Tag Archives: Vehicles

NOVA: The Great Robot Race

Teams compete in the DARPA Grand Challenge by creating and programming a completely autonomous robot in attempts to successfully navigate itself through 142 miles of desert terrain in less than 10 hours. See how the different teams approached this problem through various hardware and software implementations! Among the competing teams include Carnegie Mellon University and […]

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Stompy Is Coming

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The people who designed Big Dog and PETMAN are at it again—this time to build a massive ridable hexapod. This particular hexapod seems to have been designed to avoid the pains of traffic: standing at over six feet from the ground, it can easily walk over and around stopped traffic: Visit the project website here http://projecthexapod.com/blog/ […]

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Google’s Prototype Auto-driving Car

Recently, Google has been testing a prototype of an auto-driving car. Sounds absurd, but its true! Using the Toyota Prius as the medium, members of the project have used a spinning laser on top of the car to sense the environment in all directions. Inside the car, a GPS receives input from the laser, and […]

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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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Parallel Parking at its Best

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Ever thought parallel parking was hard? Well this robot disagrees. I sometimes have to drive an extra block to find a large enough spot to park in… This will hopefully solve those problems! +110   

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Quantum Levitation

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This is really cool, some of you may have seen the original demo of this concept a few years ago, when they went on a straight track. Then the quantum levitation people used a circular track. Now they have multiple cars, going around a pretty crazy track in my opinion  take a look, its something straight out of a […]

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Lego Engine?

I challenge you and your FLL teams to build this epic lego engine!! #myengineisbetterthanyourengine? Seriously though… I wonder how much horsepower… Apparently these engines are actually available for purchase at www.LPEpower.com +40   

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