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Whoa: Boston Dynamics Announces New "WildCat" Quadruped - IEEE Spectrum Military Robot, Robot Animal, Boston Dynamics, Real Robots, Humanoid Robot, I Robot, Robot Design, Engineering, Fahrenheit 451

Whoa: Boston Dynamics Announces New WildCat Quadruped Robot

A new robot from Boston Dynamics can run outdoors, untethered, at up to 25 km/h

Here's BioniCopter, a robotic dragonfly, just in case you needed a new robot to be terrified of.

BionicOpter

All thanks to lightweight construction and function integration: with its BionicOpter, Festo has turned the highly complex flight of the dragonfly into a technical reality.

Termites building a mound don't need central guidance, or even to communicate directly. Researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically I. Weird Science, Science And Technology, Big Kids, Outdoor Power Equipment, Robots, Cool Stuff, Building, National Geographic, Inspiration

Termite-Inspired Robots Can Build Unsupervised | National Geographic

Termites building a mound don't need central guidance, or even to communicate directly. Researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically I...

Velociraptor Robot: KAIST Raptor robot runs at 46 km/h, Active tail stabilization Futuristic Technology, Science And Technology, Real Robots, Richard Feynman, Smart Robot, Super Robot, Weird Science, Robot Design, Deep Space

KAIST Raptor robot runs at 46 km/h, Active tail stabilization

Raptor is a fast-running biped robot developed by MSC Lab, KAIST. It has two under-actuated legs and a tail inspired by velociraptors. The Raptor robot runs ...

The robot shifts its center of mass in realtime, based on the slope it is walking on.

iStruct: Balancing

The robot shifts its center of mass in realtime, based on the slope it is walking on. This project is funded by the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Cent...

Robot "BionicOpter" that can be manipulated in a smartphone to fly freely in a huge dragonfly type

Video Friday: Robot Jellyfish, Robot Dragonfly, and a Crazy Game of Telepresence Soccer

When it comes to robotic insects, there is certainly such a thing as far too big

The cheetah-cub robot is light, fast and agile, which would make it a good fit for search and rescue operations. Clean Technology, Robot Technology, Science And Technology, Drones, Lausanne, Biomimicry Examples, Robot Leg, Diy Robot, Working Robots

Cat-like robot runs like the wind, on Linux

Researchers at EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory (Biorob) announced a cat-like robot that is claimed to be the fastest quadruped robot under 30 kilograms.

Giant robot jellyfish reporting for recon duty, sir (video) – Teddie Goldenberg – technologie

Giant robot jellyfish reporting for recon duty, sir (video)

As if there weren't enough real jellyfish around to trigger our thalassophobia, researchers at Virginia Tech have created Cryo -- an eight-armed autonomous robot that mimics jelly movement with the help of a flexible silicone hat. The man-sized jellybot altogether dwarfs previous efforts, hence the upgrade from small tank to swimming pool for mock field tests. And unlike the passively propelled bots we've seen recently, Cryo runs on batteries, with the researchers hoping to better replicate…

BionicKangaroo is a robot from German engineering company Festo that mimics the unique movement of kangaroos to save energy. The robot uses a combination

BionicKangaroo

Like its natural model, the BionicKangaroo can recover the energy exerted on landing, store it and efficiently use it for the next jump.

Students at UC Berkeley have developed the STAR (Sprawl Tuned Autonomous Robot), a robot that can flatten its legs to slip under small gaps and raises them up again to climb over obstacles. Robot Technology, Technology Gadgets, 3d Printed Robot, Robot Videos, Autonomous Robots, Real Robots, Robot Design, Three Dimensional, 3 D

Watch This 'Sprawl-Tuned' Insect Bot Skitter All Over The Place

Wheel leg flappy things give this little robot a surprising amount of maneuverability

Students Luke Roberts, John Gerdes and Ariel Perez-Rosado with Robo Raven (Photo: Universi.

University of Maryland's Robo Raven Gets Attacked by a Hawk

The University of Maryland Robotics Center has announced the launch of its Robo Raven.

Walking Tractor Robot by John Deere. Uses tripod gait. Outdoor Gear, Outdoor Chairs, Future Transportation, Cool Inventions, Science Nature, Futuristic, Tractors, Weird, Walking

Walking Tractor Timberjack by John Deere

Walking Tractor designed by John Deere subsidiary Plustech in Finland. John Deere prototype walking tractor, loggers and canal dredgers have walking equiptment too. This is a fantastic piece of equipment that can go up and down rough mountain terrain in snow and mud. It is a great practical walking machine.