A team of researchers exposed zebrafish to ethanol to find out how the fish reacted to a robot Indian leaf fish after getting drunk.
Check out the new hexapod developed by researchers at the Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University. The robot is capable of working out a new gait if it loses one of its legs.
Check out a drone which can fly around as any other drone out there, but when it lands it is capable of crawling on the ground.
If you’re worried about the robot apocalypse and how our metallic creations are going to take over all of our jobs, this is going to sound like some good news. If you enjoy living and would like to survive your next visit to the hospital, then this is going to sound pretty grim.
A team at Stanford University is capturing incredible images of birds in mid-flight with an ultra-high-speed camera for developing an ideal drone design.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota led by biomedical engineering professor Bin He have been testing a thought-controlled quadcopter. Their goal is to develop thought-control devices working at high speed, without any surgical implantation.
Two programs in DARPA’s RE-NET program is currently dealing with improving the link between amputees and their prosthetics.
From 3D printed tracheal support splint to 3D printed kidneys, pancreas, skins, prosthetics and more; the 3D printing technology is fast becoming a big part in the medical field.
This children’s 1.6 meter unique robot suit retails for $21,000 and weighs in at 180 kg. It’s also available for rental in Japan.
A group of graduate students at Virginia Tech have taken a similar nature-inspired design for Cyro, an autonomous robot that mirrors the movement of a jellyfish.
Last month, we read about how the European Space Agency was teaming up with architectural firm Foster and Partners. The idea is that they would use 3D printing technology to build a lunar base. This makes a lot of sense, since it utilizes existing resources on the moon to build those structures, rather than shuttling all those materials from Earth. It seems that NASA is working on a similar idea.
It looks Apple’s iDevices could someday become self-aware. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but a new patent does suggest “situational awareness” for iDevices.
Newt Gingrich has been saying that America will have a moon base ready for human inhabitants as early as 2020. Many of us scoffed at this idea, saying it’s unrealistic, but it could very much be real and we could be going about it in an entirely different way.
Remember Myspace? The website that Facebook destroyed over the past few years? Apparently Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team did not do enough to shut down their old competition.
The problem with most robots, if you can call it a problem, is that their movement is decidedly mechanical. We have humanoid robots like Honda’s Asimo, but they still don\’t quite move like a human being. That could change with a new robot called Roboy, being designed by a team of scientists and engineers from the University of Zurich.
Thanks to some “leaked” photos on Flickr, it is known that Samsung is going to release a new model to its robotic vacuum line. This tease, leaked or released, by Samsung shows The Smart Tango Corner Clean robot that has the standard circular design, but also has one other little feature.
Full details of the quadcopter can be seen over at IEEE Spectrum, but basically the drone has been designed to lock on to a GPS tracker hidden in his son’s backpack. The drone then follows his son for a set distance ensuring he is safe before returning back to base.
For a lot of people, the Metal Gear Solid franchise just isn’t the same without Solid Snake as the protagonist, but this Raiden guy… he’s pretty epic. And he’s got some seriously epic boss battles ahead of him in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
NASA is currently testing the idea of building a nuclear fission engine that could propel their probes into deep space, well beyond Mars and into the outer reaches of our solar system.
If you were in fact in the Matrix, how would you know? According to Silas Beane of the University of Bonn, there is in fact a test you can take to see if you are stuck living in a simulation.
Scientists at the University of Tokyo Sony computer science labs have created a Happiness Counter that measures your smile.
Do you remember the Batcycle in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises? Remember how the wheels could spin on their sides so that Batman could quickly change direction? What if you replaced those wheels altogether with a couple of balls
The Roachbot isn’t good enough for you, huh? You don’t want to control a robotic roach, you want the real deal, right? Weird enough, you aren’t alone. Researchers at the North Carolina State University have created a system that allows you to remote control a cockroach.
While the U.S. Market hasn’t exactly embraced the idea of robotic lawn mowers yet, the European market has seen extraordinary growth and demand for such a device. While there are quite a few good robot mowers out there already, Honda wishes to join into the competition with its Honda Miimo.
A glove that can detect and identify tissue and immediately ablate it without needing another tool in the process? That’s exactly what the research engineers at the University of Illinois, Northwestern University and the Chinese-based Delian University of Technology are working on developing. The idea is to use nanotechnology to create flexible silicon-based electronics and soft sensors to create a useful electronic glove in the future.
Ever wanted to be at two places at once? There is so much to see out in the world, but there are times when all you want to do is lay around on that comfy La-Z-Boy recliner. The solution could very well be the new Double Robotics telepresence system. For the price of $2400, plus two iPads, you can now accomplish being there without, ya know, being there.
What happens when you combine cold drinks, water guns and a tank? Apparently the armored drink carrier is what happens.
Now, Panasonic has borrowed a page out of Mother Nature’s book and developed what it believes to be a “highly efficient artificial photosynthesis system.”
The original version of Spy Vs Spy was made by First Star Software, in association with Warner Brothers, but after a year of negotiations, Robots and Pencils managed to grab the rights to develop this unique iOS remake and it now leads the charts with the number 1 slot on the App Store.
Usually a roach is something you don’t want around the house, except perhaps in the case of the Roachbot.
Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding have become an incredibly popular way to get young startups off the ground, but what is it about AppStori that makes them different. I recently interviewed them to find out.
It seems that the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne has just a made a pretty big breakthrough, teaching paralyzed rats how to walk again.
The motion-tracking Swivl smartphone dock is cool, except for the marker device that you have to carry with you always and also the hefty $179 price tag. But the folks at Satarii have just introduced a more basic version of the accessory called Swivl-it which is currently available for $129, although that marker is still needed.
What you see above is the tōd (pronounced “toad”): a tiny Bluetooth 4.0 beacon that will let you know whether or not it is in range of your mobile device. You might not have realized it, but we are pretty sure that you will find a lot of uses for this new accessory.
The brain is without a doubt the most complex organ in the human body, and that is why creating a synthetic natural brain is a very difficult task. But it appears like scientists are getting closer and closer to completing the task of making a machine that behaves like a natural brain. Scientists involved in the BrainScaleS project, a collaboration between 15 research institutions, are trying to create hardware which emulates parts of a natural brain.
You’ve seen it before in movies like Total Recall and iRobot, self-driving cars sound cool, you can get trashed with your friends then not worry about driving home later that night. But there’s much more to this than an inebriated night out with the boys, people with disabilities such as the visually impaired could use self-driving cars to open up an whole new world that would allow them to go where they wish freely and independently.
If you have gone out shopping for shoes at least once in your life, you should know that it is a bit difficult to find a pair that fits perfectly on your feet, right? That problem might soon be solved all thanks to a new system being developed by the European ShopInstantShoe consortium. This system, which will be installed in shoe stores, will allow you to get shoes custom-fitted to your feet, and that too on the spot.