Animal Inspired Technology

Animal Inspired Technology

DARPA

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  The US agency DARPA (the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency) has recently announced the completion of phase 1 in its Gremlins program, which envisions...
terrorist

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France’s Air Force has found an original method to cope with the risk of drones designed for surveillance or terrorist attack. A group of...
mini-drone swarm

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The Pentagon has tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones launched from planes in California. The information was released to the public only now by...
facial recognition

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A new project aims to reduce the confidence score of facial detection and recognition by providing false faces that distract computer vision algorithms. A Berlin-based...
UAV in urban envrironment

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Deep reinforcement learning (an aspect of machine learning) was used to generate new development enabling the landing of a fixed wing UAV in urban...

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Urban canyons limit military communications, mobility, and tactics. These challenges become even more daunting when US forces are in areas they do not control—where...

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A drone has been equipped with “feathers” to increase its precision during flight. The bio-inspired device can spread or close its wings while flying,...

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In a recent US Navy autonomous swarm boat demonstration, waterborne robots collaborated to identify, surround, and harass an enemy vessel. The boats can identify a...

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By mimicking how dogs use their smelling abilities, a team of government and university researchers have demonstrated “active sniffing” as a means to improve...

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A bendable titanium alloy suspension system inspired by the hard shells and flexible legs of ironclad beetles could hold the key to protecting future...

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Most robots are wheeled or tracked, because of the difficulties and expenses entailed in getting robot legs to animate properly. However, a new medium-sized...

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Drones will soon be able to manage their work without human input, radar or even GPS satellite navigation, according to a team of researchers...
video

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Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich are hard at work on a new, cool robo-fish. They call it Sepios, and...
video

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MIT’s Super Mini Cheetah is small, cute, inexpensive, and somewhat comical with its stuffed animal head. It’s capable of walking, jumping, running, and turning,...
video

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For those in the know, Festo is a name means something. They’re a German industrial control and automation company for the most part that...
video

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Meet SCAMP, the Stanford Climbing and Aerial Maneuvering Platform, a robot that can fly, land on vertical walls, and then scamper up them. SCAMP...

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As we all know, technology never rests. Every day we are witnessing progress and advancements and technologies like which we have never seen before....
video

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A new as yet British Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Micro-UAV) could herald the future of drones. The innovation behind it stems from what its...
video

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UC Berkeley scientists have found inspiration in the most disgusting of source - the common cockroach. The itty bitty icky critters can squish themselves...
video

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Robotic assistance in natural disaster scenarios is one of the leading goals of current research and development in the field. The hefty price tag...

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