Heron
58.7K views | +7 today
Follow
Heron
Technical and scientific toys
Curated by cafonso
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

Robotics competition generated groundbreaking research

Robotics competition generated groundbreaking research | Heron | Scoop.it
MIT team based robotic control algorithms on cutting-edge theory.

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Electronics
Scoop.it!

Robots can recover from damage in minutes (w/ Video)

Robots can recover from damage in minutes (w/ Video) | Heron | Scoop.it
Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue missions and putting out forest fires—but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged.

Via Ensil
more...
Ensil's curator insight, May 27, 2015 4:39 PM

This technology has major potential uses in a wide variety of fields-- humanitarian, natural resources, and especially military and defense.

Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

These giant robotic ants could one day replace factory workers

These giant robotic ants could one day replace factory workers | Heron | Scoop.it
The future is now.

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

It’s a robot’s world: Kitchener's Clearpath looks to automated future

It’s a robot’s world: Kitchener's Clearpath looks to automated future | Heron | Scoop.it
Kitchener-based Clearpath Robotics has engineered a fleet of heavy-duty yellow and black robots that fit comfortably between the look of a Tonka truck and the character in Pixar’s “Wall-E.”

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Gadgets We Love: Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 Kit

Gadgets We Love: Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 Kit | Heron | Scoop.it
If you're reading this, I'm guessing that at some point in your life, you dreamed about building your own robot. But then reality creeps in: building a robot is hard, and requires a lot of time and space.

Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, December 3, 2014 10:52 AM
Colorado-based company Modular Robotics found a better way to let you achieve your robot-building dreams. The company manufactures MOSS cubes, each of which has a different mechanism. The cubes can then be connected in different ways by magnetically attaching them together with small steel spheres. Connect two blocks with four spheres, and they’re firmly locked together. Connect them with two? You’ve got a hinge.

Individually, the cubes don’t do much. But when they’re connected together, you can create hundreds of different robot combinations – like Legos come to life. And they’re neatly color coded so you know which block does what when you’re planning your creation.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coding


Gail Hall's curator insight, December 10, 2014 4:04 PM

An interesting STEM focus!

Rescooped by cafonso from Tech Latest
Scoop.it!

Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics - DailyBuzzes.com

Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics - DailyBuzzes.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably

Via Peter Azzopardi
more...
Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, November 22, 2014 8:56 AM

Interestingly, the service is also offering a hardware brain on Indiegogo to help build the creations.

 

Guest post: Thanks to @Saurabh Sharma for the scoop.

Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

Qualcomm's releasing a robotics platform. Here's how it happened.

Qualcomm's releasing a robotics platform. Here's how it happened. | Heron | Scoop.it
Qualcomm's three-year old program to foster innovation has led to, among other developments, a new robotics development platform.

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

Fabricating Open-Source Baby Robots | Pierre-Yves Oudeyer | TEDxCannes

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What can baby robots tell us about ourselves? Mysteries of human cognition, like the mechanisms of curiosity or the origins of languages, are starting to be unveiled through experiments with robots that can learn by themselves. Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, research director and laureate of the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) program, introduces the Poppy open-source 3D printed humanoid robot made at Inria, allowing every lab, school or FabLab to join this open science exploration.


Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Amazing Science
Scoop.it!

Robots + AI + AofA: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters - Raffaello D'Andrea

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with mathematical algorithms and AI.

 

Quadcopter flight assembled architecture


Via Prof. Hankell, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
more...
Prof. Hankell's curator insight, July 28, 2014 2:04 PM

We are beginning to see autonomous technology and artificial intelligence that we will interact with as we would with other people...

Rescooped by cafonso from qrcodes et R.A.
Scoop.it!

Robot Revolution

The race is on to build robots for the consumer market. But are there consequences to co-existing with humanoid machines? 16x9 speaks to some of the world's most brilliant people while exploring the Geminoid Project, Nao Robot, Baxter and Dr. Robot.

 

http://www.globalnews.ca/robot+revolution/6442730162/story.html


Via Szabolcs Kósa, michel verstrepen
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Science News
Scoop.it!

Israel's Robotic Butterfly Drone Flies Indoors: Science Fiction in the News

Israel's Robotic Butterfly Drone Flies Indoors: Science Fiction in the News | Heron | Scoop.it
Israel's Robotic Butterfly Drone Flies Indoors re: Raymond Z.

