FESTO has created the bionicANTs or robotic ants. While not new, we somehow did not write about them when they came out.
The ants works like real ants and can communicate and cooperate with one another.
Using piezo technology, the ants have about a 40 minute run time with 2 7.2v rechargeable batteries.
The ants can also use their antenna to recharge their batteries from a live rail.
Posted in Animals, Research
Sally is also a restaurant employee who is never late, does not call in sick and cheerfully keeps your salad ingredients at the proper temperature.
Sally only takes up 30″ x 30 ” and produces yummy salads.
Utilizing a touch screen and up to 21 different ingredients, Sally dispenses the salads on demand.
Sally is the new friendlier hygienic salad bar built for the 21st century.
Q.bo One is an open source robot for the whole family currently on Indiegogo from Thecorpora Robotic Company.
Q.bo One has a variety of sensors that allow it to see, hear, speak and do facial recognition.
A fully assembled Q.bo One will cost you $499, but there are cheaper developer kits available. Delivery is slated for December of 2017.
Bosch Corporation, a subsidiary of Bosch Group is launching into the agricultural sector with the arrival of Plantect.
Using sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, sunlight, and carbon dioxide in a greenhouse, the Plantect system then transfers the data to the cloud where some magic AI happens. Part of the AI is used for predicting plant diseases based on sensor data and other research.
Posted in Agriculture
Tagged AI, Bosch
Miimo is another lawn mowing robot, this time from Honda. Honda is offering two models, the HRM 310 model, and the HRM 520 model.
HRM 310 can mow up to .37 acres and the HRM 520 can mow up to .75 acres at a time before needing a recharge.
You can choose from random, directional or mixed cutting modes. Miimo stays on your lawn thanks to a perimeter wire you install. Starting at $2,499, the Miimo is on sale in the US as of June 2017.