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BaTboT is up for imitating smart bat maneuvers

(Phys.org) -- Robotics researchers in Spain and the U.S. are studying bats for their design work on drones. Bat wings are highly articulated, with skeletons similar to those of human arms and hands. The researchers ...

Jun 03, 2012 report
5 / 5 (4) 6 | with audio podcast

Bird-like robot perches on a human hand (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) -- Among the many challenges of designing flying robots is getting them to land gracefully. By taking a cue from birds, a team of engineers has developed a flapping-wing flying robot that can land ...

May 03, 2012 weblog
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Robot arm at MIT will weave its own web (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) -- The Mediated Matter Group from the MIT Media Lab is working on a robot that might one day spin its own webs. Project team members are training a robot to weave a web-like architecture, similar to the way a ...

Apr 29, 2012 weblog
3.6 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

New robot 'Cheetah' breaks land-speed record

(PhysOrg.com) -- Up till now researchers at Boston Dynamics have demonstrated four legged robots that appear meant to carry heavy loads as they tromp through and over rough terrain (e.g. Alpha Dog and Petman, LS3). Now it appears they’ve taken a different approach in looking ...

Mar 06, 2012 report
4.9 / 5 (15) 17 | with audio podcast