Category Archives: Animals

Robot Recreates Walk Of A 300 Million Year Old Fossil

Scientists at EPFL’s Biorobotics Laboratory and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory Image Knowledge Gestaltung at Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin set out discover how a 300 million year old animal walked. Orobates-Pabsti is the oldest-known vertebrate for which scientists have been able to … Continue reading

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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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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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