System of quadcopters that fly and drive suggest another approach to developing flying cars
8 hours ago
Being able to both walk and take flight is typical in nature - many birds, insects, and other animals can do both. If we could program robots with similar versatility, it would open up many possibilities: Imagine machines ...
Wristband device emulates mosquito to take blood samples
Jun 23, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers at the University of Calgary has developed a device that can be worn on the wrist that periodically collects blood samples for testing with glucose strips. In their paper published in ...
Skin-based biofuel cell developed for scavenging energy from human sweat
Jun 23, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers at the University of California has developed a skin patch that uses human sweat as a fuel source to power an external device. In their paper published in the journal Energy & Environmental ...
Return to the fold for super-strong structures
Jun 20, 2017
Lightweight structural panels that can stop bullets or withstand bombs are the goal of a team of researchers working at Swinburne.
A little hexacopter shows off acrobatic moves
Jun 14, 2017
Watching the little machine in action is like watching some proud circus performer vie for full audience attention in making athletic moves on wires and swings. This machine though shows what is humanly possible in making ...
Researchers create 3-D printed tensegrity objects capable of dramatic shape change
Jun 14, 2017
A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a way to use 3-D printers to create objects capable of expanding dramatically that could someday be used in applications ranging from space missions ...
Project Wing sets gaze on managing traffic in the skies
Jun 12, 2017
Project Wing, under Google parent Alphabet, has passed a crucial multi-drone test, crucial because with drones in the skies one needs to track and manage a wide range of drones simultaneously.
Engineers design drones that can stay aloft for five days
Jun 07, 2017
In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected regions, carrying communications payloads that provide temporary telecommunications ...
Using machine vision for 3-D printing
Jun 06, 2017
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering have developed machine vision technology that can autonomously identify and sort metal 3-D printing powder types with an accuracy of more than 95 percent—more ...
Extra arms, manipulated by feet, designed for performing tasks
May 31, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—A team from Japan has been developing an interesting project called "MetaLimbs: Multiple Arms Interaction Metamorphism." They posted a video recently showing their work. This is set of artificial arms, designed ...