The Rugged Robot that Devours Rough Terrain
RHex is a man-portable robot with extraordinary rough terrain mobility. RHex climbs over rock fields, mud, sand, vegetation, railroad tracks, telephone poles and up steep slopes and stairways. RHex has a s
As many as 2,000 Recon Scout Throwbot systems have been deployed by the US army and other international friendly forces so far. At the global level many law enforcement agencies have deployed the robots. The Recon Scout XT weighs only 1.2 lbs and can
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I am an architect (currently unregistered), and have investigated the 3D printer technology. The Z-Corp Color Printer is priced (or was 12-18 months ago) at near $75,000. So I am intrigued by the possiblity of
When the U.S. military first got serious about ground robots, it bought up a bunch of 42-pound machines called PackBots. The name implied that infantrymen would just throw the robots in their rucksacks.
Students in the Florida Atlantic University J-school produced a newspaper using (mostly) pre-computer technologies, composing on manual typewriters, pasting up with X-Acto blades and rubber cement, shooting on film and developing in a darkroom
bike lanes and automatic traffic light sensors are great, but motorists are really the ones who have to pay attention for bike riders to be safe. An intrepid mechanical engineer has one solution: Make bike lights as obvious as car lights.