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Meet Baxter's Brother: Sawyer | Robot Magazine

Rethink Robotics has announced a new addition to their robot family: Sawyer, a single-armed robot designed for machine tending, circuit board testing and other
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Empa - Towards "printed" organic solar cells and LEDs

Empa - Towards "printed" organic solar cells and LEDs | Heron | Scoop.it
Flexible optoelectronic devices that can be produced roll-to-roll – much like newspapers are printed – are a highly promising path to cheaper devices such as solar cells and LED lighting panels. Scientists from "TREASORES" project present prototype flexible solar cell modules as well as novel silver-based transparent electrodes that outperform currently used materials.
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Build-It-Yourself Drones Take LEGO to a Whole New Level - Drone 360

Build-It-Yourself Drones Take LEGO to a Whole New Level - Drone 360 | Heron | Scoop.it
Get the dual satisfaction of building something yourself and flying it with Brickdrones' LEGO drone kits.
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Chaos™ Small Robot Platform (v. 2) - YouTube

http://www.asirobots.com The Chaos High Mobility Robot is more capable than ever, with hot-swappable internal battery/payload bays and the ability to carry o...

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Build-It-Yourself Drones Take LEGO to a Whole New Level - Drone 360

Build-It-Yourself Drones Take LEGO to a Whole New Level - Drone 360 | Heron | Scoop.it
Get the dual satisfaction of building something yourself and flying it with Brickdrones' LEGO drone kits.
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Arduino Robot Tutorial

Arduino Robot Tutorial | Heron | Scoop.it
I was searching the Instructable database for a tutorial for the official Arduino Robot, but I could not find one! So I mad this tutorial to help othe...

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Why do we find it hard to torture robots?

Why do we find it hard to torture robots? | Heron | Scoop.it
Meet DAR-1. He might not look like much, but robots like him are showing startling new ways that humans can interact with machines

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Now there’s a robot that talks to you like a doctor – and makes a diagnosis

Now there’s a robot that talks to you like a doctor – and makes a diagnosis | Heron | Scoop.it
C3PO and R2D2 aren’t as far away as you might think.

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PLEN2: An Open Source, 3D Printable Robot on Kickstarter

PLEN2: An Open Source, 3D Printable Robot on Kickstarter | Heron | Scoop.it
The PLEN2 can carry small items, dance around, or play a game of soccer on your desktop and you can make it all happen via a smartphone or PC or a whole range o

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PLEN2: An Open Source, 3D Printable Robot on Kickstarter http://3dprint.com/51640/plen2-3d-printable-robot/

Hyunghwan Shin's curator insight, March 17, 2015 10:42 PM

Robot!

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Secure charging station for electric cars

Future visions of electromobility include a comprehensive charging station network. However, it would be impossible to monitor them all in order to protect them from being manipulated. Under the umbrella of the “SecMobil” project, engineers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), headed by Prof Dr Tim Güneysu and in collaboration with project partners, developed a new sensor for charging stations which unites three functions: in one chip, charging current is measured, manipulation to charging station is detected and all data are encoded, before being forwarded to the provider for invoicing purposes.

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CLICK HERE to support Percepto: Computer Vision Apps For Drones

CLICK HERE to support Percepto: Computer Vision Apps For Drones | Heron | Scoop.it
Percepto Plug & Play Computer Vision Add-On Brings Endless App Potential To Drones | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Carbon3D | CLIP Technology - Breakthrough technology centered on tunable photochemical process for layerless 3D printing

Carbon3D lives at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science. Our CLIP technology allows commercial customers to go beyond 3dprinting/additive manufacturing to truly achieve 3D manufacturing
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NASA's testing its far-out electric plane concept

NASA's testing its far-out electric plane concept | Heron | Scoop.it
NASA's set to test a wing concept it says "may herald (the) future" of electric planes, but it almost looks like a joke -- it has one-third the wing area
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Involute spur gear generator and simulator

