Category Archives: Research

Origami Inspired Robot Wears Different Outfits

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a  robot called Primer. The robot is a small cube that transforms by moving onto flat sheets of material.  The material is then heated to bend into specific … Continue reading

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A Safe Drone For Last Mile Delivery

The clever people at École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne or EPFL have created a a drone for delivering packages weighing up to 500 g. The drone features a carbon fiber safety cage around it to protect people from the spinning … Continue reading

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BionicANTs From FESTO

FESTO has created the bionicANTs or robotic ants.  While not new, we somehow did not write about them when they came out. The ants works like real ants and can communicate and cooperate with one another. Using piezo technology, the … Continue reading

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Bat Bot

In another case of biomimicry, scientists from Caltech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a flying robot called Bat Bot. Weighing only 93 grams, Bat Bot has a roughly one foot wingspan. The key here for the scientists … Continue reading

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Gearless Omni-directional Robot Leg

Carnegie Mellon PhD student Simon Kalouche has created the  Gearless Omni-directional Acceleration-vectoring Topology or GOAT. Using a custom motor controller and 3 DC Tiger U10 quadcopter motors, Simon has created a unique leg that is able to hop over 32 … Continue reading

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