Tagged: Robot

[VIDEO] Flying Walking Robot Turns Wings into Legs

Here’s a new robotics term for you to memorize: multi-modal locomotion. It means locomoting in multi-modes, and that just means getting around in more than one different way. Most animals are multi-modal: they can walk and swim, or walk and fly. This isn’t a coincidence, because there are clear advantages to being able to do move multi-modally, with capability and efficiency coming out near the top of the list. The disadvantage is that generally, you need a substantial amount of extra hardware for each mode of locomotion, but EPFL has managed to create a UAV that can use its wings to walk.

Video: The Grizzly Robotic Utility Vehicle by Clearpath isn’t fooling around.


Yes, you are desperately in need of a monster robotic ATV. Meet the Grizzly, Clearpath Robotics’ latest  serious research platform. It’s big, it’s scary, and if you get in its way, it’ll crush you like a bug. Or, you know, like some puny little lesser unmanned ground robot.  (more…)

NASA Launches Mar’s Science Laboratory

NASA is prepared to Launch the Mar’s rover, Curiosity aboard an Atlas V rocket at approximately 10:02am EST.  SpaceFlight Now has been providing alot of great coverage of the launch including a Live Realtime Video feed.  We will be sharing this feed this morning in our Chatroom for those that want to view it as well.

Testing Robo-Mules to Lighten Soldiers’ Load

Testing Robo-Mules to Lighten Soldiers’ Load | Military.com

Long a concept seen in many SciFi classics as the StarGate series.  The Mule has been the dream of some in the Military to relieve the over burdened soldiers in the field.  Delivering supplies and extra ammo.  Even carrying wounded soldiers from the field to awaiting choppers has been discussed for use of operations of this robotic soldier.  It will be interesting to see what happens with this unit and if it’s use will help or hinder our future fighting forces.