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Using printers, scientists can readily experiment with wings mimicking those of real insects or virtually any other shape to learn more about this complex form of flight. Such research could lead to flying micro-robots for espionage, search-and-rescue

Robotic insects take flight on wings made using printers

Mechanical flying insects can soon be made using printers.

Meet Cubli, the Adorable Cube Robot That Will Likely Destroy us All - Funny WIN Photos and Videos Futuristic Technology, Science And Technology, Tech Gadgets, Cool Gadgets, Arduino, Drones, Robot Design, Future Tech, Inventions

The Cubli: a cube that can jump up, balance, and 'walk'

The Cubli is a 15 × 15 × 15 cm cube that can jump up and balance on its corner. Reaction wheels mounted on three faces of the cube rotate at high angular vel...

 Robot sniffer dog is on the case - tech - 05 June 2014 - New Scientist Mobile Robot, Real Robots, Industrial Robots, New Scientist, Robot Design, Project 4, City Streets, Drones, Cart

Methane leak? Robot sniffer dog is on the case

Gasbot and machines like it could one day be used to sniff out dangerous emissions in landfills, mines and even city streets

Robots can grip anything thanks to hands that can see - tech - 06 June 2014 - New Scientist Futuristic Technology, Science And Technology, Tech Gadgets, Cool Gadgets, Brain Twister, Cable, New Scientist, Cool Robots, Tecnologia

Robots can grip anything thanks to hands that can see

A robotic hand working with a Kinect depth-sensing camera can adjust its fingers to grasp any object it is presented with, from a lightbulb to a copy of New Scientist

War News Updates: Smaller Is Better -- The Future Of Warfare

Smaller Is Better -- The Future Of Warfare

The first is the Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Ornithopter based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous designs. It has a wingspan of less than 5” and has an on-board rechargeable lithium polymer battery, which allows for 7 miuntes of flying time from a 5 minute charge. Air Force Plans To Pull Out Big (Uh, Little) Guns -- Chicago Tribune Scientists designing 'lethal' mini-drones WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — It may look like a futuristic arcade game, but it's a scene from an official Air Force…

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Inspired by a bird known as the swiftlet, scientists have created a robotic quadcopter that can extrude polyurethane foam while in flight. By targeting where that foam goes, it can build up simple structures, essentially becoming a flying printer. Drone Technology, Science And Technology, Cool Robots, Science News, Polyurethane Foam, The Office, 3d Printer, How To Become, Cool Stuff

Foam-squirting quadcopter becomes a flying 3D printer

Inspired by a bird known as the swiftlet, scientists have created a robotic quadcopter that can extrude polyurethane foam while in flight. By targeting where that foam goes, it can build up simple structures, essentially becoming a flying 3D printer.

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Gecko adhesion takes electric turn

Challenging a favored theory, measurements suggest that electrostatic interactions make gecko feet supersticky.

shoe box–sized robotic octopus ~~ D. Tsakiris/Institute of Computer Science/FORTH

Octobot uses webbed arms to swim faster

Octopus-inspired robot could one day help researchers observe underwater ecosystems.

Wireless Power for Minuscule Medical Implants A novel way of powering implanted devices could enable new ways to control appetite, regulate insulin, and treat brain injuries.

No Batteries Here: New Implants Can Charge Through Your Body's Own Tissue

A device being tested by Stanford University researchers is the latest in an area of medical development known as “electroceuticals.”

The RASSOR robot climbs a hill during recent testing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Water On Mars, Moon On The Water, Military Robot, Autonomous Robots, Nasa Engineer, Research Scientist, Cool Robots, Kennedy Space Center, Aqua

NASA Training 'Swarmie' Robots for Space Mining

A swarm of small, clever robots could be key to self-sufficient solar system exploration

A collaboration between engineers and computer scientists from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - the first self-folding robot use origami to crawl

Robots start flat, then pop into shape and crawl

The machines use heated hinges to transform into shape and crawl around.

Scientists created a camouflage sheet inspired by the octopus' ability to blend in with its surroundings!

Nature-inspired camouflage changes its looks with light

Thin, flexible new material steals the color-shifting capabilities of cephalopod skin.

The bio-inspired sensor skin developed by University of Washington and UCLA engineers can be wrapped around a finger or any other part of a robot or prosthetic device to help convey a sense of touch. Prosthetic Device, Shear Force, Cool Robots, Blogger Tips, Technology Gadgets, Digital Watch, Sensitive Skin, Flexibility, Technology

Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

Engineers have developed a flexible sensor 'skin' that can be stretched over any part of a robot's body or prosthetic to accurately convey information about shear forces and vibration, which are critical to tasks ranging from cooking an egg to dismantling a bomb.

Origami Robot for Manipulation and Locomotion

Origami Robot for Manipulation and Locomotion

"OrigamiBot-I: A Thread-Actuated Origami Robot for Manipulation and Locomotion," by Evan Vander Hoff, Donghwa Jeong, and Kiju Lee, from Case Western Reserve ...

Autonomous robots: A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm (w/ Video)

Thousand-robot swarm self-assembles into complex shapes

A swarm of a thousand tiny robots can now self-assemble into complex shapes, suggesting scientists have taken a step forward in engineering collective artificial intelligence