Robotics

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Robotic Dragonfly Added to Festo’s Impressive Stable of Robots

Festo produce some of the most remarkable biology inspired robots. Their latest offering is a robotic dragonfly called the BionicOpter. It has a wingspan of 63cm and weighs just 175grams and can mimic all the forms of flight of a real dragonfly including up and down, forwards, backwards and to the side. The flapping wing …

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Drones that Harvest Energy and Live in the Wild

I love this concept, that Drones can harvest energy from power lines and effectively live in the wild. We’ve seen basic BEAM (Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, and Mechanics) robots harvest solar energy, but this adds another dimension. One day if we ever develop artificial intelligence, you can imagine robots like this living in the wild and …

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