This Futuristic Electric Motorcycle Makes An Astonishing 250-Mile-Range

Electric car can hardly make the ideal mileage even with the space it has to pack more batteries. Having said that, an electric motorcycle’s performance in the rages department is far worst and that is precisely the problem a bunch of engineering students from ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and industrial design students […]

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 […]

EPFL’s Tiny Robotic Fish Is Effectively A Spy Fish That Spies On, Well, Zebrafish

When it comes to biomimicry, EPFL, or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, is no stranger, but the Zebrafish robot you see here took the institute’s biomimicry technology to a new level of small because, Zebrafish. Granted, at 7 centimeters (2.75 inches) long, this bares-it-all tiny robotic fish is a tad larger than an actual aquatic […]

Salamander-like Robot Moves And Wades Thru Water Like The Real Thing

When we think robots, we think of two things: conflicts and how they can replace manual work, but not in the case of Pleurobot, a salamander-like robot developed by Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob) of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). This particular robot mimics the natural movements of the beautiful amphibious creature which, according to roboticist […]

Thanks to Scalevo, Stairs Will Cease To Be An Obstacle to Wheelchairs

The term “wheelchair-friendly” may well be a thing of the past – thanks to a group of 10 Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Zurich University of the Arts who have invented a new, futuristic wheelchair that climbs stairs. And when we said it ‘climbs stairs’, […]

Foldable Micro Size Drone Uses Origami Technique, Unfolds in a Snap

The now-popular configuration of drone, i.e. quad or multi rotor setup, makes them difficult to stowaway. Even the smallest of drones can’t fit into your pocket without breaking a rotor or two. That’s probably not a concern for hobbyists who rather the drone be bigger for visual clarity sake when flying. But if a drone […]