Posts tagged robots

Video: Bio-Bots.

University of Illinois researchers have created robots that move using living muscle tissue.

Video: NASA rover roams the underside of frozen lakes.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working on a rover that can be inserted under an ice sheet, before using its buoyancy to enable it to be driven untethered underwater, using the underside of the ice for traction.

One day such a system could be used on the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, but for now it’s being tested in Alaska, measuring salt content and temperature of the water there.

Video: aerial drone band.

By KMel Robotics.

Video: Graffiti drone.

This creation by graffiti artist KATSU is currently operated by remote control, but with plans to make the design open source, I wonder how long it will be before someone figures out a way to have it operating autonomously.

Video: Robot strippers.

CUPID drone features an 80,000 volt stun gun.
Tech company Chaotic Moon have shown their smartphone-controlled drone called CUPID, able to detain a subject by using an 80,000 volt stun gun.
The power output is so strong, it creates an electromagnetic field large enough to ruin any electronics within a five foot range. The electronics in the drone itself are shielded in a Faraday cage.
There’s a video up here of the drone ‘detaining’ an intern.

CUPID drone features an 80,000 volt stun gun.

Tech company Chaotic Moon have shown their smartphone-controlled drone called CUPID, able to detain a subject by using an 80,000 volt stun gun.

The power output is so strong, it creates an electromagnetic field large enough to ruin any electronics within a five foot range. The electronics in the drone itself are shielded in a Faraday cage.

There’s a video up here of the drone ‘detaining’ an intern.

Video: Toro-Bots.

These robotic garden lamps are connected via a central wireless hub, which can also be accessed via iPad to monitor or change their behaviour.

These little garden ‘bots are meant to meander about your topiaries and flower pots, altering the overall aesthetic of your garden every time you lift your head. Even better, each of the Toro-bots has its own encoded “personality”. With a series of infrared rangefinders, the robots can sense their surroundings, even reacting to human visitors to their garden by stepping out of your way.

Video: ‘Paintball Picasso’.

Using three paintball guns mounted on a 3D printed pan/tilt servo bracket, Waterloo Labs creation is able to shoot o ut 10 paintballs per second to create any shape entered by the user. Or the software can trace an outline of a person or shape standing in front of the camera and shoot around the edge.