Category Archives: Animals

SparkFun’s 2010 Autonomus Vehicle Competition

Sparkfun’s competition from last year seemed like a ton of fun.  The basic idea is to create a vehicle that can go completely around SparkFun headquarters in Colorado.  Once the vehicle has started, you cannot assist it with a remote … Continue reading

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Robo Bird Scares Pigeons

Pesky pigeons making a mess of your parking lot? Seagulls being a complete nuisance? Well then you need a Robop. Robop is a robotic peregrine falcon that scares away other pesky birds like pigeons or seagulls. Robop was invented by … Continue reading

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Robotic Bat

NC State has been working on a new MAV or micro-aerial vehicle  project, a robotic bat. Using a shape-memory metal alloy for the joints and powerful muscle wires, they hope to emulate a real bat as closely as possible. They … Continue reading

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Is Pleo Back?

Is everyone’s favorite robotic dinosaur Pleo coming back? Jetta Company Limited is the company that originally produced all of the parts for Pleo.  They recently bought all of the intellectual property rights to Pleo when Ugobe had it’s bankruptcy sale. … Continue reading

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RiSE V3 Pole Climbing Robot

Like some robotic Squeezel, Boston Dynamics and the University of Pennsylvania have created version 3 of RiSE. This robot can climb at almost the rate of one foot per second and now sports 4 legs instead of the previous 6. … Continue reading

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