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MantaDroid

MantaDroid is an underwater Manta ray shaped robot. Developed by researchers Chew Chee Meng and Yeo Khoon Seng from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Mechanical Engineering, the robot is driven by flexible pectoral fins. The robot can swim for at 0.7m … Continue reading

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Artificial Muscles Lift 1,000 Times Their Own Weight

A study published this week in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) is authored by researchers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The researchers have developed artificial muscles capable of lifting 1,000 … Continue reading

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Secret Agent Fish

Researchers at EPFL’s Robotic Systems Laboratory have developed a “secret agent” fish robot.  The idea is that the robot will mimic the behavior of the fish and join in the school to better understand the fish behavior. Led by Professor Francesco … Continue reading

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Waymo

Waymo, a company that spun off from Google in 2016, is set to have completely driverless cars with passengers in Phoenix soon. They are currently testing Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans with no humans at all inside on public roads in … Continue reading

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Sony’s New aibo

Sony is re-introducing it’s robotic dog aibo. Originally called Aibo and available from 1999 – 2006.  Starting in January of 2018 if you live in Japan, you can purchase the new aibo for 179,000 yen (about $1,739 US). The new … Continue reading

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