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Photos: Robots at IROS 2012 | Robohub

Photos: Robots at IROS 2012 | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it

Researchers from ETH Zurich showed a robot capable of robotic body extension. By melting adhesives such as hot glue, the robot can additively fabricate and assemble tools, and integrate them into its own body. (L. Brodbeck, F. Iida: Enhanced Robotic Body Extension with Modular Units, IROS 2012).


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Volkswagen Plans A Four-Door XL1 - Gas 2

Volkswagen Plans A Four-Door XL1 - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
Volkswagen is working on a four-passenger, four-door version of the hyper-efficient 256 MPG XL1. Can they double the passengers but keep the MPG rating?
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Am Sonntag, 23.30 Uhr,ARD, "Micmacs..." schauen! - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Der französische Spielfilm "Micmacs - Uns gehört Paris" hat z.T.einen Schauplatz in einer Höhle eines Schrottplatzes, der einer sehr
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Truck Shakes the Ground So Hard It Can Simulate Earthquakes

Truck Shakes the Ground So Hard It Can Simulate Earthquakes | Heron | Scoop.it

The University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering has three large-scale mobile shakers, affectionately known as “T-Rex”, “Thumper”, and “Liquidator”

 

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DIY Muscle-Memory Programmer - IEEE Spectrum

DIY Muscle-Memory Programmer - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
This vibrating glove teaches fingers to touch-type
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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...

 


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3D Robotics - The Future of Autonomous Aerial Imaging

3D Robotics - The Future of Autonomous Aerial Imaging | Heron | Scoop.it
You might hear the name 3D Robotics and say "Oh yeah, I've heard of those guys. They also make small UAVs don't they?” ...and you'd be right.. kind of.

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Google Reveals ‘Project Wing,’ Its Two-Year Effort to Build Delivery Drones | Enterprise | WIRED

Google Reveals ‘Project Wing,’ Its Two-Year Effort to Build Delivery Drones | Enterprise | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
Google X, the tech giant's "moonshot" lab, has spent the last two years building an aerial drone that can deliver goods across the country. The company calls the effort Project Wing.

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David: The Next Step in 3D Printing

David: The Next Step in 3D Printing | Heron | Scoop.it
Cut the cord on filament forever — print with hundreds of pelletized materials using the next generation of 3D printer technology.

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Tony Bannan's curator insight, August 28, 5:33 AM
 Every plastic product, even filament, starts out in pellet form. Because of this, raw pellets are readily available in thousands of different materials, colors, and grades. By printing directly with plastic pellets, David can print with many more materials than traditional 3D printers - making him useful to many more people and industries.  
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Realistic Robo-Hawks Designed to Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds | Design | WIRED

Realistic Robo-Hawks Designed to Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds | Design | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
There are a variety of tools and technologies for spooking unwanted birds, but Nico Nijenhuis is undoubtedly working on the coolest.
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Xerox's Robot Printer Brings Your Documents Right To You

Xerox's Robot Printer Brings Your Documents Right To You | Heron | Scoop.it

The one advantage to the paperless office being nowhere in sight is that every time you print something you get to leave your desk and waste time while wandering over to the copy room. At least until Fuji Xerox's robot printer concept that delivers printed documents right to your desk becomes commonplace.

Thanks to an all-seeing laser LIDAR scanner perched atop the machine that creates a 3D map of a room for navigation purposes, the robot can maneuver around desks and other obstacles with ease. And to keep private documents private, it doesn't actually start printing until it arrives at the desk of whoever requested its services. So your opportunities to chat with Ted in accounting every time you need a TPS report might be numbered.

 

 


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Un bras robotique fonctionnel en Lego Mindstorms EV3

Un bras robotique fonctionnel en Lego Mindstorms EV3 | Heron | Scoop.it
Un certain Diavo Voltaggio a utilisé les pièces d'un kit Lego Mindstorms EV3 pour créer un bras robotique non pas autonome comme nous avons l'habitude d'en voir,
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The Automata Blog: Up To Speed - hand-cranked kinetic sculpture by Gina Kamentsky

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Programmable self-assembly in a thousand-robot swarm

Self-assembly enables nature to build complex forms, from multicellular organisms to complex animal structures such as flocks of birds, through the interaction of vast numbers of limited and unreliable individuals. Creating this ability in engineered systems poses challenges in the design of both algorithms and physical systems that can operate at such scales. We report a system that demonstrates programmable self-assembly of complex two-dimensional shapes with a thousand-robot swarm. This was enabled by creating autonomous robots designed to operate in large groups and to cooperate through local interactions and by developing a collective algorithm for shape formation that is highly robust to the variability and error characteristic of large-scale decentralized systems. This work advances the aim of creating artificial swarms with the capabilities of natural ones.

