Animal Inspired Technology

Animal Inspired Technology

Robot. image by pixabay

Robot swarms provide robots with capabilities that are not possible in individual robot activity, such as splitting work among themselves, responding to different risks,...
robot. image by pixabay

Many birds spend most of their energy in flight, though they are able to walk when speed is not as critical, but other birds,...
search and rescue. image by pixabay

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

Could robot dogs be patrolling the US - Mexico border? Apparently so! Without a head and weighing around 45 kg: The US Department of...

“Today’s robot’s primary limitation is power, strength and versatility. They can perform limited tasks for a certain amount of time. But it’s not really...
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When there is a gas leak in a large building or at an industrial site, human firefighters need to go in with gas sensing...
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A new system has been recently developed, and this one has taken some inspiration from the world around us.   Researchers from the Gwangju Institute of...
Robot Dog. image by pixabay

We are all familiar with the global race for autonomous deliveries, led mainly by developments of aerial and wheeled vehicles, but other solutions might...
US Army Swarm Illustration by US Army

Later this year, U.S. forces will study UAV swarms within Project Convergence, which will be conducted with the Marine Corps and the Army.  Edge 22...
minicheetah, Photo by MIT

It is the fastest robot in the world, inspired by nature: the cheetah robot that can run, jump over obstacles, and plan a route...
Concept of swarm-caple insectlike mcrorobots, by the Korea Research Institute for Defense Technology Planning

There are more insects on earth than any other animal. Possibly because of this, Korea recently announced the development of new micro-robots inspired by...
Ground robot photo illust US DoD

In nature, organisms can often change shape to perform different tasks, such as how plants move to capture sunlight throughout the day. The octopus...
Yak, Photo illust. by Pixabay

Many people have heard of Boston Dynamics, the robotics giant who became famous a decade ago with the robotic dog, BigDog, which had no...
Photo illus. bird by Pixabay

A new drone project aims at improving the stealth capabilities and mission performance of drones that mimic birds and insects. The result is expected...
drone

Researchers from Stanford University developed a bird-inspired drone technology. Years of study on animal-inspired robots enabled them to build their own perching robot. Using...

A new patent file reveals innovative research by the US Army in the field of anti-reflective coating, inspired by nature. In addition to improving...
gps-denied navigation

Armed forces have to be prepared to operate in environments where GPS technology has been degraded or denied by enemy action. Findings of a...
micro-drone

Military microdrones that can flap their wings and change their wingbeat mid-flight could soon be coming to a future battlespace. The US Air Force is...
snake robot

PhoSnake robots can use their many internal degrees of freedom to thread through tightly packed volumes accessing locations that people, dogs, and machinery otherwise...
mini drone

Typically, drones require wide-open spaces because they’re neither nimble enough to navigate confined spaces nor robust enough to withstand collisions in a crowd.  A team...

Schools of fish synchronize their behavior without a leader: each individual fish makes decisions based on what their neighbors are doing, through a natural...

Camouflage can protect military personnel and equipment from observation by enemy forces. A material that can change color on demand could lead to an entirely...