Animal Inspired Technology

Animal Inspired Technology

A team composed of a fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and a search and rescue canine demonstrated a unique collaboration without intervention from...

The US Air Force is working on deploying teams of semi-autonomous robot dogs to bases across the country in an effort to enhance installation...

A novel technology based on machine learning could replace sniffer dogs in finding explosives. High-tech sensors made from genetically-modified living cells can detect odors...
drone

Drones are becoming a more ubiquitous part of our everyday lives, taking on tasks from inspecting bridges for cracks to delivering packages to your...

The way military forces drop food and essential supplies from helicopters in disaster zones has inspired scientists, who sought a solution for reaching and...

A new sensor technology with potential for application in drones has been inspired by mosquitoes. Some mosquitoes are night owls of the insect world,...

Many technological developments have been inspired by Nature. Swarming insect-like robots developed for space as well as for use in mining, industrial and search...

An innovative solution for aircraft and airport security operations might replace bomb-sniffing dogs. The “electronic nose” device that uses biological cells to sniff dangerous...

A new research with a wide range of applications has been inspired by ultra-black butterflies. The findings could help engineers design thinner ultra-black coatings...

A team of scientists and researchers from Beihang University in China and Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been working together to...

We as humans sweat pretty often. It helps us regulate our body temperature whenever we’re overheated, cooling us off and lowering the risk of...

Engineers have been experimenting with octopus-inspired robotic tentacles for some time. Now, they are looking at the octopus’ camouflage ability for inspiration towards developing...

Spot the robotic dog has just landed its first civilian job. Developed by Boston Dynamics, the robotic dog has just landed a full-time job...

Humans have always been jealous of birds’ ability to fly. It wasn’t until the early 20th century, when the Wright brothers managed to become...

The United States Marine Corps have recently submitted a proposal to the Office of Naval Research to begin researching to develop small, crawling unmanned...

The Panama City Division of the United States Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC PCD) is working to develop a non-lethal tool used to significantly...
robotic dog

The Massachusetts State Police force has recently become the first law enforcement agency in the United States to operate a robotic dog during an...
gps denied navigation

Many technological innovations are inspired by Nature. Flying insects were the inspiration to the development of a miniaturized gyroscope, a special sensor used in...
Fish Armor

The United States Air Force has recently been at work studying how a species of fish living in the Amazon River is capable of...
dragonfly missile defense

Researchers from the Sandia National Laboratories have been researching the common dragonfly for inspiration to help develop more efficient and effective missile defense systems....
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A new robot snake is designed for use in urban rescue missions, as well as military applications. This mechanical sensor platform can slither into...
Drone Swim and Glide

Hybrid drones, capable of both swimming underwater and flying in the air, are becoming a thing of the near future. Researchers at the Imperial...