Involute spur gear generator and simulator | Heron | Scoop.it
Gear Generator is a tool for creating involute spur gears and download them in SVG format. In addition it let you compose full gear layouts with connetcted gears to design multiple gears system with control of the input/output ratio and rotation speed. Gears can be animated with various speed to demonstrate working mechanism
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A new computer vision system helps estimate the compactness of the bunches of grapes in vineyards objectively and non-invasively

Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Valencian Institute of Agrarian Research (IVIA) and the Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino (Research Centre of Vine-and- Wine-related Science) (ICVV) (University of La Rioja-CSIC-Government of La Rioja) have developed a new computer vision system that helps to determine the compactness of bunches of grapes, a characteristic that strongly influences the quality of the grape and the wine. Their results have been published in the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, the most prestigious scientific journal in the world in the area of viticulture.

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PressTV-Autistic boy building Titanic with Legos

PressTV-Autistic boy building Titanic with Legos | Heron | Scoop.it
Eleven-year old Brynjar Karl Birgisson, an autistic boy in Iceland, is building a 6-meter-long model of the Titanic out of Lego cubes.
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Raspberry Why?: Agobo The Hackable Raspberry Pi Robot - now with emotions

Raspberry Why?: Agobo The Hackable Raspberry Pi Robot - now with emotions | Heron | Scoop.it
RT @NeilBizzell: Details of my smiling @Raspberry_Pi robot based on Agobo by @4tronix_uk - http://t.co/I5oxJ42Ydu http://t.co/HLbJ5mTq38

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Meet Atrias, A Bipedal Robot That Will Debut At The Darpa Robotics Challenge ... - International Business Times

Meet Atrias, A Bipedal Robot That Will Debut At The Darpa Robotics Challenge ... - International Business Times | Heron | Scoop.it
Oregon State University's Atrias robot is busy training for its debut at the Darpa Robotics Challenge in June.
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Robot capable of sorting through and folding piles of rumpled clothes - Phys.Org

Robot capable of sorting through and folding piles of rumpled clothes - Phys.Org | Heron | Scoop.it
Advancements in robotics have enabled humankind to automate a whole range of industrial processes, leading to more efficient and safer production and helping to expand our knowledge through scientific discovery.
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SXSW Debuts Robot Petting Zoo For A Personal Peek Into The Future

SXSW Debuts Robot Petting Zoo For A Personal Peek Into The Future | Heron | Scoop.it
Robots are coming — in fact they're already here. One exhibit at the South by Southwest interactive festival lets visitors get up close and personal to our future overlords.
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MIT Researchers 3D Print Shape Shifting Materials, Could Lead to New Types of Robots

MIT Researchers 3D Print Shape Shifting Materials, Could Lead to New Types of Robots | Heron | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers, with the help of 3D printing, have developed a material that can switch between hard and soft. The material i

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Open Source, 3D Printed Rocket Engines - Hackaday

Open Source, 3D Printed Rocket Engines - Hackaday | Heron | Scoop.it
A liquid-fuel rocket engine is just about the hardest thing anyone could ever build. There are considerations for thermodynamics, machining, electronics, material science, and software just to have s...
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The 'Analog Memory Desk' Has a Built-in Scrolling Paper Surface for Recording 1,100 Yards of Sketches and Ideas

The 'Analog Memory Desk' Has a Built-in Scrolling Paper Surface for Recording 1,100 Yards of Sketches and Ideas | Heron | Scoop.it
Driven by an obsession of how people record and recall memories, MCAD student Kirsten Camara designed the Analog Memory Desk, what could be the ultimate sketching surface. The desk has a built-in mechanism for scrolling 1,100 yards of butcher paper on rolls embedded in its legs, a sort of tableclo
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Production BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Headed For 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

Production BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Headed For 2015 Shanghai Auto Show | Heron | Scoop.it
After a series of concept versions, BMW has finally revealed its plug-in hybrid X5 in production trim. The vehicle makes its debut next month at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show and should be on sale here in the U.S. before the year is out, making it a 2016 model. The vehicle is badged an X5 xDrive40e...
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