Bee+ micro-scale robot flyer gets four wings flapping

Combining, among other things, suction cups and shower hoses, robotics researchers have created a flexible-bodied wall-climbing robot said to be inspired by one of nature's congenital suckers: the leech. Said robot, dubbed LEeCH for reasons we shall explore presently, can climb vertical surfaces in any direction and notably make the transition from one side of the wall to the other. The researchers are calling it a "world's first achievement in developing soft and flexible robot that is capable of free movement on a wall.".. Continue Reading Leech-like climbing robot a world first in free movement Category: Robotics Tags: Biomimetic Biomimicry Robotics Toyohashi University of Technology University of Cambridge

Bee+ micro-scale robot flyer gets four wings flapping

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Thu 16 May 19 from Gizmag

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Wed 15 May 19 from Newscientist

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Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory flew a fleet of 30 miniature autonomous blimps in unison to test the swarming behavior of autonomous systems. The blimps responded to each other ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

A tiny four-winged robotic insect flies more like the real thing

Flying robots are more agile with four wings than two. Engineers halved the weight of a crucial component to make that possible.

Wed 15 May 19 from MIT Technology Review

Butterfly temperature research 'could boost survival chances'

Conservationists hope the results will help them understand how butterflies survive in a warming climate.

Tue 14 May 19 from BBC News

Leech-like climbing robot a world first in free movement

Combining, among other things, suction cups and shower hoses, robotics researchers have created a flexible-bodied wall-climbing robot said to be inspired by one of nature's congenital ...

Mon 13 May 19 from Gizmag

Ford is using a smart, self-driving factory robot to free up employee time

As work on self-driving cars continues, Ford is making use of a new self-driving factory robot that can deliver parts quickly and efficiently, modify its routes based on obstacles in ...

Fri 10 May 19 from Gizmag

Video Friday: This Drone Is a Flying Tray for Your Smart Home

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Fri 10 May 19 from IEEE Spectrum

The revolution of plantoids

Robots are usually inspired by humans and animals. But the next frontier is plantoids, plant robots that move and explore the environment with smart sensors. Researcher Barbara Mazzolai has ...

Fri 10 May 19 from Phys.org

Scientists create a four-winged robot insect that flies with grace

It's difficult to make an insect-like flying robot -- realistic four-winged bots are typically too heavy, while lighter two-winged models tend to fly erratically. USC researchers ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Engadget

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