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Underwater Mini-Robots School Like Fish and Share Knowledge

Underwater Mini-Robots School Like Fish and Share Knowledge | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
The European Union CoCoRo research consortium has been developing three varieties of autonomous underwater robots that school together like fish. By doing so, the little bots can share and learn from each others' "knowledge" of their environment, acting as a collective cognitive system.

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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, June 11, 5:35 PM

*A partir de abril de 2011, la Unión Europea CoCoRo (Colectivo Cognitive Robots) consorcio de investigación ha desarrollado tres variedades de robots submarinos autónomos que hacen escuela juntos como peces. De esta manera, los pequeños robots pueden compartir y aprender de "conocimiento" cada otros de su entorno, actuando como un sistema cognitivo colectivo que es más inteligente que cualquiera de sus partes individuales.

Los robots se comunican entre sí a través de una función de intermitente LED, utilizando la electrónica de a bordo, como los sistemas de visión por ordenador, brújulas y acelerómetros para encontrar su camino alrededor de los ambientes acuáticos.

Utilizando un algoritmo inspirado en el comportamiento de la agrupación de las abejas (no pescados!), Pueden buscar a otros de su especie y luego asentarse juntos alrededor de una ubicación de la base central, tomando conciencia del  creciente tamaño de su grupo a medida que lleguen más robots. Entonces pueden dejar ese grupo para ir por sus propias misiones, posteriormente, volver a compartir sus hallazgos con el grupo.

En un experimento, grupos de dos tipos de los robots - "Jeff" robots y robots "Lirio" - se pusieron en una piscina para localizar un avión estrellado simulado (en realidad un grupo de imanes, que se utiliza para simular campo electro-magnético del avión) . Mientras que los robots Lily patrullaban la superficie, el Jeffs fue más profundo.

Una vez que uno de los robots Jeff situados los imanes, lo que solía sus LEDs para indicar la otra Jeffs, que respondió mediante la recopilación de alrededor de ella sobre el "restos". Los robots Lily observaron este comportamiento desde arriba, y respondieron formando un racimo en la superficie en la misma ubicación.

Los robots también se han probado en el océano abierto en Italia, donde, según informes, fueron capaces de agruparse y patrullar a pesar de las olas, las corrientes y el agua salada corrosiva.

Aunque el proyecto CoCoRo concluyó en septiembre pasado, los investigadores apenas están empezando a conocer los resultados. Se espera que la tecnología podría finalmente encontrar su camino en los robots acuáticos escolares autónomos utilizados para el monitoreo ecológico, reconocimiento, u otras aplicaciones.

 

Algunos de los robots puede verse en acción, en el vídeo a continuación.

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This 3D Printed Wireless Apple Watch Charger Can Be Made Yourself

This 3D Printed Wireless Apple Watch Charger Can Be Made Yourself | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
You're the kind of person who's on the cutting edge when it comes to the latest Apple tech, and the Ruiz Brothers from Adafruit Industries are looking out for y

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The World's First 3D Printed Beating Artificial Heart Cells - 3D Printing

The World's First 3D Printed Beating Artificial Heart Cells - 3D Printing | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Wake Forest School of Medicine have created 3D Printed beating artificial heart cells called Organoids. The heart cells are created by first genetically modifying adult human skin cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. Then, the induced stem cells are redesigned to create the Organoids. After the Organoids are formed, the spheroids of …

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12 Fascinating Projects From the Bleeding Edge of Interaction Design

12 Fascinating Projects From the Bleeding Edge of Interaction Design | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
Smartwatches, tablets, and phones are great, but they’re not exactly futuristic technology. To find that, you have to look to the scientists and designers who are prototyping entirely new kinds of devices.

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Robotic cranes to build BIG and Heatherwick's Google HQ

Robotic cranes to build BIG and Heatherwick's Google HQ | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
Google's new California headquarters by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick will be partially constructed by robot-crane hybrids, it has been revealed

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Ionut Anton's curator insight, May 6, 4:24 AM

robots to be uses on google campus by big & heatherwick

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Glass Sponges Hold Internal Secrets to Structural Strength

Glass Sponges Hold Internal Secrets to Structural Strength | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it

"Scientists often look to biology for inspiration and innovation, emulating the way that nature builds to advance human engineering. Creatures of the ocean's depths are some of the most mysterious and fascinating subjects for study, due to the challenges of collecting them from very deep waters and for their unique adaptations for colonizing the sea floor. One such group is the hexactinellids, a collection of predominantly deep-sea sponges that produce elaborate skeletal systems of glass. Known as glass sponges, over the years their skeletal systems and their constituent elements (called spicules) have served as useful model systems for the design and fabrication of robust and damage tolerance."


