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Over the past five years or so, heavy metal music has gone in a completely new direction. Not with the music mind you, but rather with band members who are neither male nor female but robots. Yes there are numerous robotic musicians breaking into the music biz with some playing more of a classical/pop-fusion style (California Institute of Arts’ MahaDeviBot, GlockenBot and BreakBot) as well as those playing covers of heavy metal classics like Germany’s Compressorhead. Following on the ...
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s Gimball drone (via EPFL) Drones, or more formally UAVs, are usually controlled either by a remote operator skilled at flying them or are flown autonomously using software to program a series of waypoints. Of course, those methods only work if there are little to no obstacles in the UAV’s path. However a new type of drone has been designed that takes advantage of those obstacles and can even fly in cluttered environments. The drone, known as ...
Handie prothetic hand made with 3D printing technology – via James Dyson Foundation   The Maker Faire, dubbed the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth,” took Tokyo by storm this week, bringing together makers of monsters, rock bank robots and prosthetic hands.   On the scene this year was a design team who has worked together since college towards the development of a functional, yet affordable, prosthetic hand. After much tedious work, Handie was born.   Handie, alr ...

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