Animal Inspired Technology

Animal Inspired Technology

chemical weapons

37
The Syrian civil war has brought chemical weapons back to the center stage in terms of international arsenals and defense methods. The U.S. military...
search and rescue missions

27
A new type of robot can grow across long distances without moving its whole body. Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of...
drone

32
The US military is relentlessly working on new drone technology developments. These efforts include new types of drones like autonomous boats and small swarming...
snake robot

92
Robotics company Sarcos has developed the Guardian S - a rugged, waterproof snakebot that’s capable of shimmying across virtually any type of terrain, through...
sensor coating

80
A new method of creating flexible, printable electronics that combine sensors and processing circuitry was developed by MIT researchers. The work was supported by...
Resilient to Collisions

70
Systems designers have developed a new bio-inspired strategy for making quadcopters and other drones resilient to collisions. Current crash-protection designs for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)...
DARPA

160
  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

181
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

316
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

162
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

178
Deep reinforcement learning (an aspect of machine learning) was used to generate new development enabling the landing of a fixed wing UAV in urban...

142
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...

141
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,...

146
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...

127
By mimicking how dogs use their smelling abilities, a team of government and university researchers have demonstrated “active sniffing” as a means to improve...

446
A bendable titanium alloy suspension system inspired by the hard shells and flexible legs of ironclad beetles could hold the key to protecting future...

239
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...

148
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

188
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

264
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

259
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

337
Meet SCAMP, the Stanford Climbing and Aerial Maneuvering Platform, a robot that can fly, land on vertical walls, and then scamper up them. SCAMP...

iHLS Events

5

1023