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Virginia Tech Scientist Develops Model for Robots with Bacterial Brains

Virginia Tech Scientist Develops Model for Robots with Bacterial Brains

July 16, 2015 – Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation — as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier. In a paper published today in Scientific Reports, which is part of the Nature Publishing Group, a Virginia Tech scientist used a mathematical model to demonstrate that bacteria can […]

BRIDGES Project:  Europe’s Deepest Autonomous Robot Glider to be Developed

BRIDGES Project: Europe’s Deepest Autonomous Robot Glider to be Developed

BRIDGES (Bringing together Research and Industry for the Development of Glider Environmental Services) is four year project. 19 partners from across Europe have come together to develop Europe’s first ultra-deep-sea robot glider. This glider will be capable of sampling the ocean autonomously at depths of 5000m, and maybe more in the future, for up to […]

Internally-Actuated Rover for the Exploration of Low-Gravity Planetary Bodies

Internally-Actuated Rover for the Exploration of Low-Gravity Planetary Bodies

The exploration of small Solar System bodies (such as comets, asteroids, or irregular moons) has become a central objective to know the characteristics of early solar system and understating the nature of planetary processes. We can walk and ride bike very easily on earth because of gravity. But imagine walking or riding bike in very […]

Weekly Robot Video: Gimball, a Collision-Tolerant Drone, Fire Fighting Robot, Popup and Soft Robot video, Metamorpho Robot and Many More

Weekly Robot Video: Gimball, a Collision-Tolerant Drone, Fire Fighting Robot, Popup and Soft Robot video, Metamorpho Robot and Many More

Meet Gimball, a Collision-Tolerant Drone (Published on 5 Jul 2015) Tested got a demo of Gimball, an RC multi-rotor that is designed to withstand collisions. The quad itself is housed in a protective sphere, moving freely inside of it using a gimbal system. The idea is that it can fly and bump around in environments too […]

Harvard Researchers Created First Autonomous Jumping Soft  Robot

Harvard Researchers Created First Autonomous Jumping Soft Robot

Traditional rigid robots are fast, precise and powerful. But these robots are non-adaptable and dangerous to humans who get too close. Soft robots are adaptable and resilience. But Soft robots are slow, difficult to fabricate and challenging to make autonomous because robot components like motors, sensors and microcontrollers are rigid. But what if you could […]

TransFormer (TF):  NASA’s New Concept to send Rovers in Extreme Environment

TransFormer (TF): NASA’s New Concept to send Rovers in Extreme Environment

On moon’s South Pole where even sunlight doesn’t reaches, in such extreme environment NASA is planning to send a rover for scientific data analysis . This oasis (extremely cold dark place) is about the size of a football field, lies in a valley about twice the size of Washington DC, surrounded by peaks the size of […]