Thinks 2ne1
May 9th
Invertebrates just got cleverer… paper wasps capable of behavior that resembles logical reasoning.Transitive inference (”If A is greater than B, and B is greater than C, then A is greater than C”) problem solving has been demonstrated i…
March 13th
Compliant mechanisms offer advantages in: Part count, Production processes, Price, Precise motion, Performance, Proportions, Portability, Predictably.
March 11th
First Known Photosynthetic AnimalE. chlorotica sea slugs can uptake chloroplasts from the alga Vaucheria litorea via epithelial cells lining the walls of their digestive system which allows them to gain energy from sunlight, like the alga does. …
March 6th
Cutest robot ever.
February 18th
Ant supercolonies can contain thousands of queen ants and cover thousands of square kilometres. Exactly how this has evolved and remains a stable strategy is not known.(via (1) Empire of the Ants - BBC Documentary HD - YouTube)
February 15th
Two different-sized ant groups working together build larger and more complex nests than ant groups consisting of single-size ants.
February 12th
Morphology-changing robots. Interesting early steps…(via Robot Melts Its Bones to Change How It Walks - IEEE Spectrum)
September 23rd
(via Robotic Fruit Fly Won’t Eat Your Fruit | Hackaday)
September 5th
» PDLab – research into Parkinson’s Disease Bits and Blobs
May 22nd
Wireless, although still ‘tethered’ to a laser beam.(via The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off | UW News)
April 19th
IDEA - nonverbal algorithm assembly instructions
January 8th
(via 3D Printed Propellers Take to the Skies | Hackaday)
April 10th
Soft-body manta ray-inspired bot uses surrounding water as one of the electrodes to contract silicone pockets of hydrogel that flap the wings. It’s speedy, strong, temperature robust, wireless and almost invisible. Developed by Tiefeng Li of Zh…
March 22nd
Computing with spider's webs: “It is known that spiders have sensitive mechanoreceptors on their legs that allow them to measure vibrations. Spiders also probe their webs by sending out vibrations and observing how it responds in form of vibration p…
March 15th
3D scanned sandpit to 360 VR racetrack. Using AR to drive an RC car with onboard 360 camera around the sandpit would also be neat! Get your Cardboard in place to best view this.