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Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer

Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyists have built a transforming robot that can walk or, when in sports car form, drive around autonomously...
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CyPhy Works' New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours - IEEE Spectrum

CyPhy Works' New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
A thin tether provides enough constant power and communications to this pocket-sized surveillance drone
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SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today | Robohub

SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it
SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today
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Robotic pilot-controlled towing tractor for passenger jets? No longer science fiction - i-HLS

Robotic pilot-controlled towing tractor for passenger jets? No longer science fiction    - i-HLS | Heron | Scoop.it
Wind River is among the presenters at the upcoming Autonomous Unmanned Systems & Robotics Expo on November 25-26 2014 IAI will be presenting at the upc - i-HLS

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Kickstarting mass-customizable furniture-on-demand

Kickstarting mass-customizable furniture-on-demand | Heron | Scoop.it
Massuni, an established cabinet-maker, is taking Kickstarter pre-orders for an ingenious furniture production system that lets you choose from among a suite of basic designs, then specify your particular, exact dimensions and have custom pieces turned out that exactly meet your needs.
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3ders.org - Dutch designer wins New Material Fellow award with her 3D printable ‘balloon’ project | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Dutch designer wins New Material Fellow award with her 3D printable ‘balloon’ project | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Her Aera Fabrica project has just won the New Material Fellow award at the Dutch New Material Award design competition. This competition is an initiative of the Dutch innovation funds DOEN Foundation.
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Enough with the flying cars already

I love cars. I love aircraft, too. Planes are in my blood: my father and grandfather both owned them, and I've been to EAA AirVenture every year since I could walk (long before it was even called...
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Tired of Doing Your Laundry? PR2 Robot Comes to the Rescue - NBCNews.com

Tired of Doing Your Laundry? PR2 Robot Comes to the Rescue - NBCNews.com | Heron | Scoop.it
It would be nice to have a robot around the house to handle the laundry, right? The Jetsons had one (among other things), and you could, too — the PR2, a sem...
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Research and Academics: Meet iCub: the Cute Italian Humanoid that is Stealing Hearts | Robotics Trends

Research and Academics: Meet iCub: the Cute Italian Humanoid that is Stealing Hearts | Robotics Trends | Heron | Scoop.it
STMicroelectronics introduced iCub at this week’s Embedded Technology 2014 show in Japan, and as predicted, the Japanese are in love.

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10 jobs robots already do better than you

10 jobs robots already do better than you | Heron | Scoop.it
Outsourcing these tasks to robots may free up humans for more rewarding work

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From cognition to control: Fundamental research continues to advance cooperative robots

From cognition to control: Fundamental research continues to advance cooperative robots | Heron | Scoop.it
From disaster recovery to caring for the elderly in the home, scientists and engineers are developing robots that can handle critical tasks in close proximity to humans, safely and with greater resilience than previous generations of intelligent...

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Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED

Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
Mike Rubenstein has created a low-cost robot called AERobot, specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics.
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FlowPaw, the Bear Paw of Electronics Education

FlowPaw, the Bear Paw of Electronics Education | Heron | Scoop.it
If the astonishing success of littleBits is any indication, there's a huge market for 'intro to electronics' products that are much more capable than the classic Radio Shack 'springs and components st...
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360Fly - uma action cam para gravações panorâmicas a 360º

360Fly - uma action cam para gravações panorâmicas a 360º | Heron | Scoop.it
Se é certo que não há falta de action-cams para gravar as actividades mais radicais, há situações onde nem mesmo as suas lentes grande angular nos permitem captar todo o ambiente envolvente. É nisso que aposta esta curiosa 360Fly.
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First attempt at around-the-world solar-powered flight to take off from Abu Dhabi in March, 2015

First attempt at around-the-world solar-powered flight to take off from Abu Dhabi in March, 2015 | Heron | Scoop.it
Described as “the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel,” Solar Impulse is slated for an around-the-world flight attempt in 2015.
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Fascinating mechanical music boxes

Fascinating mechanical music boxes | Heron | Scoop.it
Every time I see a mechanical music box my jaw drops. But when I saw these extraordinary pieces, by 18th century master watchmaker Jaquet Droz, I couldn't believe they worked mechanically and not by magic spell.
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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

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

 

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Phoenard: World's 1st Arduino-compatible Prototyping Gadget

Phoenard: World's 1st Arduino-compatible Prototyping Gadget | Heron | Scoop.it
The ultimate combination of an Arduino-compatible board and your day-to-day Gadget in one handheld Device.
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castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon | Heron | Scoop.it
The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed
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Army Robotics Researchers Look Far into the Future

Army Robotics Researchers Look Far into the Future | Heron | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army envisions a future where robots are integral members of the team performing autonomous actions and maintaining current capabilities. Five years ago, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, known as ARL, set out to ...

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Using 3D printers to print out self-learning robots - Apollon

Using 3D printers to print out self-learning robots - Apollon | Heron | Scoop.it

When the robots of the future are set to extract minerals from other planets, they need to be both self-learning and self-repairing. Researchers at Oslo University have already succeeded in producing self-instructing robots on 3D printers.



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3D-printed & BITalino-powered Robotic Prosthetic Hand - YouTube

We love to hear about the cool projects done with BITalino. António Bernardino is a Biomedical Engineering MSc Student at FCT/UNL, developing a 3D printed ro...

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ROS Tutorials to Start Working with Arduino and Raspberry Pi | Into Robotics

ROS Tutorials to Start Working with Arduino and Raspberry Pi | Into Robotics | Heron | Scoop.it
In this article I explore a series of tutorials to start working with ROS on Arduino and Raspberry Pi

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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

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