Tag Archives: Nanyang Technological University

Autonomous Road Sweeper To Go On Trial In Singapore

It looks like the government of tiny island state of Singapore is totally obsessed with the idea of autonomous vehicles. Not so much with everyday passenger vehicles, though, but for other purposes like shore-to-ship deliveries, public transportation (buses and trains) and now, even road sweepers. In response to the government’s call for autonomous road sweepers in 2017, two consortium have been shortlisted to design, develop and test self-driving road sweepers. Continue reading Autonomous Road Sweeper To Go On Trial In Singapore

Tony Stark-style Robotic Arms Could Be Assembling Ikea Furniture For You

As popular as Ikea may be, not everyone is fond of assembling flatpack furniture. The current solution is, pay for the delivery and assembly, but that may change in future and you can thank Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore for it. The university’s scientists have developed robots that negates the need for peeling through word-less instructions and juggling with the standard issued Allen key and your own screwdriver. Continue reading Tony Stark-style Robotic Arms Could Be Assembling Ikea Furniture For You

Cyborg Beetles Could Join Cyborg Dragonfly In Saving Lives In Future

Remember the cyborg dragonfly developed by researchers at Draper and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Well, as it turns out, it wasn’t the first. But really, are we even surprised? Cybernetic is like the next (inevitable) evolution of robotics. Anyways, researchers over at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, together with University of California Berkeley, has joined forces to developed a cyborg beetle whose flight can be controlled remotely by humans. I know how it sounds like. It sounds rather creepy (because of spying and stuff), but despite so, cyborg technology could be the answer to the future of search and rescue operations. Continue reading Cyborg Beetles Could Join Cyborg Dragonfly In Saving Lives In Future