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Tag: biomimetics

Insects Are Helping Us Develop the Future of Hearing Aids

The human ear is a miracle of mechanical evolution. It allows us to hear an astonishing range of sounds and to communicate and navigate...

New Robot Stingray Is Part Biological — It’s Powered by Living Heart Cells

Researchers at Harvard University have created a biohybrid stingray. No larger than the average coin, the ray contains both biological and artificial parts—rat heart...

This Remarkable Robot Hand Is Worthy of Luke Skywalker

Most of today's robot hands can perform easy tasks. They’re uber-practical grippers, simple and useful. But is it really so much to ask for robotic masterworks...

Robotic Hand Uses AI to Specialize Its Grip for Any Object

Your cat may think she’s your boss, but she would actually be your boss if it weren’t for a feat of engineering called the...

Seabreacher X Is Both Submersible and Rocket Boat

Innespace’s Seabreacher series is biomimetic. Sort of. These special watercraft behave like a rocket-powered shark or killer whale might. And in case you wonder what inspired its inventors, they erase all doubt with the paint job. Yes, that's a shark. Seabreacher may not positively affect the lives of billions worldwide, but it might positively affect your day to watch this video.
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Video Shows Robo Raven Diving, Spiraling, Flipping—and Getting Attacked by a Hawk

Robo Raven is a truly clever robot flier—it can dive, spiral, even back flip. Although up close, Robo Raven's reflective body doesn’t look very...
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RoboJelly, The Unmanned Underwater Vehicle That Uses Water For Fuel

These are the kinds of jellyfish you don’t need to be afraid of. They look and swim like jellyfish, but they're actually water-dwelling fuel...

Carnegie Mellon’s Incredible Robot Snake Climbs a Real Tree

Carnegie Mellon has taught its robotic snake to climb trees, though one hopes it won't start offering your spouse apples. "Uncle Sam" (presumably named...

Computer Chip Implant to Program Brain Activity, Treat Parkinson’s

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Matti Mintz at the University of Tel Aviv is working on a biomimetic computer chip for...

New Must-See Video of the Spectacular A-Pod Ant Robot

When designing insect robots some engineers stop at the six legs. Norwegian Kåre Halvorsen decided to go 'full ant' by including a flexible abdomen...

Festo’s Extraordinary Robots That Mimic Biology (video)

I have a new favorite robot. It's called the AirPenguin and it's exactly what it sounds like: a robotic penguin that flies. If that...

The Remote Controlled Hummingbird Robot From Chiba (Video)

Why just build robots in our own image, when there are millions of other animals to translate into machinery? The latest robot out of...

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