I learned one very simple rule in my motorcycle safety course: keep your eyes and your head pointing toward the place you want to go. It sounds straightforward. But the truth is, you have to break this rule all the time. You check your gas gauge; you look over your…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 7, 2015 at 6:11am — No Comments
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a first of its kind: an optical rectenna, which combines the qualities of an antenna with a rectifier diode. If further refined, the researchers believe the device could lead to a new generation of highly efficient solar…Continue
Added by GarageLab on October 2, 2015 at 6:26am — No Comments
For the last several years, Harvard has been developing a robot bee. They’ve done some impressive work: their sub-paper-clip-sized, 100-milligram flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle is fully controllable down to a stable autonomous hover. It’s still tethered for power, and there’s no onboard…Continue
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the Multi-mission Robot
Modular, adaptable and expandable, the iRobot 510 PackBot can perform bomb disposal, surveillance and reconnaissance, CBRN detection and HazMat handling operations. Quickly configured based on mission needs, PackBot easily climbs stairs and navigates narrow passages…
Added by GarageLab on September 30, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
If something looks like a cockroach and behaves like a cockroach – well, don’t be so sure. It could be a Russia-created miniature robot which can spy and find people trapped under debris. Scientists say this is the smallest roach robot ever.
Russian scientists from the…
Added by GarageLab on September 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
Foto: Seiji Mizuno
The concept of Halluc II, model 2 of the Hallucigenia project, is a future vehicle that can co-exists with natural environment. It features a newly developed ultra-multi-motored system with 56 motors, which makes traveling on unpaved surfaces possible…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
Over the past year or two, we've seen all kinds of creative robots and robot teams that are learning how to build things. Recently, we've highlighted Harvard's TERMES Project, and we're particular fans of this robot that builds ramps by tossing thousands of toothpicks and glue into a giant random pile.
SRI International has also been developing…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 25, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
Image: Fastbrick Robotics
It’s expensive to make things. Making food, making furniture, making electronics, making cars… It’s all a lot of time consuming labor requiring a variety of skilled and semi-skilled labor. Industrial robots have been very successful at…Continue
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Volvo Group is partnering with Chalmers University of Technology and Mälardalen University in Sweden, Penn State University, and Renova (a Swedish waste recycling company) to “develop a robot that interacts with the refuse truck and its driver to accomplish the work.” The concept image…Continue
The future of ingestible sensors could be a cross between silicon-based circuitry and biodegradable materials, with batteries made of nutrients and running on stomach juices.
That, at least, is the vision of Christopher Bettinger, assistant professor of materials science and…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 22, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
In this research we develop a janken (rock-paper-scissors) robot with 100% winning rate as one example of human-machine cooperation systems. Human being plays one of rock, paper and scissors at the timing of one, two, three. According to the timing, the robot hand plays one of three kinds so as to beat the human being.
Recognition of human…
Added by GarageLab on September 18, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
3-D printing has turned prototyping from something that takes days or weeks into something that takes hours. This is great, if the…Continue
Society is facing a tremendous economic problem on the horizon. Robots are coming for nearly every job that exist today, yet we remain completely ignorant and unprepared for the inevitable. While you may think your white-collar or creative job is safe from the latest technological revolution CGPGrey breaks down exactly how…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
DARPA has an awesome program underway to develop the next generation in prosthetics. These technologies will help soldiers and others who have lost a limb to get back to their lives with as much normality as possible. Back in July, the organization first showed off a prosthetic arm that…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 15, 2015 at 5:14am — No Comments
Many adults of today never knew the joy of growing up during the heyday of arcades. They have never known what it feels like to be small and play a game on a giant arcade cabinet. Jason Camberis’ 14-foot-tall arcade cabinet should bring back these memories for those who know what I’m talking about. Maybe create some new memories for those that…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 14, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are now working on a new, low-altitude traffic management system to keep fast-moving flyers safer as they cruise through increasingly crowded skies.
The University is one of a handful of organizations participating in the first…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
NailO is a wearable input device in the form of a commercialized nail art sticker. It works as a miniaturized trackpad the size and thickness of a fingernail that can connect to your mobile devices; it also enables wearers to customize the device to fit the wearer’s personal style. NailO allows wearers to perform different functions on a phone or PC with…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
A creative way to know the temperature of the bath water and still give a futuristic air to the bathroom. Check this project that unites RGB LEDs and temperature sensors to change the color that illuminates your shower according to the water temperature.
Added by GarageLab on September 8, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
When the USB Implementers Forum came out a year or so ago with the specifications for its 2.4-mm-high connector plug USB 3.0 Type C connector, the organization’s intent was twofold. The first was to provide a much smaller alternative to its present 4.5-mm USB 3.0 Type-A standard…Continue
Added by GarageLab on September 3, 2015 at 6:08am — No Comments
Rumors of a secret Apple self-driving car were apparently not exaggerated. Documents obtained by The Guardian show that the tech giant’s engineers have been searching for a place to test self-driving car technology out of public…Continue
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