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TAUB, The Locust Inspired Robot

A researcher from Tel Aviv University has developed a locust inspired robot called TAUB that can jump up to 11 feet high and go forward 4.5 feet. Using 3d printing for the plastic parts, carbon rods, tension springs and a … Continue reading

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Landmine Diffusing Robot

Students from the University of Waterloo have created a robot for defusing landmines. Richard Yim, the founder and CEO of Landmine Boys, was born in Cambodia and is now attending Waterloo University in Canada as a mechanical engineering student.

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Bio Bots Moved By Light

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed biological robots that are moved by light.  Rashid Bashir, head of bioengineering, and other colleagues have created the robots. Using optogenetics, the researchers can control the tiny robot by light.  Skeletal muscle … Continue reading

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Bionic Finger

Bionic hands have been around for several years now, but bionic fingers enabling a sense of touch are new. For the first time a bionic finger has enabled a person to tell the difference between rough and smooth surfaces with … Continue reading

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UAV Flies Indoors

The Robust Robotics Group at MIT has developed an algorithm that allows a fixed wing plane to fly indoors. AUVs usually fly outside and rely on GPS to help navigate. Using a fixed 2 meter winged plan indoors without GPS … Continue reading

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