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Watch 3D Printer-Bots Build the Moon Colony of 2050 - Popular Mechanics (blog)

Watch 3D Printer-Bots Build the Moon Colony of 2050 - Popular Mechanics (blog) | Heron | Scoop.it
Okay, so maybe the moon base of the future won't look exactly like this, but the European Space Agency's vision addresses the key questions we need to answer before we go.
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Robot that moves like an inchworm could go places other robots can't

Robot that moves like an inchworm could go places other robots can't | Heron | Scoop.it
The peculiar way that an inchworm inches along a surface may not be fast compared to using legs, wings, or wheels, but it does have advantages when it comes to maneuvering in small spaces.

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Do Want: A Modular, Programmable Robot Made Of Paper And Cardboard - io9

Do Want: A Modular, Programmable Robot Made Of Paper And Cardboard - io9 | Heron | Scoop.it
ZURI is a DIY, programmable "Paperbot" system, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: The parts are built with paper and cardboard. Plus, the design is modular.
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The Robot Butler

Live in the future by living WITH the future. Introducing Robot Butler, the very first commercially viable robot created entirely for full home automation.

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The robotic worm - O'Reilly Radar

The robotic worm - O'Reilly Radar | Heron | Scoop.it
Editor's note: this is an excerpt from the latest edition of BioCoder; it is republished here with permission. Get your free copy of BioCoder Fall 2014 here. One...
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What Drones Are Learning From Insects (video) #drone #droneday

What Drones Are Learning From Insects (video) #drone #droneday | Heron | Scoop.it
via Beacon Reader: Large, unmanned aerial vehicles, aka UAVs or drones, look like regular (albeit, menacing) airplanes. But there are also small drones that look like big insects, and they’re being...
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MIT's Augmented Reality Room Shows What Robots Are Thinking - IEEE Spectrum

MIT's Augmented Reality Room Shows What Robots Are Thinking - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
Don't have a clue what your robot is doing? Neither do we, but MIT might be able to help you figure it out

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LT-Innovate's curator insight, November 5, 2014 4:24 PM

Would this be relevant to tracking social robots' decisions paths in HRI contexts? 

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Visualized: A table full of space elevator robot prototypes

Visualized: A table full of space elevator robot prototypes | Heron | Scoop.it
It's not every day you come across this sort of thing -- well, not unless your friends are the sort of folks who take it upon themselves to transform
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Could mini scouts be sent with rovers to Mars in future? 

Could mini scouts be sent with rovers to Mars in future?  | Heron | Scoop.it
Stevenage engineers are testing a new intelligent scout robot (shown). They say it could be deployed from a larger vehicle on the Martian surface. It would 'scurry' ahead to find objects of interest.
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Maker Club is hoping to start a 3D-printed home robot revolution - Gizmag

Maker Club is hoping to start a 3D-printed home robot revolution - Gizmag | Heron | Scoop.it
Brighton, UK-based Maker Club has launched a robotics project developed for the home and educational market that combines a custom control chip, a mobile ap...
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What can a robot learn from a flightless bird? Lots, it turns out. - Christian Science Monitor

What can a robot learn from a flightless bird? Lots, it turns out. - Christian Science Monitor | Heron | Scoop.it
A team of scientists studied five species of ground-running bird and found that, large or small, they all traverse terrain in the same way. Their gait will act as a model for the design of running robots.
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Arduino Programmable Robotic Arm

Arduino Programmable Robotic Arm | Heron | Scoop.it
This is a step by step guide on how to create a programmable robotic arm, either made yourself or one which you have bought.For this instructable I wi...

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These Submersible Sensors Measure All the Ways Dams Brutalize Fish | WIRED

These Submersible Sensors Measure All the Ways Dams Brutalize Fish | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
Scientists have created small fish-sized sensors that record how the little swimmers get spun, stunned, and barometrically burst in the hydroelectric gauntlet.
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UD robot helps find missing WWII planes

UD robot helps find missing WWII planes | Heron | Scoop.it
The marriage of high-tech science and historic research yields long-lost military planes
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Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel?

Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel? | Heron | Scoop.it
They can improve precision in surgery making it less invasive and speeding recovery; and in palliative care monitor vital signs and improve quality of life.

Via Alexander Crépin
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This Busting Spaceport Is Made Entirely of Legos - Popular Mechanics (blog)

This Busting Spaceport Is Made Entirely of Legos - Popular Mechanics (blog) | Heron | Scoop.it
Andrew Hamilton and Tim Goddard built a sprawling Lego metropolis to realize their vision of a future space colony.
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Public Lab: a DIY environmental science community

Public Lab: a DIY environmental science community | Heron | Scoop.it
Public Lab is an open community which collaboratively develops accessible, open source, Do-It-Yourself technologies for investigating local environmental health and justice issues.
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Beautiful fluid actuators from Disney Research make soft, safe, robot arms #Robotics

Beautiful fluid actuators from Disney Research make soft, safe, robot arms #Robotics | Heron | Scoop.it
Via IEEE Spectrum. Roboticists have long been trying to build robot arms that are light, nimble, and safe to operate near people. Some designs rely on compliant actuators, artificial muscles, or se...
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Creative Machines Art Exhibition at Goldsmiths Blurs Line Between Artist and Machine, Robotics #ArtTuesday

Creative Machines Art Exhibition at Goldsmiths Blurs Line Between Artist and Machine, Robotics  #ArtTuesday | Heron | Scoop.it
Creative Machines Art Exhibition at Goldsmiths Blurs Line Between Artist and Machine, from 3DPrintingIndustry.com: ...On 6th November 2014, if you are in or around London, you will be privy to a fa...
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PowerUp 3.0 - How to make paper airplanes into RC planes

PowerUp 3.0 - How to make paper airplanes into RC planes | Heron | Scoop.it
Power Up 3.0 is an amazing gadget that allows you to convert paper airplanes into rc planes that can be easily controlled by a smartphone with bluetooth
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Robot Folds Itself and Walks Away - YouTube

Printable, self-folding robot created by Harvard and MIT researchers. Learn more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/self-folding-...
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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...

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Progress to the Vertical Takeoff and Landing TF-X flying car

errafugia is pleased to announce the winner of their GrabCAD TF-X™ industrial design challenge.

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Baby robot penguin fools the real thing, all to protect the species

Baby robot penguin fools the real thing, all to protect the species | Heron | Scoop.it
Penguins are considered a pretty smart species, so don’t tell them they’ve recently been fooled by a four-wheeled rover robot disguised as a baby chick.
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RC is not a robot

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Meet the maker whose 3D printed designs bring Sci-Fi to life

Meet the maker whose 3D printed designs bring Sci-Fi to life | Heron | Scoop.it
Stephen Kongsle is a maker with 20 years 3D printing experience. His 3D printed designs will delight Sci-Fi fans and are perfect for Halloween.
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