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Festo BionicFlyingFox Flies And Looks Like The Real Thing

Festo may be an industrial control and automation company best known for its pneumatic products, but over the years, it has pretty much sealed its reputation as the master of robotic biomimicry. Seriously, the robotic stuff that this German multinational company has came up with thus far were fascinating, thrilling and at times, somewhat nightmare-inducing. And one of the latest to join its growing portfolio of robotic biomimicry is the BionicFlyingFox you see here. Continue reading Festo BionicFlyingFox Flies And Looks Like The Real Thing

Forget About Wallpapers, This Robot Will Draw Straight On The Wall!

I’d be lying to you if I told you this little wall-crawling robot, called Scribit, that does graffiti is useful. It is not quite, but still, it is interesting enough for us to pay attention to what it has to offer. So, what exactly is a Scribit? And what can Scribit do? Scribit is basically a write and erase robot. The world’s first, btw. It is kind of like a wall-crawling plotter that draws on virtually any smooth, vertical surface, ranging from whiteboards to glasses to plastered drywall. Continue reading Forget About Wallpapers, This Robot Will Draw Straight On The Wall!

Scientists Want To Assimilate With Marine Fishes Using This Robotic Fish

A group of humans’ behavior will change in the presence of, say, bob cats. That’s obvious. The same applies to marine creatures when there is a presence of cold, hard observation equipment like Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) or Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV). The odd-one-out ROV will never assimilate with the fishes. As such, humans will never get true to marine life data and that’s not to mention the inflexibility of typical ROVs to access tight caverns. This is where MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (MIT CSAIL) robotic fish, SoFi, comes in. Continue reading Scientists Want To Assimilate With Marine Fishes Using This Robotic Fish

Meet Petoi, A Life-like DIY Robotic Cat Designed For STEM Education

Aspiring roboticist, Physics PhD holder and university lecturer Rongzhong Li has designed and built a robotic cat he affectionately called Petoi. This is one man endeavor with no proper workshop or even garage which is why it deserves our admiration. More so when you know how capable this robotic feline friend is. The goal is to develop programmable, highly maneuverable and affordable quadruped robots suitable for STEM education. Petoi not mimics a feline traits, such as purring when pet and meows, it is totally capable of reacting to its environment. Continue reading Meet Petoi, A Life-like DIY Robotic Cat Designed For STEM Education

Furrion Prosthesis Exo-bionic Mech Shows MegaBots How Mech Is Done

Being a sucker for all-thing mecha, it is only natural that I got all dizzy about the world’s first mech robot battle, but as thrilled as I was, those mecha, be it MegaBots or Kurata, are short of being “real mecha” because, rightly, mecha should pound the ground, not rolls on tracks or wheels. A mecha should be like Hankook Mirae Technology’s Method-2, or China’s giant monkey robot. In other words, they should have lower limbs. Not all hopes are lost, though. The world of giant-ass robots is progressing, starting with the aforementioned and now, we heard, there is another and it is called Furrion Prosthesis Exo-bionic Racing Mech. Continue reading Furrion Prosthesis Exo-bionic Mech Shows MegaBots How Mech Is Done

NCCR Robotics Demoed Aerial And Land Robots For Rescue Missions

Disaster is an inevitable part of life. While we can’t stop it from striking, we can, however, be prepared so that when it does strike, we have what it takes to salvage the situation and save lives. Thanks to technological advancement in the robotic development, more lives can be saved while ensuring that rescuers will be safe themselves. However, the many concepts in the works have been individual developments so far. In other words, the individual developments that cover aerial and terrestrial operations have never come together to demonstrate what they can do together to become an effective force in a search and rescue operation. Continue reading NCCR Robotics Demoed Aerial And Land Robots For Rescue Missions

Pole Dancing Robots Struck Again, This Time At A Vegas Club During CES

Robots are set to replace many tasks now carried out by humans. In fact, it already did in some industry, more notably, the auto industry and they have already taken the jobs of flipping burgers, checking stocks at supermarket, security patrol (and committing suicide?), harvesting and whatnot, and now, even strip dancing? Or to be more precise, pole dancing to entertainment men and women. These hip-gyrating pole dancing robots are not the newest news, but they made news again simply because they were the spot light at the Sapphire Gentleman’s Club in Las Vegas during CES. Yup. CES. How fitting, isn’t it? And they duo even have names. Continue reading Pole Dancing Robots Struck Again, This Time At A Vegas Club During CES

In Future, Even Sporting Coaches’ Job May Not Be Safe From Robots’ Take Over

Sci-fi movies and novels have almost describe a future where robots replacing humans in a variety of jobs, if not taking over the world entirely. Some people people are skeptical that will actually happen, arguing that there are some jobs that no robots can do. But is it, really? Because a Japanese company, OMRON Corporation, has developed a robot that can effectively coach someone tablet tennis, AKA ping pong, which earned it the Guinness World Records title of the First robot Table Tennis tutor. So, sport coaches, your jobs aren’t very safe either. Continue reading In Future, Even Sporting Coaches’ Job May Not Be Safe From Robots’ Take Over

Youbionic Double Hand Literally Adds A Hand To Your Existing Arm

You upgrade you TV, upgrade your mobile device and even upgrade your house, but have you ever thought of upgrading yourself? When we said “upgrade yourself,” we do not mean picking new skills or go for a new degree; we are talking about improving your body’s capability. Well, if you have ever thought about it, I guess it is the good time to be alive because, Youbionic has just the right tool, or should we say, prosthetic, for you. It won’t make you the Six Million Dollar Man, but you’d be getting yourself an extra helping hand, like quite literally. Continue reading Youbionic Double Hand Literally Adds A Hand To Your Existing Arm

The Third Thumb Project: Because Six Digits Are Obviously Better Than Five

This is “The Third Thumb”, a project by designer Dani Clode aim to demonstrate how human body responds to wearable prosthetic technology and it is kind of a revelation for mankind. Because, it suddenly strikes us that maybe, just maybe, we humans really should have an extra digit. I know, it may sounds like an insult to those who are missing them, but imagine what an extra appendage could do. Imagine! Here’s what the project is about straight from the horse’s mouth: Continue reading The Third Thumb Project: Because Six Digits Are Obviously Better Than Five