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Self Assembling Robots

“A little bit of science fiction is becoming a reality” as small robots are being created that can self assemble into a larger functional robot. This video at times is a bit strange, but also very exciting in terms of what it has to possibly offer. +70   

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Alpha Dog

Some of you may remember the big dog, a prototype support system for the US Marine Corps.  AlphaDog Proto is the upgraded version of the original, highly successful Big Dog. Although it is still a lab prototype for the Legged Squad Support System, it already demonstrates some impressive qualities. When fully developed the system will […]

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Classical Mechanical Principles


Some things never get old. This video documents some of the most original and creative linkages in Mechanical engineering. Some may be obsolete, but the ideas behind the mechanisms are all unique and very imaginative. I promise that at least 5 of the linkages will make you scratch your head… Have you ever seen an […]

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Sand Flea Off-road Robot

An obstacle is in your way? Well with Boston Dynamic’s latest, you can simply jump over whatever is in your path. Equipped with a CO2 powered piston, the “sand flea” is a off-road bot that can carry a camera and take footage of hard to reach places. The video shows some of the amazing maneuvers this can accomplish. Surprised that it always […]

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Man Controls Robotic Hand with Mind

For a month, This determined man’s amputated arm was connected to a robotic limb, allowing him to feel sensations and control the prosthetic arm with his thoughts. He says “I closed my eyes, and repeated ‘your hand exists, you can close your fist.’ When I finally succeeded after a month at closing my new hand, I felt […]

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Flying Quad-rotors play James Bond

The University of Pennsylvania has been doing some great research with quad-rotor aircraft, and agressive, precise maneuvers autonomously with these platforms. This video showing the robots autonomously playing the James Bond theme is a more whimsical application of the  flying machines. The variety of instruments and the superb control over the flight demonstrated in the video is just awesome! +100 […]

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Like to sketch in your free time, well this robot can draw quite a few shapes on the whiteboard with a dry-erase marker. With a very small setup, it is able to suspend itself on strings and move around to draw an image. Who knows, some day we may ask it to draw us a […]

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