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Drones That Recharge Themselves On Power Lines

04/11/2014, Drones have been in the limelight recently, where at least one of the stories do not actually bring any kind of comfort to us ordinary folk. After all, who would want a drone to actually crash into you while you are outdoors? Those things aren’t exactly...

Drone Crashes Into Athlete, Investigation Launched

04/07/2014, Drones, for the most part, can be operated by anyone who knows what they’re doing and you don’t really need a license for it, although it seems that licenses could be considered, not just for commerical use, in the future, especially when a recent...

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Drone With 3-Axis Stabilization Unveiled

04/07/2014, One of the uses of drones, at least for regular folks, is that it can be used to record video and shoot photos from heights and angles that we normally wouldn’t be able to reach. Sure, you could hire a helicopter to take you around, but it’s not as...

Threes Playing Robot Outdoes Human Opponents

04/06/2014, The tables have been turned – once in a legend, there was a man known as John Henry, who wanted to prove that humans are better than machines by besting a steam powered hammer. This time around, we have a machine that intends to prove it is better...

Robot Exoskeleton Allows 4-Year Old Girl Work Her Arms

04/04/2014, Exoskeletons used to be the stuff of dreams, where my first exposure to an exoskeleton was when Ellen Ripley went mano a mano with the Alien Queen. Over the years, however, technology has advanced to such a degree that it might feature in our day-to-day...

Robo-roo Can Hop Around Forever Theoretically

04/03/2014, No, the Robo-roo is not a bionic version of Manchester United’s best paid player in history, Wayne Rooney, but rather, is an affectionate name for this bizarre looking bionic kangaroo which boasts of self-recharging legs, virtually allowing it to hop...

Ecoppia E4 Robots Clean Solar Panels Without Using Water

04/02/2014, Israel is a hotbed of technology and research, being an oasis of sorts in the desert, too. Still, water is a precious commodity, and all effort must be made to conserve as much water as possible. Ketura Sun, a large commercial solar field in Israel, has a...

Crabster Robot Could Change The Way We Explore Underwater Sites

03/28/2014, This looks like one of those headcrabs from Half-Life, albeit it being a mechanized one. Known as the Crabster, this is a robotic wonder which has the ability to revolutionize underwater exploration, thanks to the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and...

SociBot Mini Predicts Emotions, “Wears” Human Faces

03/27/2014, It goes without saying that the modern day computer interface has come a long way from the humble days of the typewriter, and a possible area to explore in the future could be social hardware – the software’s already in place with the likes of...

Glaucus Robot Can Be Inflated, Looks Soft And Squishy

03/26/2014, When we talk about robots, most of the time the images that come into one’s mind are those that hail from the likes of the Transformers, or perhaps even movies such as Pacific Rim and Real Steel. Well, aren’t robots supposed to be built that way...

Droplet Robot Sprinkler Delivers Efficiency In Watering Plants

03/25/2014, Robots are here to stay, that goes without saying. The thing is, just what is the extent that you would want a particular robot to help you out around the house? Some chores like vacuuming the floor can be left entirely to the robot vacuum cleaner to get...

Masked Animatronic Robot Dances In An Extremely Lifelike Manner

03/24/2014, The uncanny valley is not a physical place, but rather, it is the idea of a robot being so human-like in behavior, that it can get rather creepy to boot. Artist Jordan Wolfson has crossed into such a territory as you can see from the video above, where...

Bionic Handling Assistant A Glimpse To A Doc Ock Future

03/24/2014, It was four years back that a certain German engineering firm known as Festo thought up of a concept for a robotic arm. This particular idea of theirs seemed to be an amalgamation of an iron snake, a mechanical claw, as well as a tentacle straight out of...

New Drone Could Usher In A Modern Day Quidditch Equivalent

03/23/2014, I am not quite sure about you, but for most of the time, humanity has had their feed grounded. Yes sir, grounded when we play games, ranging from soccer to football, basketball, and others as the force of gravity helps keep everything and everyone rooted...