distributed Flight Array is a modular robotic vehicle consisting of multiple autonomous single-rotor units that are able to drive, dock with its peers, and coordinate with one another in order to drive and fly together. For more information, visit: http://robohub.org/the-distributed-flight-array-modular-robots-that-self-assemble-coordinate-and-take-flight/ – [robohub.org] SEE ALSO: Quadcopters Play Catch […]

RoboRoach, a Kickstarter Project

The RoboRoach: Control a living insect from your smartphone! – [kickstarter.com] What is the RoboRoach? The RoboRoach is the world’s first commercially available cyborg! That’s right… A real-life Insect Cyborg! Part cockroach and part machine. This is not a gimmick… just good ol’ fashion neuroscience, evolution and engineering. How does it work? Our Roboroach is […]

UAV/Drones Tending Crops

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), aka drones, are being used to monitor agricultural crops and larger drones can deliver water, fertilizer and pesticides with precision. They tend to be more cost effective than conventional crop spraying aircraft with pilots. VIDEO – Using cutting-edge technology to improve farming – unmanned aerial vehicles – [bbc.co.uk] Unmanned aerial vehicle […]

Robotic Fly/Bee

Robotic insects make first controlled flight – [youtube.com] The demonstration of the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot is the culmination of more than a decade’s work, led by researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. Half the size of […]

Ultralight, Remote-controlled Robotic Dragonfly

Festo – BionicOpter – [youtube.com] With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly. Just like its model in nature, this ultralight flying object can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings. BionicOpter – Inspired by dragonfly flight – [festo.com] Thirteen degrees of […]