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MIT’s engineers built a robot a while back that is meant to save lives. Although named after one of the fastest feline in the world, this robot is excelling where the feline cannot. Cheetah 3 climbing stairs in a public space. (Image via mit.edu)   For every new machine or product invented, choosing a name must be the toughest part. The name of a robot is not often obvious and easy to decide; yet, it helps in promoting the new creation. For some reasons, scientists or engineers seem ...
The latest vehicle from Opener will apparently fly and won’t require a pilot’s license. Is this really the car of the future? (Photo via Opener)   We’ve been dreaming about a future with flying cars ever since Hanna- Barbara introduced us to The Jetsons. While most manufacturers are focused on creating self-driving cars, one company is still aiming to make the world’s first flying car. Californian startup Opener recently debuted BlackFly, which is apparently “ ...
A Japanese lab created a flying robot that could change form to adapt to the needs of its environment. DRAGON flying and completely unfolded (looking like a seahorse). (Image via University of Japan) Robots: the future of these mechanic creatures depends only on the level of imagination of engineers around the world. There are plenty of problems or challenges they could help solve in the world, so engineers are not only making them effective but also practical and sometimes look great. However, ...
Boston Dynamics wants to bring their robots to the masses starting with the redesigned SpotMini. SpotMini’s updated designs do away with its creepy long neck and mechanical dog head. (Photo via Boston Dynamics)   Boston Dynamics quickly became a household name when videos of their robots eerily moving around like humans, went viral. Since then, the company has gathered more than 225 million views on their site. Now, they’re ready to bring their robots to the masses. Boston Dyna ...
The German government funded a project that lead to the creation of an AI meant to support the astronauts during their mission in space. CIMON during one of the experiments. (Image via Airbus)   What happens when IBM collaborates with AIRBUS and DLR (the German space agency)? Together they create a robot astronaut that uses artificial intelligence to assist human astronauts during their missions in space. CIMON, for Crew Interactive Mobile companion, was the new addition to the load Space ...
The eight plastic legs help to cushion the impact and save the phone. (Image Credit: https://www.ad-case.de/en/)   People have the tendency to drop and break their smartphones consistently, and an engineering student has come up with a solution that will save everyone from the hassle of money, time and stress put into their phones. Philip Frenzel has designed and invented the mobile airbag - which is a case that detects when your phone is falling and releases prongs to guard against the im ...
Harvard’s cockroach-inspired robot HAMR is now equipped to walk on and under water. HAMR is quite small and has no trouble balancing on top of water. (Photo via Harvard)   Harvard’s cockroach-inspired bot, HAMR (Harvard Ambulatory MicroRobot) was already pretty impressive with its size and movement speed. But seems like they wanted to make HAMR even better and more like the bug it’s inspired by. Now, the bot has the ability to walk under and on water as well as it does on ...
Contrary to a common belief that business automation will erase jobs for many people, in Amazon’s warehouses, the more robots, the more jobs are created. One Kiva robot carrying shelves of items. (Image via Amazon/Kiva Systems)   In the mid-90s, Amazon.com launched as an online retailer of books. Founded by Jeff Bezos, the company quickly grew to become the e-commerce giant it is today. The logo of the company is the letters A and Z separated by a curved arrow that also looks like a ...