Even the U.S. Army wants to have some fun flying multicopters. CyPhy Works has released information that the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) has ordered one of CyPhy Works’ drones, the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications System (PARC). The system operates via a patented microfilament tethered to a power system. In fact,
After a deadly attack that left five officers dead with seven other officers and two civilians wounded, Dallas police deployed a bomb disposal robot strapped with explosives to kill the shooting suspect. The unorthodox use of the robot was called for after hours of failed negotiation with the trapped suspect.
Move over, Spot, there’s a new robotic dog in town. Boston Dynamics, the robotics company that aims to create purposeful robots for military and practical use, has unveiled a new robotic friend named Spot Mini. While the robot may appear to be a smaller version of Spot, Spot Mini brings some
Three years ago, Google acquired robotics company Boston Dynamics. Today, Google is in plans to sell the company off. A report from Bloomberg, including anonymous sources, suggests that Google (technically Alphabet) is looking to sell its skunkworks robotics company. This is an effort in restructuring companies under the corporate umbrella of
Alas, the next generation of Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot. Boston Dynamics, a robotics company now owned by Google (or Alphabet), is known for its impressive lineup of advanced, nature-mimicking robots. The most notable in their robot family is Atlas, a humanoid robot standing six-feet-tall and performing tasks like that of
DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program is betting big on the autonomy of drones. During a recent test held in a messy warehouse in Massachusetts, their sensor-equipped quadcopter achieved a target speed of 45 miles an hour while dodging numerous objects in real-time. And it did this autonomously. The FLA program
Combine Japanese robot-making creativity with accessible robot components and you’ll end up with a crazy, realistic version of the Star Wars ‘Droideka‘ robot. Japanese researchers at the Chiba Institute of Technology have developed a spherical robot that can roll around, stop in place, and then deploy its four legs to skitter around. The
Boston Dynamics, a Google/Alphabet-owned robotics company, is on the verge of creating one of the world’s most advanced humanoid robots. You’ve probably heard of it. It’s called Atlas and Boston Dynamics has been working non-stop to make sure it becomes a full-fledged humanoid robot capable of performing everyday tasks. Introduced in