Category Archives: SCIENCE

Scientists Developed Robotic Fish That Is Powered By Synthetic Blood

It looks like the future of robots is headed towards the ‘organic’ route. In a new research published in Nature by scientists from Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania, it details the development of a soft robotic fish, a lion fish of sort, that is powered by what could only be describe as “artificial blood.” It uses no solid state battery like many robots use today. It uses a fluid battery that serves both as a hydraulic force transmission and a fluid battery. Continue reading Scientists Developed Robotic Fish That Is Powered By Synthetic Blood

Ultra-realistic Humanoid AI Robot Artist Held Its First Solo Exhibition

If you think the headline sounds absurd, wait till you learn that this artificially-intelligent art-making robot, named Ai-Da, has, as of June 7, made over $1.2 million in sales of art. Believe it. This is not quite a dystopia future now like the teaser video’s overall ambience may have implied, though. It just makes us question, who or what makes the art? Continue reading Ultra-realistic Humanoid AI Robot Artist Held Its First Solo Exhibition

Star Trek’s Starfleet Emblem Found On The Surface Of Mars?

Well, what do we know? Several chevron shape marks like the one you see above were discovered on Mars in an area known as Hellas Planitia. These chevron shapes bear an uncanny resemblance to United Federation of Planets’ Starfleet emblem from the Star Trek series. Continue reading Star Trek’s Starfleet Emblem Found On The Surface Of Mars?

Youbionic Drone For Handy Actually Has Functional Bionic Hands

People can be rather unimaginative sometimes. All we think we can use a drone for are delivery and imaging-related operations. Nobody actually look at a quadcopter or multicopter and go like, “you know what? I think it should be able to pick up things.” Well, nobody except for Japanese drone maker, ProDrone, who’s PD6B-AW-ARM actually had robotic arms that lets it swoop down from sky and pick up objects up to 22 lbs, and now this: Drone For Handy. Continue reading Youbionic Drone For Handy Actually Has Functional Bionic Hands

Watch Amazon’s New Pegasus Drive Robots Sort Out Packages

You have been awed by the sight of Chinese company STO Express Xuzhou’s robots sorting out packages and also saw Amazon’s army of warehouse robots. Now meet the latter’s latest robots, Pegasus drive, at its sortation center in Denver, Colorado. These 2 feet high and 3 feet wide (61 x 91 centimeters) orange robots roll on wheels and each of them is outfitted with a tiny conveyor belt up top reminiscing that of a treadmill. Here’s out Pegasus drive works: Continue reading Watch Amazon’s New Pegasus Drive Robots Sort Out Packages

GM To Test Michelin Airless Tires In Preparation For Real-World Use In 2024

Airless tires. You have seen them applied on bicycles and ATV, but never on automobiles. Well, that will soon change when General Motors begin testing Michelin-developed Unique Puncture-proof Tire System (UPTIS) on the automaker’s fleet of Chevrolet Bolts. The U.S. automaker and the French tire maker jointly presented the airless wheel technology at the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility last week on June 4th, 2019. Continue reading GM To Test Michelin Airless Tires In Preparation For Real-World Use In 2024

Researchers Taught Bipedal Robot To Travel On Hovershoes

If history has taught us anything about locomotive is that bipedal is the most versatile form of locomotive for going places. With this in mind, it is only logical that mankind would develop robots that mimic our legs so it (a robot) could go where humans go. However, it is not without its caveat. Like our legs, it can’t move as fast, at least not at sustained speed. Continue reading Researchers Taught Bipedal Robot To Travel On Hovershoes

Dutch Scientists Created The World’s Smallest Autonomous Racing Drone

Here’s a breakthrough in drone technology developed by Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab) of TU Delft (Delft University of Technology). The scientists at MAVLab has created the world’s smallest autonomous racing drone that measures just 10 cm (3.94″) in diameter and weighs a mere 72g (2.54 oz), and yet capable of navigating itself through an indoor racing course at average speed on par with some of the fastest autonomous racing drones, at 2 m/s (6.6 ft/s). Continue reading Dutch Scientists Created The World’s Smallest Autonomous Racing Drone

Meet Rusty-Spotted Cat, The World’s Smallest Big Cat

What you see here is not a kitten that have lost its way in the woods. It is a rusty-spotted cat (scientifically known as Prionailurus rubiginosus) and rusty-spotted cat isn’t a feral cat or a domesticated cat; it belongs to the big cat family, or more correctly, the wild cat family. It is the world’s smallest big cat native to forest in India, Sri Lanka and some parts of Nepal. Continue reading Meet Rusty-Spotted Cat, The World’s Smallest Big Cat

Empty Shell’s Suitcase-sized Minigun Looks Strangely Adorable

I know what you are thinking: this multi-barrel machine gun looks kind of cute. I also know that it is totally odd, or even out of place, to refer to a deathbringer as “cute.” It is adorable because, the XM556, as it is known, is just half the size of an M134 Minigun (you know, that electrically-driven Gatling gun popularized by movies like Predator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day?). You know how it is. Anything that is very much smaller than the norm is cute. Well, mostly. Continue reading Empty Shell’s Suitcase-sized Minigun Looks Strangely Adorable