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Bio-inspired swarm robots can form structures without a blueprint

December 22nd, 2018 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

  Each individual robot is as replaceable and programmable as a biological cell. Hivemind A new network of autonomous swarm robots can work together to form various structures and shapes, all without receiving any big-picture instructions or design blueprints.



Meet China’s growing fleet of automated delivery drones

December 8th, 2018 at 3:21 am » Comments Off

Meals being air freighted, plus armies of delivery robots. As part of its multi billion-dollar plan to build a nationwide network of automated logistics, China’s JD.com is testing its tri-copter drones in testing zone in Shaanxi. Chinese companies are going all-out on unmanned systems for delivery logistics. A fleet of new autonomous cargo drones, robotic […]



Dangle no more: Window-washing drone for towers could replace human cleaners

November 28th, 2018 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

I’m Drones are edging evermore into the workplace, transforming the way jobs are done and enabling companies to save time, improve safety, and cut costs all at the same time. Take this enormous window-washing drone. Built by Latvia-based Aerones, the machine aims to replace those human-operated cradles you’ve seen dangling on the side of huge […]



Micro-drones with winches can open doors and lift 40 times their own weight

November 9th, 2018 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Micro-drones are nifty little things: small, fast, and agile. But they’re not the strongest machines around, and are barely capable of exerting more force than a small mouse head-butting your ankle. Until now. Scientists from Stanford University and EPFL in Switzerland have created a micro-drone with a built-in winch that’s capable of lifting up to […]



A billion aircraft: the future of drones

November 5th, 2018 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

If US futurist Thomas Frey is right, in only 12 years drones will be as ubiquitous as cars. Frey says there will be 1 billion drones in use around the world by 2030. What exotic new roles will these combinations of computing, robotics and aerodynamics play in society? Here are a few exciting new ways […]



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