like, is this for real?
because it’s totally awesome if it is.
…just wild beat communication…
Remote-controlled drone that flies and is in the form of a dragonfly - video embedded below:
With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly. Just like its model in nature, this ultralight flying object can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings.
Boston Dynamics unveils brick-hurling robot monster
BigDog handles heavy objects. The goal is to use the strength of the legs and torso to help power motions of the arm. This sort of dynamic, whole-body approach is routinely used by human athletes and animals, and will enhance the performance of advanced robots. The control techniques and actuators needed for dynamic manipulation are being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from the Army Research Laboratory’s RCTA program.
This 5-year old was born without fingers in his right hand, but now he uses a robohand, which you can see in action in this amazing YouTube video. 3D printers built his robohand, and here’s how: http://ars.to/11uvUCx
Scientists have built a man from artificial limbs, and while he might not be a bionic superhero, he cost a lot less to create than The Six Million Dollar Man. One million dollar Rex – short for robotic exoskeletons – was built using the most advanced artificial limbs and organs from across the world. And he shows that from bionic arms and legs to artificial organs, science is beginning to catch up with science fiction in the race to replace body parts with man-made alternatives. In the 70s TV series The Six Million Dollar Man astronaut Steve Austin, played by Lee Majors, was left horribly injured after his craft crashed and was given a bionic arm and legs and an artificial zoom-lens eye. 6ft Rex also raises ethical dilemmas, as research on advanced prosthetic arms and legs, as well as artificial eyes, hearts, lungs - and even hybrids between computer chips and living brains - means that scientists can not only replace body parts but may even be able to improve on human abilities. This has led scientists to warn against creating a modern Frankenstein. (via Scientists build the One Million Dollar man - Telegraph)
Steve Hassenplug and his friends John Brost, Ron McRae and Bryan Bonahoom built robotic Monsterchess from Lego inspired on the Harry Potter part one. This Monsterchess finished with more than 100,000 Lego pieces. They took standard Lego baseplates and designed robotic bases for each piece. To balance them they placed four caster wheels and two electric motor powered wheels that provide movement for every piece.
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This robot baby is terrifying.