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Jennifish The Robotic Jellyfish

While a student at Florida Atlantic University Jennifer Frame developed a robotic jellyfish she called Jennifish. The robot is made of silicone rubber and uses a Teensy microcontroller to control its actions. Small pumps on the underside take water in and … Continue reading

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Nybble The Robotic Kitten

Meet Nybbles, the side project of Dr. Rongzhong Li.  While teaching computer science, Dr Li developed an interest in robotics and soon began tinkering with microcontrollers. Recently Dr Li launched the company Petoi with Nybble as its first product currently … Continue reading

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Atlas Now Does Parkour

Atlas, the human like robot from Boston Dynamics now does parkour. Atlas is just under 5′ tall and weighs about 165 pounds. Thanks to 28 different joints Atlas is very agile and also sport LiDAR and Stereo Vision. In the … Continue reading

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Iron Ox Robotic Farming

As we get closer to robotic farming, one company near San Fransisco aims to make it a reality. Iron Ox uses two robots in its 8,000 sq ft hydroponic farm facility. One robot carries the heavy trays around while another … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Robot

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) doctoral graduate You Wu has created a soft robot called Lighthouse that can find pipe leaks.  Looking like a badminton shuttlecock, the robot can detect leaks as small as 4mm. Because of the robots shape, … Continue reading

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