 

Programmable self-assembly in a thousand-robot swarm
Michael Rubenstein, Alejandro Cornejo, Radhika Nagpal

Science 15 August 2014:
Vol. 345 no. 6198 pp. 795-799
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1254295


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Imagine what we can do as a society with this way of thinking and feeling in our governing bodies. This isn't social engineering, but the submission to discovered, natural law in the society, environment, economy, and universe as a whole.

 

It's all one thing. 

 

Enjoy. 

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Microsatellite Art In Orbit

Microsatellite Art In Orbit | Heron | Scoop.it
Planet Labs has a flock of DOVES, microsatellites to provide rapid Earth imaging. Aside from being adorably tiny science-machines, these little observers have art etched into their very panels. Why? Because it's beautiful.
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Homemade Triple Monitor Mount Looks Professionally Made

Homemade Triple Monitor Mount Looks Professionally Made | Heron | Scoop.it
Reddit user [popson] just finished off this impressive monitor mount build. Designed completely in Sketchup, it's adjustable and will fit monitors from 20" to 27". While designing it they stuck wit...
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See the gorgeous luxury submarine made by a former James Bond villain

See the gorgeous luxury submarine made by a former James Bond villain | Heron | Scoop.it
It turns out that James Cameron is far from the only wealthy individual who likes exploring the oceans. For the past 18 years, a company called DeepFlight has specialized in creating high-end,...
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24 Cylinders & 12 Superchargers – Goliath Truck

24 Cylinders & 12 Superchargers – Goliath Truck | Heron | Scoop.it

Mike Harrah ... is the proud owner of one of of the biggest semi trucks you will ever see.

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SainSmart 2-Wheel Arduino Self-Balancing Robot Kit 3D Printing, Arduino, Robotics | Sainsmart

SainSmart 2-Wheel Arduino Self-Balancing Robot Kit 3D Printing, Arduino, Robotics | Sainsmart | Heron | Scoop.it
Robotics and Arduino are two peas in a pod, but for many of us they seem like difficult concepts to grasp. The self balancing robot leaves no room for excuses. Make it simple, make it complex, make it yours.

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This could be a helpful in a learner project.

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Robot Fights Infrastructure Corrosion - Manufacturing.net

Robot Fights Infrastructure Corrosion - Manufacturing.net | Heron | Scoop.it
Robot Fights Infrastructure Corrosion
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The aim was to develop a robot that could detect corrosion in all areas – including sites inaccessible to people – and at the earliest possible stage.
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Official UN Policy Brief on Humanitarian UAVs

Official UN Policy Brief on Humanitarian UAVs | Heron | Scoop.it
Cross-posted from iRevolution

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) just published a pivotal policy document (PDF) on…
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3D-printed AirEnergy3D takes open source approach to wind turbines

3D-printed AirEnergy3D takes open source approach to wind turbines | Heron | Scoop.it
The AirEnergy3D is an open source, 3D-printed, portable wind turbine prototype whose creators claim will be able to generate up to 300 W of power. Designed ...
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Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics | Heron | Scoop.it
LEGO® robotics uses LEGO®s as a fun tool to explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics, and programming.
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FLL WORLD CLASS 2014 - Robot Game Video

Welcome to the Season - Robot Game Overview.
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Hoverbike

Hoverbike | Heron | Scoop.it
Hoverbike is a revolution in aviation, designed to do what a helicopter does, but cost less and do so better
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▶ RT - Aton Impulse Viking Amphibious Off-Road Vehicle [1080p] - YouTube

▶ RT - Aton Impulse Viking Amphibious Off-Road Vehicle [1080p] - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
Viking represents years of research and development work to create a vehicle for the stable niche of corporate, government and recreational off-road and amph...
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