Monthly Archives May 2016

The rise and rise of the robotic sensor

By 2020, there will be 50 billion sensors observing activity on earth and driving the Industrial Internet. A sensor can be a microphone, a gyroscope, a camera, an electrical transducer, a little bit of fiche-like film, even a knitted fabric (yes, really!). And on top of the fact that they’re generating unbelievable reams of data, sensors are simply improving our lives. Here are seven cool sensor set-ups collecting real-time data to lend a powerful helping hand to the environment, winemakers, the sick, populations in peril—and even your tennis game.

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1…Unmanned, up there and upping the agriculture ante

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Large-area, high-altitude, multi-spectral image of fields, captured from a UAV...

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Meet the Dazzling Flying Futuristic Drone Machines

 

When you hear the word “drone,” you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that’s ambivalent to orientation … to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters. Prepare to be dazzled by a dreamy, swirling array of flying machines as they dance like fireflies above the TED stage.

DRONES OF THE FUTURE PRESENTATION

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Henry Sapiecha

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Drone for this Week: This Unmanned Aircraft Flies With Only One Moving Part

STRANGE & NOT VERY USEFUL BUT SEE WHERE & HOW IT GOES.

The Monospinner, developed at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (IDSC), boasts being the “mechanically simplest controllable flying machine in existence,” integrating only one moving part: the rotating propeller.

That’s it.

It has no other parts—no flats, hinges, or control surfaces. No valves or other actuators.

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While the Monospinner can’t hover like a multicopter, its asymmetrical design, providing a constant angular speed and propeller force, enables it to remain in one position. Feedback control keeps the aircraft near its equilibrium.

The drone was developed by researchers Weixuan Zhang, Mark W. Mueller, and Raffaello D’Andrea.

But while it boasts frugality, the drone can’t reall...

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Future Robotic DroneTechnologies Secrets That Will Blow Your Mind (Full New Documentary)

THIS DRONE ROBOTIC DOCUMENTARY IS A MUST WATCH VIDEO

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Henry Sapiecha

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Rise of the robots sparks an investment bonanza

Global influx of auto machines set to open one of the brightest new tech markets

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The future is almost here: from machines that can work alongside us to those built with human characteristics that can act as personal assistants or even companions, robots are starting to walk out of the lab and into our lives

An army of robots is on the move.

In warehouses, hospitals and retail stores, and on city streets, industrial parks and the footpaths of college campuses, the first representatives of this new invading force are starting to become apparent.

“The robots are among us,” says Steve Jurvetson, a Silicon Valley investor and a director at Elon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX companies, which have relied heavily on robotics...

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