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Meet Poppy, the printable robot

Meet Poppy, the printable robot | Heron | Scoop.it
An the open-source, 3D-printed robot is set to inspire innovation in classrooms

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Japanese Engineers Create Real Life Transformer That Turns From A Robot Into A Car! [Video] - Breaking news around the worldBreaking news around the world

Japanese Engineers Create Real Life Transformer That Turns From A Robot Into A Car! [Video] - Breaking news around the worldBreaking news around the world | Heron | Scoop.it
It is possibly every movie buff’s dream to own a Transformer – you know, the kind that you have seen in the famous Transformers series of movies. The dream to own your personal walking and talking robot sidekick that when required, can also transform into a car is compelling. To recreate t... http://www.newsyab.com/japanese-engineers-create-real-life-transformer-that-turns-from-a-robot-into-a-car-video/

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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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Video: Watch Flying Robots Cooperate, Throw and Catch Balls | Robohub

Video: Watch Flying Robots Cooperate, Throw and Catch Balls | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it

The quadrocopters are attached to an elastic net. The net allows them to catch the ball by moving such that they span the net under the falling ball. Since the net is elastic, the quadrocopters can not just catch but also toss the ball back into the air by rapidly accelerating outwards, thereby stretching the net and launching the ball from it.


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Really! Can Robots fly? | News Nation

Really! Can Robots fly? | News Nation | Heron | Scoop.it
The new robot uses adaptive morphology inspired by the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus, meaning that the wings have been actuated using a foldable skeleton mechanism covered with a soft fabric such that they can be used both as wings and as...

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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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New issue of IEEE Robotics journal does deep comparison of ArduCopter, other open source FCs - DIY Drones

New issue of IEEE Robotics journal does deep comparison of ArduCopter, other open source FCs - DIY Drones | Heron | Scoop.it
Doug Weibel writes: I just got the most recent issue of IEEE Robotics and Automation magazine, which has a theme of quadcopters as robotics research platforms.…...

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Romo the robot uses your smartphone as its brain

Romo the robot uses your smartphone as its brain | Heron | Scoop.it
Remember Romo? The robot smartphone dock that was first spotted over at Kickstarter? Well, the project actually kicked off and Romo is now available for only $149 via Romotive.

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