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Swarming UAVs could be used to save lives at sea

By Damir Beciri
12 July 2012

unsw-monica-chiInspired by the swarming patterns of animals in nature, an aerospace engineering PhD student from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, is using biomimicry to develop an algorithm which simulates novel and chaotic flight formations of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The results could be used in order to improve their performance in marine… »

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A snake-like Robotic Tentacle Manipulator developed by army

By Damir Beciri
One Comment28 July 2010

army-mil-robotic-tentacle-manipulator-1Development of snake-like technology underway at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is moving the military toward sending more autonomous systems instead of Soldiers on search-and-rescue missions, a top priority in the most dangerous mission areas. Army researchers call it the Robotic Tentacle Manipulator, a developmental project that expands on snake robotics research introduced at Carnegie… »


iRobot’s shape-shifting blob robot takes its first “steps”

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments18 October 2009

blob-robot-from-irobotThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Army Research Office awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to iRobot to create the flexible military robot. The maker of the Roomba and Scooba, along with University of Chicago researchers, develops the palm-size ChemBot as a mobile robot that can move over soft terrain and navigate through small… »