Tag Archives: Robotics

Swarm technology

Professor Vijay Kumar and his team have come quite far in the field of swarm control. With their tiny quadrocopters they take the cooperation of technology to a new level. Some of his research is available from www.roboticsproceedings.org on subjects … Continue reading

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From BigDog to Cheetah

The robotics company Boston Dynamics have recently broken the land speed record for walking robots with their new four legged Cheetah, which looks like an advanced version of their previous model BigDog. Reaching 29 km/h on a running track the … Continue reading

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Human exoskeleton suits

The once futuristic Iron Mans robotic suite from Marvel is no longer just fiction. Development has in this area finally caught up with science fiction thanks to the complete robotic exoskeleton for humans, XO2, developed by the company Raytheon. And … Continue reading

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The Beer bot

A milestone in modern technology has been reached with the development of the beer fetching house robot PR2 from Willow Garage. A must have for every one that has $400 000 to spare. In addition to the essential beer fetching … Continue reading

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German engineering in the sky

By studying the flight of seagulls the German automation company Festo has managed to create a birdlike robot, SmartBird, that is powered by wing strokes rather than propellers. A cleaver piece of engineering that uses lightweight materials to make this … Continue reading

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