Category Archives: Animals

BionicANTs From FESTO

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 … Continue reading

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Bat Bot

In another case of biomimicry, scientists from Caltech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a flying robot called Bat Bot. Weighing only 93 grams, Bat Bot has a roughly one foot wingspan. The key here for the scientists … Continue reading

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World’s First Bionic Cat?

Oscar, a British black cat had a terrible farming accident involving a combine harvester and lost both of his rear paws and part of his legs last October. Oscar was taken to Noel Fitzpatrick, a veterinarian in Surrey.  Working with … Continue reading

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Spider Robot

Using a Javelin Stamp as the micro controller brain and an ultrasonic range sensor for eyes, Steffen Schütte from Germany created this cute six legged robot called RoboSpider. Based on readings from the sensors, the robot then executes one of … Continue reading

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SparkFun’s 2010 Autonomus Vehicle Competition

Sparkfun’s competition from last year seemed like a ton of fun.  The basic idea is to create a vehicle that can go completely around SparkFun headquarters in Colorado.  Once the vehicle has started, you cannot assist it with a remote … Continue reading

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