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Could Wearable Robots Replace Wheelchairs?

Could Wearable Robots Replace Wheelchairs? | Heron | Scoop.it
Could wearable robots replace wheelchairs in the future?
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Electric Taxi with Battery Swap, 550kg, Adaptive City Mobility Prototype – ARMdevices.net

Adaptive City Mobility is the development of a complete, emission-free mobility concept for cities.

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The Robotarium: A remotely accessible swarm robotics research testbed | Robohub

The Robotarium: A remotely accessible swarm robotics research testbed | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it

hen developing algorithms for coordinating the behaviors of swarms of robots it is crucial that the algorithms are actually deployed and tested on real hardware platforms.  (costly) ... Robotarium sets out to remedy this problem by providing remote access to a large team of robots, where users can upload their code, run the experiments remotely, and get the scientific data back.

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Energy-recycling stairs could replace stairlifts

Energy-recycling stairs could replace stairlifts | Heron | Scoop.it
For most people stairs are a minor inconvenience, but for those with mobility issues they're a nightmare. However, the tedious ascent is set to get a lo
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Best underwater drones buying guide: determine which drone is right for you

Best underwater drones buying guide: determine which drone is right for you | Heron | Scoop.it
Underwater drone tech explained and the top models ranked
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Literal RC Fire Truck - The Awesomer

Literal RC Fire Truck - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
(PG-13) "These are fire trucks. And fire trucks are a-holes." Peter Sripol spliced a remote-controlled fire truck with an off-road RC car and modded i
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Inside Airbus' modular plane concept

Inside Airbus' modular plane concept | Heron | Scoop.it
Well, we know this will never happen. So much of this concept requires
people to not be buckled in. Also, can you imagine a 4-stack sleeping
configuration? Oh God, I can only think of slave ships and how they
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Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | Heron | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.

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Assessment Rubrics in #MakerEd.  Edutopia article.

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How one Lego reseller built an artificial intelligence to sort bricks

How one Lego reseller built an artificial intelligence to sort bricks | Heron | Scoop.it
Jacques Mattheij hoped to make some cash buying cheap boxes of used, unsorted Lego that he’d organize into more valuable assortments for resale. After acquiring two metric tons of bricks, he …
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Pensar: Real-Time Video Processing for Drones

Pensar: Real-Time Video Processing for Drones | Heron | Scoop.it
The introduced computer vision platform with deep-learning capabilities is a stand-alone twin sensor platform. It utilizes the GPU-accelerated computing power
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Bonkers Private Jet Finally Brings Electric Flight to Rich Commuters

Bonkers Private Jet Finally Brings Electric Flight to Rich Commuters | Heron | Scoop.it
The battery-powered "private jet" could be in service by 2021.
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Volvo's parent company acquires flying car startup

Volvo's parent company acquires flying car startup | Heron | Scoop.it
While there are other companies out there experimenting with the futuristic hybrid vehicle, Terrafugia is arguably the first to make a truly convincing prototype.
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Scrap dealer finds Apollo-era NASA computers in dead engineer’s basement

Scrap dealer finds Apollo-era NASA computers in dead engineer’s basement | Heron | Scoop.it
Plus hundreds of mystery tapes from Pioneer and Helios probe missions.
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Amazon Prime Day: The Best Science Kit Deals

Amazon Prime Day: The Best Science Kit Deals | Heron | Scoop.it
From gross and slimy to gleaming, these science kits are sure to be fun and educational for your kids.
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Peugeot MICRO e-Kick | Transportation | Peugeot Design Lab

PEUGEOT and MICRO have teamed up to design the e-Kick, an electrically assisted scooter to meet the challenge of a constantly evolving urban environment. e-Kick provides an unprecedented multi-modal m
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Cool Magnetic Gadgets - The Awesomer

Cool Magnetic Gadgets - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
YouTuber Brusspup catalogs nine nifty playthings which use magnets to make stuff hover, spin, attract, repel, and behave in cool and unexpected ways
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V8 Vantage GTE Soapbox Racer - The Awesomer

V8 Vantage GTE Soapbox Racer - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
We're absolutely head over heels for this custom built soapbox derby racer built to look like the bonkers Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE. Only this versio
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Watch this brave pilot survive his first flight in a DIY multicopter

Watch this brave pilot survive his first flight in a DIY multicopter | Heron | Scoop.it
It took him over two years of development, but this daring Swede was recently propelled aloft for around eight minutes of flight in his homemade electric multirotor. And what a gloriou
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Blue Origin will take you on a (simulated) space ride at Oshkosh

Blue Origin will take you on a (simulated) space ride at Oshkosh | Heron | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is displaying its historic New Shepard rocket and offering simulated space rides at the EAA AirVenture convention in Oshkosh. That'
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MIT’s gas-powered drone is able to stay in the air for five days at a time

MIT’s gas-powered drone is able to stay in the air for five days at a time | Heron | Scoop.it
Last month, a team of MIT engineers launched Jungle Hawk Owl from the back of a compact car. It was the first flight for the 24-foot-wide drone, which the..
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Steam-Powered Entropy Calibrator Watch

Steam-Powered Entropy Calibrator Watch | Heron | Scoop.it
This steampunk watch might not be really steam-powered, but it does look very steampunkish! For you, we humbly offer this stunning apparatus of rare mid-Victorian invention. It measures the decay of time using Carnot’s second law of thermodynamics, and sports a handsome “Galvanic Scale” dial with a hinged magnetic-fastening pressure cover hatch. The entire apparatus …
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Time 4 Machine promises to bring us back to an age of metal and clockwork

The tinging of tiny hammers from the heart of Dwarf Mountains may now be lost to the mists of time but you, my friend, can still make magically complex..
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You can now buy the Moller Skycar, one of the world's most iconic (and dubious) 'flying cars'

You can now buy the Moller Skycar, one of the world's most iconic (and dubious) 'flying cars' | Heron | Scoop.it
"Anyone can fly the Skycar," the headline on the January 1991 cover of Popular Mechanics blared, teasing the possibility of a future where everyone could own their own "flying car." Tha
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Pricey electric bicycle wheel gets you to work sweat-free

Pricey electric bicycle wheel gets you to work sweat-free | Heron | Scoop.it
Yes, I own a bike. But it's nothing to get excited about. A neighbor put it on the sidewalk with a "free" sign, and bam! I had a bicycle. It's old and rust
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