Animal Inspired Technology

Animal Inspired Technology

robot ant

  Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) have managed to develop ant inspired robots that can communicate with each other, assign...
robotic insect swarm

  A tiny battery-less drone is being developed by the Harvard Microrobotics Lab and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. RoboBee is a tiny...

Purdue University researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally...

How do you navigate when your GPS system fails? A new, virtual reality system for GPS denied environments mimics nature, and could eventually provide...

A new technology inspired by nature could help engineers improve the control of autonomous search and rescue robots designed to operate on sand, grass...
submarines

There are two methods to detect submarines at sea: active and passive sonar. Active sonar broadcasts pulses of sound into the water. When the...
camouflage

A new Russian development of a camouflage material could have a dual-use value. Russia’s Defense Ministry is considering the production of clothes made of...
robot

A new robot has a capability most robots just don’t have: It can both walk and fly. The robot is known as LEONARDO, an...

The US military is looking to expand its artificial intelligence operation, but it's not intending to start it up from scratch. Instead, in a...

Israeli researchers have created what they said is the first robot to truly use echolocation - a biological sonar like the one that bats...
last mile supply

Transporting supplies to places that are difficult for access or dangerous is a challenging mission for military forces. Delivering humanitarian aid to disaster zones...

Swarm robotics have an expanding variety of uses, ranging from industrial to military and defense purposes. Back in...
drone's role

A new technology may encourage us to think about drones as not just scouts or weapons platforms, but as useful tools. Small bodies that...

The U.S. military hopes that common marine microorganisms (single-celled forms, bacteria, etc.) might be genetically engineered into living wires to signal the passage of...
drone

A fruit-fly-inspired flying robot recently developed will potentially aid not only insect research, but its exceptional flying qualities open up new drone applications. This...
frozen water

Diving in icy water is extremely dangerous to humans. As more Arctic sea lanes open up and the US Navy increases its readiness to...
submarines

Seawater is often turbid, clouded with organic matter and reducing visibility to mere feet. A new concept in underwater detection takes its inspiration from...

Stopping smuggler’s boats or enemy vessels can sometimes be a complex challenge. Currently, the US Navy stops boats particularly suspected smugglers by using a...

In recent years, robotics experts have taken a page from the traditional Japanese practice of origami and come up with light and flexible –...
shark

Shark skin offers a near-perfect design for gliding effortlessly through water. Researchers are working to translate that evolutionary advantage onto metal surfaces. Eventually, the...
autonomous

A new study by a group of researchers at ETH Zurich has modeled the swarm behavior of fish in order to apply the conclusions...

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