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Octopus Clears Rubble

Years after the 2011 Fukushima quake-tsunami disaster, rubble is still being cleared. To aid in cleaning up the area, Japanese researchers have developed a 4-arm, 4-wheeled crawler bot, which aims to help clear the rubble, as well as save lives. Dubbed the “Octopus” because of its 8 limbs, this remote controlled bot can be fitted […]

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Balloon Animal Bot?

Clowns are creepy. But the balloon animals they make are great! Don’t you fret, because RE2 Robotics has got your back! The Highly Dexterous Manipulation System, or HDMS, includes dual robotic manipulator arms mounted on a movable humanoid torso, which can be easily mounted onto a robotic platform to perform a multitude of tasks. As […]

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Spot

You all remember Spot, that cute and adorable yellow dog from those children’s books, right? Well this Spot will turn that Spot into a red spot on the ground. Developed by Boston Dynamics, Spot is Big Dog’s younger sibling, has 4 hydraulic legs, a sensor for a head, and some crazy ability to take abuse […]

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Robotic Turtles

Since the dawn of the technological age, and even before that, researchers have been fascinated with trying to mimic nature and natural behaviors. In the underwater robotics world, the robot of choice would be a small autonomous bot that can sink and dive quickly, without a ballast system. Researchers at the National University of Singapore […]

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Real-Life Cyborg?

After losing both of his arms to an electrical accident, Les Baugh now has 2 brand-new robotics arms. Thanks to the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Baugh can control both of these arms, which are attached wirelessly to his nerve endings, with his mind. The future is bright for both Baugh and for prosthetic […]

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Water Pipe Inspector

Robots that inspect the insides of water pipes usually use rubber wheels and treads to grip the pipe, which ends up dislodging rust particles that end up in peoples’ taps. To combat this problem, the European Union TRACT project is developing a propeller-driven robot that keeps the pipe-touching to a minimum. Developed by Norway’s SINTEF […]

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Sprinting Dinosaur-Bot

It’s official: bipedal robots have now surpassed the capabilities of us, bipedal humans. Designed by scientists at the┬áKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, this bipedal robot, designed after the velociraptor, can reach speeds of up to 46 kilometers per hour(28.6 miles per hour) on a treadmill. And while “Raptor” is not yet faster than […]

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