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Miniature bots ready to swarm - Crave - CNET Asia

Miniature bots ready to swarm - Crave - CNET Asia | Heron | Scoop.it
If you've ever dreamed of filming a sci-fi movie where an army of robots takes over the world, Harvard University has just the toy prop for you.
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This Robot Can Improve the Way That Wine is Produced

This Robot Can Improve the Way That Wine is Produced | Heron | Scoop.it
European researchers have developed an unmanned robot to assist wine growers in managing their vineyards. Sensors on the robot can measure certain qualities in grapes and report results back to vineyard owners.
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‘Cobots’ enhance robotic manufacturing | KurzweilAI

‘Cobots’ enhance robotic manufacturing | KurzweilAI | Heron | Scoop.it
Baxter, introduced in 2012 by the company Rethink Robotics, is a two-armed robot with a tablet-like panel for its eyes. (Credit: Rethink Robotics,

Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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The Flying Automobile Is Here

The Flying Automobile Is Here | Heron | Scoop.it
From an article from 1933 found on James Vaughan’s flickr albums
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Top Robots for Farmers for 2014 | EE Times

Top Robots for Farmers for 2014 | EE Times | Heron | Scoop.it
Over 60 agricultural robots are in-the-field today, either commercially or in testing for release in 2015-2016. Here are 27 of the top contenders for the autonomous robotic ag of the future.
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Stick-on inflatable motors for future robots (and today's origami!)

Stick-on inflatable motors for future robots (and today's origami!) | Heron | Scoop.it

MIT and University of Tokyo researchers devised stick-on "pouch motors," simple inflatable actuators that can be used to move things by pumping air in and out

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phaeno - Home

phaeno - Home | Heron | Scoop.it
Über 350 Phänomene wecken im phaeno in Wolfsburg die Begeisterung für Naturwissenschaft und Technik: Den Feuertornado bewundern, auf einem Nagelbett liegen oder eine Kugel durch Entspannung in Bewegung setzen,…
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IFlyTailies Creates Intricate RC Airplane Cockpits & Parts Using 3D Printing

IFlyTailies Creates Intricate RC Airplane Cockpits & Parts Using 3D Printing | Heron | Scoop.it
It's really amazing how 3D printing is becoming a technology that is used across all fields of research and all forms of manufacturing, and by hobbyists from al
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Drones based on birds

Drones based on birds | Heron | Scoop.it

Once again, engineers are taking cues from nature to build the next generation of robotics, in this case drones inspired by birds.

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Intel's RealSense technology taught a drone to fly itself

Four men — one in a suit, three in black shirts — stood around a single drone, buzzing restlessly in the middle. One man rushed at the drone, which quickly veered out of the way... right into...
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Why I Am Not a Maker

Why I Am Not a Maker | Heron | Scoop.it
When tech culture only celebrates creation, it risks ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.
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Planetary Society Announces Test Flight for Privately Funded LightSail Spacecraft

The Planetary Society today announced the first of its LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to space aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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Multiple uses for Hector the stick insect robot

Multiple uses for Hector the stick insect robot | Heron | Scoop.it
Hector the stick insect robot is the brainchild of the Biomechatronics research group at Germany’s Bielefeld University. The robot can move all six limbs independently, and sensors allow it to react to its surroundings, and learn from experience.
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Two Eagles - World Record Balloon Flight Across the Pacific Ocean

Two Eagles - World Record Balloon Flight Across the Pacific Ocean | Heron | Scoop.it

At 2:53 this afternoon MST (2153 UTC), five days and five minutes into their flight, the Two Eagles balloon passed the 5,209-mile (8,383 km) mark in its transpacific journey.

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Renault has a futuristic 'Gran Turismo' concept car too

The Nissan GT-R and Chevy's Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo are about to get some fresh company thanks to French automaker Renault. The Alpine Vision Gr
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The Automata Blog: Machini the Marvel Performing 'The Study of Levitations' - an automaton by Dug North

 

 

I don't get to share my own work on this blog as often as I might like. I just realized that I've had this video for quite a long while, but have neglected to share it with the world.

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Mitsuoka Motors - Himiko 2015 model convertible - Only 15 will be available

Mitsuoka Motors - Himiko 2015 model convertible - Only 15 will be available | Heron | Scoop.it
Mitsuoka Motors is going to release a premium model for 2015 of their 2-seater convertible car Mitsuoka Himiko on January 30. They are limited to only 15 cars and will be sold for ¥4,914,000 or more.
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Isto quase passa por inglês

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Play With Boxwood Pinball, Kitables, and Modular Robotics at the Boulder Mini Maker Faire!

Play With Boxwood Pinball, Kitables, and Modular Robotics at the Boulder Mini Maker Faire! | Heron | Scoop.it
Hear ye, hear ye! The Boulder Mini Maker Faire is upon us, Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2015! And that means that makers are streaming in from far and wide, bringing their awesomeness to share with all. Actuall...
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A Remote for CHDK Cameras Made Possible with Arduino

A Remote for CHDK Cameras Made Possible with Arduino | Heron | Scoop.it
[AlxDroidDev] built himself a nice remote control box for CHDK-enabled cameras. If you haven't heard of CHDK, it's a pretty cool software modification for some Canon cameras. CHDK adds many new featur...
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Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice, could be used to explore Europa

Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice, could be used to explore Europa | Heron | Scoop.it
When a group of scientists drilled through 2,430 feet of ice in Antarctica to get to the water underneath, they only expected to find a few microbes here
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3ders.org - Engineering students create a fleet of 3D printed rockets for ‘Space Cup’ | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Engineering students create a fleet of 3D printed rockets for ‘Space Cup’ | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
More recently, José Miraglia, an aerospace engineer and professor at Brazil's FIAP school, has designed a competition to introduce his students to the world of 3D printing. The space-inspired competition, SpaceCup, features a total of 200 of the school's students representing the computer engineering and information systems programs.
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