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August 17, 2019 | Source: New Atlas, newatlas.com, Ben Coxworth, 14 August 2019
Astro Robo-Dog Packs an AI-Enabled "Brain" in its 3D-Printed Head
Astro utilizes a deep neural network to learn new tasks through a process of trial and errors and could find use in applications such as the detection of guns and explosives,...
August 13, 2019 | Source: Techxplore, 5 August 2019
A Novel Robotic Jellyfish Able to Perform 3-D Jet Propulsion and Maneuvers
As a source of inspiration, aquatic creatures such as fish, cetaceans, and jellyfish could inspire innovative designs to improve the ways that manmade systems operate in and...
July 8, 2019 | Source: Science Daily; sciencedaily.com; Hui-Juan Zhan, et al; University of Science and Technology of China; 6 June 2019
A Polar-Bear-Inspired Material for Heat Insulation
For polar bears, the insulation provided by their fat, skin, and fur is a matter of survival in the frigid Arctic. For engineers, polar bear hair is a dream template for synthetic...
Survivability and Vulnerability
July 5, 2019 | Source: New Scientist, newscientist.com, Donna Lu, 26 June 2019
Four-Winged Flying Insect Robot Weighs Under a Gram
Solar-powered winged robot has become the lightest machine capable of flying without being attached to a power source. Weighing just 259 milligrams, the insect-inspired RoboBee X-...
May 20, 2019 | Source: Purdue University, purdue.edu, Kayla Wiles & Xinyan Deng, 9 May 2019
Hummingbird Robot Using AI to Go Soon Where Drones Can’t
What can fly like a bird and hover like an insect? Your friendly neighborhood hummingbirds. If drones had this combo, they would be able to maneuver better through collapsed...
January 10, 2019 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, militaryaerospace.com, John Keller, 7 July 2018
DARPA Eyes Tiny Insects as Models for Advanced SWaP-Constrained Artificial Intelligence (AI) Computing
ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. military researchers are drawing on the evolution very small flying insects to improve artificial intelligence (AI) computing with reduced training times,...
December 17, 2018 | Source: Business Insider, nordic.businessinsider.com, Sten Lock, 29 May 2018
Reykjavik University Achieves Holy Grail of Airborne Technology-Drone That Looks and Flies Like a Bird
Drones are all the rage these days, but the technology still has its limitations. Drones can be noisy and easily spotted, which makes them difficult to use for surveillance...
Survivability and Vulnerability
November 5, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, Evan Ackerman, 15 May 2018
Laser-Powered Robot Insect Achieves Lift-Off
Everything is better with lasers, especially tiny robot insects. For robots of all sizes, power is a fundamental problem. Any robot that moves is constrained in one way or another...
October 8, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army, arl.army.mil, 15 Mar 2018, ARL Public Affairs
Scientists Mimic Neural Tissue in Army-Funded Research
"Enabling a breakthrough in robotic augmentation of high-tempo military maneuver and operations requires disrupting the notion of an intelligent system as a rigid multi-body...
October 8, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 28 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Novel 3d Printing Method Embeds Sensing Capabilities Within Robotic Actuators
Researchers at Harvard University have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart, but none of these devices...