 

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FlMd_LhQ8c

 


Via Sakis Koukouvis
more...
olsen jay nelson's comment, May 25, 2012 10:38 AM
Thought you might like that one!
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 25, 2012 10:40 AM
Yes, it is good. I found a video for that
Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

3ders.org - 3D printed self-learning, self-repairing robots can adapt to extreme environments | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - 3D printed self-learning, self-repairing robots can adapt to extreme environments | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at Oslo University's Department of Informatics has developed a category of robots that, through simulation programs and 3D printing, adapt to unforeseen obstacles.

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

Design News - Guest Blogs - Rethink Robotics: Collaborative Robots Continue to Raise Automation Accessibility

Design News - Guest Blogs - Rethink Robotics: Collaborative Robots Continue to Raise Automation Accessibility | Heron | Scoop.it
Advances in digital technology have been reducing the cost of computing and promoting accessibility to factory automation for all manufacturers -- not just the biggest ones.

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

The Next Generation Of Home Robots Will Be So Much More Than Vacuums

The Next Generation Of Home Robots Will Be So Much More Than Vacuums | Heron | Scoop.it
If Hollywood's depiction of artificial intelligence were accurate, we would be falling in love with operating systems, sharing our homes with Stepford wives,..

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Biomimicry
Scoop.it!

Really! Can Robots fly? | News Nation

Really! Can Robots fly? | News Nation | Heron | Scoop.it
The new robot uses adaptive morphology inspired by the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, meaning that the wings have been actuated using a foldable skeleton mechanism covered with a soft fabric such that they can be used both as wings and as...

Via Miguel Prazeres
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

European Robotics Week 2014 - over 300 events!

European Robotics Week 2014 - over 300 events! | Heron | Scoop.it
Over 300 events are scheduled to take place in 20 countries all across Europe! A new music festival? No! It's the European Robotics Week 2014.

Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, November 27, 2014 11:09 AM

European Robotics Week 2014 - over 300 events!


Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

2R Hardware & Electronics: Darwin, Open Platform Humanoid robot

2R Hardware & Electronics: Darwin, Open Platform Humanoid robot | Heron | Scoop.it
2R Hardware & Electronics: Darwin, Open Platform Humanoid robot http://t.co/fSDoQAzvae

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Peer2Politics
Scoop.it!

ARM TechCon 2014: Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics - YouTube

Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics, gives a keynote about his journey from maker to mass, including drones, robotics, and "the next industrial revolution", ARM...

Via jean lievens
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from e.cloud
Scoop.it!

R/C Omniwheel Robot

R/C Omniwheel Robot | Heron | Scoop.it
A robot that can move in any direction immediately is useful for getting around tight spaces and for behaviors like chasing (or fleeing). No matter how fast an R/C car is, there’s no way it can cat...

 


Via smg_michele, Alessio Erioli
more...
Alessio Erioli's curator insight, August 27, 2014 1:26 PM

add your insight...

Rescooped by cafonso from Gorgeous Gadgetry
Scoop.it!

The Room Tidying Pickup Robot - Hammacher Schlemmer

The Room Tidying Pickup Robot - Hammacher Schlemmer | Heron | Scoop.it
This robot picks up objects and loads them onto its cargo bed, emptying contents at your preferred location. It can operate autonomously using its four infrared eyes to seek and detect objects.

Via TechWombat
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by cafonso from Science News
Scoop.it!

Japanese Robo-Fish Looks and Acts Like the Real Thing, Needs No Maintenance

Japanese Robo-Fish Looks and Acts Like the Real Thing, Needs No Maintenance | Heron | Scoop.it
Robo-Fish, the robotic pet fish created by Takara Tomy A.R.T.S.looks and moves just like real exotic fish do.

Via Sakis Koukouvis
more...
oliviersc's comment, October 11, 2012 9:49 AM
Shared for my Circles at Google+
Rescooped by cafonso from Science News
Scoop.it!

Humanoid Robot Swarm Synchronized Using Quorum Sensing

Humanoid Robot Swarm Synchronized Using Quorum Sensing | Heron | Scoop.it
Proof-of-principle experiment shows how humanoid robots can co-operate on a large scale by copying the behavior of social insects and bacterial colonies.

 

More on ROBOTICS: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=robotics

 


Via Sakis Koukouvis
more...
No comment yet.