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The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level

The WiPy: The Internet of Things Taken to the Next Level | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
The IoT development platform that runs Python in real time, and features the perfect blend of power, friendliness and flexibility.

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The Anti-Surveillance State: Clothes and Gadgets Block Face Recognition Technology, Confuse Drones and Make You (Digitally) Invisible

The Anti-Surveillance State: Clothes and Gadgets Block Face Recognition Technology, Confuse Drones and Make You (Digitally) Invisible | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
An entire industry is dedicated to getting your privacy back.

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Jessica Rosenkrantz - Growing Objects - YouTube

Jessica will profile Nervous System’s efforts to revolutionize product design through generative techniques, 3d-printing and interactivity. Along the way, sh...

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Robot Guitar - bringing unseen data sources into the real world

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Robot Guitar - bringing unseen data sources into the real world

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The Top 10 Best Robots for Kids: Games, Fun and Learning

The Top 10 Best Robots for Kids: Games, Fun and Learning | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
The most popular robots for kids, these amazing pieces of electronic kit will keep your kids entertained, engaged and educated for years to come.

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Nature-Inspired Factories Are the Future of Manufacturing (Op-Ed)

Nature-Inspired Factories Are the Future of Manufacturing (Op-Ed) | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
The factories of the future got their start in a petri dish.

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Electroloom - The World's First 3D Fabric Printer

Electroloom - The World's First 3D Fabric Printer | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
Design and create seamless, ready-to-wear garments based on custom 3D geometries. All from your desktop. No sewing required.

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Raspberry Pi Android App communication

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Hello everyoneBecause app's are being used almost everywhere, I decided to make my own tutorial on how to make an app and connect to a MySQL database ...

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Build A Kickass Robot Arm: The Perfect Arduino Project For Beginners

Build A Kickass Robot Arm: The Perfect Arduino Project For Beginners | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it

The Arduino is a cheap, fun way to get into building your own electronics, but it can seem daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to ...


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World's Largest Swarm of Miniature Robot Submarines - IEEE Spectrum

World's Largest Swarm of Miniature Robot Submarines - IEEE Spectrum | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
A fleet of little robot submarines is learning to cooperatively perform tasks underwater

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Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers

Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
This is the first episode in a Bits video series that examines how robots are poised to change the way we do business and conduct our daily lives.

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Drone flies after being installed with honeybee brain

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Fleets of these 'artificial bees' could one day pollinate our crops just like real bees do.

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Skin 3D Bioprinter Wins Award - 3D Printing Industry

Skin 3D Bioprinter Wins Award - 3D Printing Industry | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it

“ An amazing skin tissue bioprinter has won the national Canadian award for the James Dyson Awards Program.”

 

 


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 21, 2014 9:10 AM

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KUKA and Microsoft Collaborate to Create the Next Generation of Robotics - YouTube

KUKA Robotics a leading manufacturer of industrial robots and solutions for factory automation, has created a self-standing robot that puts various parts tog...
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Pneumatic Biomaterials Deposition, Water-Based Fabrication of Large-Scale Sustainable Structures Chitosan-based Hydrogels and Cellulose Composites, MIT Media Lab

Pneumatic Biomaterials Deposition, Water-Based Fabrication of Large-Scale Sustainable Structures Chitosan-based Hydrogels and Cellulose Composites, MIT Media Lab | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
2014-2015, Chitosan-based Hydrogels and Cellulose Composites Structural hierarchy and material organization in design is traditionally achieved by combining discrete…

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ARDHAT: Raspberry Pi gets Real.

ARDHAT: Raspberry Pi gets Real. | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it
Arduino compatibility on a HAT, with Real-World connectivity and Real-Time performance, for Pro-Makers, Learners and Educators.

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What if Companies and Their Buildings Actually Enhanced Ecosystems?

What if Companies and Their Buildings Actually Enhanced Ecosystems? | Smart devices and technology solutions | Scoop.it

"What if building codes actually required new projects to enhance a certain number of ecosystem services — such as sequestering carbon, building topsoil, enhancing pollination, increasing biodiversity or purifying water and air? Is it possible that a city could be functionally indistinguishable from the wild landscape around it? And what if companies ultimately built factories that truly enhanced ecosystem services?!


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