Tagged: technology

Live analysis of Google I/O 2015 keynote

The rumor mill has been hard at work trying to guess what will be unveiled @ Google’s I/O 2015 event that starts today. I’ll be (vritually) attending and commenting the event as it unfolds with my own take of what I consider great, good and not so good.

Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone 0

Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone

A University of Pennsylvania Mod Lab team created a snake drone-quadcopter invention. Check this video. Rest of the news at the site. http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/26/snakebot-quadcopter-drone/

MIT’s underwater robot can sniff out contraband hidden underneath ships 0

MIT’s underwater robot can sniff out contraband hidden underneath ships

Designed by a couple of researchers at MIT, this underwater robot looks like an interesting project. It does remind me of that show “SeaQuest” from the 90’s where I dreamt one day it could...

Watch this soft robot walk through snow and get squished by a car 0

Watch this soft robot walk through snow and get squished by a car

Interesting little concept although I think the locomotion algorithm needs to be refined. http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/08/rugged-soft-robot/  

This tiny, bipedal robot can somersault and run faster than a toddler 0

This tiny, bipedal robot can somersault and run faster than a toddler

These guys have found a different approach to the walking/running of robot legs. It can do some impressive tricks and doesn’t require high computational resources. http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/02/achires/