Miniature Origami Robot Self-folds, Walks, Swims, and Degrades

At ICRA 2015 in Seattle yesterday, researchers from MIT demonstrated an untethered miniature origami robot that self-folds, walks, swims, and degrades: from a flat sheet with a magnet on it, their robot folds itself up in just a few seconds, is immediately ready to zip around on land or water driven by magnetic fields, and […]

Jumping Cheetah

In a leap for robotic development, the MIT researchers who built a robotic cheetah have now trained it to see and jump over hurdles as it runs — making this the first four-legged robot to run and jump over obstacles autonomously. “I, For One, Welcome Our New …” MIT cheetah robot lands the running jump […]

Cyclon.js – JavaScript Robotics

JavaScript Robotics, By Your Command. Next generation robotics framework with support for 36 different platforms Take the Leap Motion for example. Install Cyclon.js using npm, and then use this little tad of code to start interacting via the Leap Motion: var Cylon = require(‘cylon’); Cylon.robot({ connections: { leapmotion: { adaptor: ‘leapmotion’ } }, devices: { […]

Our Drone Future

In the near future, cities use semi-autonomous drones for urban security. Human officers monitor drone feeds remotely, and data reports are displayed with a detailed HUD and communicated via a simulated human voice (designed to mitigate discomfort with sentient drone technology). While the drones operate independently, they are “guided” by the human monitors, who can […]