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LEGO Mindstorms Sudoku solving bot works autonomously
posted March 14 2011 22:33.46 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Anyone knows what the sudoku puzzle is, and it seems that this robot knows it as well. As a matter of fact, it can solve it all by itself! This autonomous bot is a creation by...

[Link: tiltedtwister]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   puzzle   mechanical   lego   games and fun   autonomous   

This DIY exoskeleton is so freaking awesome (and green!)
posted March 8 2011 21:23.13 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Skeletonics, this is the name of this project that was presented by two students. This amazing exoskeleton uses only mechanical parts and needs of no extra means of powering...

[Via: popsci]    [Link: dannychoo]
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Tags: robot   physics   diy   mechanical   exoskeleton   crazy designs   geometry/mathematics   

Cheetah-like bot for US Army has not a taste for Zebras
posted March 2 2011 21:22.31 by Giorgos Lazaridis

It will be able to sprint, take sharp corners, zigzag and it will stop with outstanding precision. Its name is the Cheetah, and the manufacturer hopes to have a prototype built in...

[Via: dailymail]    [Link: bostondynamics]
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Tags: robot   research   mechanical   animals   biotechnology   warfare   

New submarine bot mimics a strange fish propulsion system
posted March 2 2011 21:11.12 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Year by year, we see more and more robots that mimic animals, like for example the snake robot. This time, we go underseas. This new evolutionary robot is developed in the...

[Via: ieee spectrum]    [Link: northwestern]
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Tags: futuristic   innovations   biotechnology   model   science   animals   research   mechanical   inventions   robot   physics   

MAVs are real, expensive but real! Be scared.
posted February 18 2011 21:17.53 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Do you remember an older blog entry, with those scary tiny military MAVs? I thought that these were only plans for the far future. I was rather surprised when i saw this blog entry...

[Link: dailymail]
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Tags: low power   mav   warfare   research   mechanical   inventions   robot   science   

Robots will learn by themselves, alone!
posted February 12 2011 22:01.04 by Giorgos Lazaridis

So far, right after a robot is made, the long "teaching" period begins, and humans do this teaching. In the future, this may change completely, taking humans out of the teaching...

[Via: physorg]    [Link: roboearth]
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Tags: robot   commercial   internet related   

Hamster powered polypod
posted February 9 2011 19:52.40 by Giorgos Lazaridis

We've seen solar powered bots, wind powered, battery powered, and others, more extreme using compressed air for example. But, tell me, really, have you ever heard of a hamster...

[Via: popsci]    [Link: crabfu]
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Tags: robot   diy   mechanical   games and fun   animals   crazy designs   

Demo of the FreeFlight IMU
posted February 6 2011 19:43.45 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Jussi Hermansen informed us of a new video that he uploaded. This is a demonstration of the FreeFlight IMU V1.1, an open source i2c 9DOF with Pressure sensor. On-board is an ITG3200...

[Link: 420RcPilot]
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Tags: electronic project   robot   diy   rc servo   microcontroller   pic   remote control (RC)   wireless   accelerometer   commercial   sensors   gyro   pressure   magnetometer   

This film from the inside of Lexar's facilities is super impressive
posted February 3 2011 8:55.36 by Giorgos Lazaridis

Lexar, a division of Micron technology, released an impressive video from the inside of the Lexar's plant in Lehi, Utah. The facilities, which are 100 times cleaner than a hospital...

[Via: gizmag]    [Link: LexarMediaInc]
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Tags: documentary   crazy photo/video   part review   commercial   robot   

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