Monthly Archives August 2015

SOME AWESOME ROBOT VIDEOS TO SEE WHERE THE FUTURE MAY BE

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Henry Sapiecha

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ROBOTIC SPIDER VIDEO ON SHOW WITH MANY FUNCTIONS

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We’re back in Adam’s cave to check out his latest obsession, a robot spider with incredibly realistic movement. Adam shows off the special box and platform he built to tinker and calibrate the spider, and then sends it crawling around the pool table in his shop. It’s not for the arachnophobic!

Find out more about the Robugtix here: http://www.robugtix.com/

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Henry Sapiecha

 

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The robot that BREEDS: ‘Mother’ machine builds and tests ‘children’ models to make each generation better than the last

Roboticists built a 'mother' robot (right) image ww.spy-drones.com

  • Roboticists built a ‘mother’ robot that independently builds ‘child’ models
  • It tests each ‘child’ to see which ones perform best at certain tasks
  • This ‘mother’ then uses the results to inform the design of the next ‘child’
  • Results show that preferential traits are passed down from one generation to the next – similar to how natural selection works in animals
During five experiments, the 'mother' designed, built and tested generations of ten 'children'image www.spy-drones.com

It may sound like the stuff of terrifying dystopian science fiction, but researchers have created robots that breed and evolve without any human interference.

The roboticists built a ‘mother’ machine that independently builds its own ‘children’ and tests which ones perform best at certain tasks.

This ‘mother’ then uses the results to inform the design of the next ‘child’, so that preferential traits are passed down from one gen...

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Engineer building a quadcopter drone big enough to ride

Dutch engineer Thorstin Crijns rides on a prototype Quadro.

Quadcopters are a popular choice of unmanned aerial vehicle by drone developers hoping to reduce the costs and improve on the safety record of helicopters.

Online retail giant Amazon hopes to offer delivery by drone in the United States by the end of 2016.

Now a Dutch software engineer is working on a quadcopter that he says will be able to deliver much more. Thorstin Crijns envisions a quadcopter that can transport passengers autonomously, without manual control.

“The main goal of this project is to create a system where passenger can sit in and automatically go to his desired location without manually driving it, so it should be done automatically...

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