The World’s Largest Drone Has Arrived

November 20, 2023 0

A team of engineers from The University of Manchester has designed and flown the world’s largest drone – the Giant Foam board Quadcopter (GFQ).  GFQ has a wingspan of 21 ft (6.4m) and weighs just Read More

Meet Pibot, The New Humanoid Robot Pilot

November 10, 2023 0

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) are developing a humanoid robot pilot that can fly an aircraft without modifying the cockpit. The robot – called “Pibot” (PIlot+roBOT) –  is a Read More

How Can Threats Be Detected With Microbe-based Sensors?

September 25, 2023 0

DARPA recently released a broad agency announcement for the Tellus project, a 2.5-year, single-phase program which seeks to develop microbe-based sensors to monitor for existing and emerging threats, pollutants, or other changing environmental conditions. Currently, Read More

Microphones Are Getting Inspiration From Insects

September 20, 2023 0

A research team led by Andrew Reid from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland is experimenting with 3D printing to create microphones inspired by insect ears. Such microphones could better pinpoint a sound’s direction Read More

Meet The New Jellyfish Robot

September 15, 2023 0

Roboticists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) have designed a jellyfish-inspired robot which can collect waste from the bottom of the ocean. Unlike the underwater robot prototypes currently being tested, these Jellyfish-Bots Read More

We Can Now See The World Through A Camera’s Lens

September 14, 2023 0

Researchers from MIT and Rice University have discovered new computer vision technology that utilizes reflections to image the world. Their method uses reflections to turn glossy objects into “cameras,” enabling a user to see the Read More

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