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Japan Builds First Swimming Robot To Create ‘Swumanoid’ Robo-Lifeguards

Japan Builds First Swimming Robot To Create ‘Swumanoid’ Robo-Lifeguards

The Tokyo University of Technology have created the Swumanoid, a human-like swimming robot that they believe could one day be used to patrol beaches and save swimmers in distress (think of it as part

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DARPA’s New Fire Suppression System Extinguishes Fires With Sound!

DARPA’s New Fire Suppression System Extinguishes Fires With Sound!

The geniuses at DARPA are at it again - in the past they have created the internet, designed super fast cheetah robots and next-generation flight systems, and now they've developed a new system that is

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OpenROV Is World’s First Kit for Do-It-Yourself Ocean Exploration

OpenROV Is World’s First Kit for Do-It-Yourself Ocean Exploration

Eric Stackpole wants every tech geek with a passion for ocean science to have inexpensive, open source hardware to conduct research. The solution that he and a team of fellow enthusiasts has developed is

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Artist ‘My Dog Sighs’ Upcycles Cans into Street Art That People Can Take Home

Artist ‘My Dog Sighs’ Upcycles Cans into Street Art That People Can Take Home

My Dog Sighs begins by upcycling the can into a usable painting surface, crushing the metal so that the can’s bottom is flattened out. The flat base then dictates the shape of the delicate faces he

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Search and Rescue Robot Takes Inspiration from Cockroaches and Geckos

Search and Rescue Robot Takes Inspiration from Cockroaches and Geckos

Over the past few years we've seen emergency services and the US military take inspiration from the natural world to create next-gen robots. They've come to include a rapid-response robot based on the

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Joggobot is a Flying Robotic Companion That Keeps Pace With Runners

Joggobot is a Flying Robotic Companion That Keeps Pace With Runners

For those of you that enjoy running but sometimes require a little bit of encouragement, The Exertion Games Lab at RMIT University in Melbourne has developed a drone called Joggobot. The autonomous

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Japanese Robotics Lab Launches New Robot for Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Japanese Robotics Lab Launches New Robot for Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant

Meet "Rosemary" - a new emergency response robot prototype developed by the Future Robotics Technology Center for work at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in northern Japan, which was ravaged by the

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US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

Doctors from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center are using tiny, tool-laden snakebots in surgical procedures in order to help identify diseases and perform operations.

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Scientists Create Laser-Controlled Micro-Robot from a Bubble

Scientists Create Laser-Controlled Micro-Robot from a Bubble

We'd like to think that here at Inhabitat, we are rather clued in to the latest in robotics, however a new development has blown our minds. A group of scientists at the University of Hawaii have created

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The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

The Best Green Designs From Wanted Design 2012!

Inhabitat favorite Francois Chambard of UM Project unveiled an adorable army of modular robots made from a standardized lighting unit. The quirky bots range from a miniature terrarium to retro robot lamps

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Robo-Fish: The Robotic Fish Designed To Detect Pollution

Robo-Fish: The Robotic Fish Designed To Detect Pollution

While harbors and ports around the world are crucial to global trade, industrial activities are often responsible for high levels of pollution and water contamination. Fuel leaks, emissions, and general

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6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

Wing Wah's Incredible Metal Transformers Robots A work by Chinese artist Wing Wah, these huge, incredible robots are built from all sorts of scrap metal coming from the automotive industry. Inspired by

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Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij repurposed an industrial robot to produce new designs from recycled e-waste. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his "Satellite" floor lamp is a beautiful object made from

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Floating Jellyfish Robot Propels Itself Through the Air Using Self-Inversion

Floating Jellyfish Robot Propels Itself Through the Air Using Self-Inversion

German automation company Festo has created an extraordinary helium-filled flying robot that propels itself through the air by repeatedly turning itself inside-out. The creation, known as the

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MIT’s Self-Assembling Smart Sand Can Take On Any Shape

MIT’s Self-Assembling Smart Sand Can Take On Any Shape

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will soon present a paper describing algorithms that could eventually enable “smart sand”; self-sculpting sand that can take on any

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Aganetha Dyck Works With Live Bees To Make Beautiful Art

Aganetha Dyck Works With Live Bees To Make Beautiful Art

The multi-media artist addresses language and communication, especially between humans and other species- namely bees. By working collaboratively with the bees, Dyck explores our relationship with them,

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Boston Dynamics’ Sand Flea Robot Can Jump 30 Feet Into the Air

Boston Dynamics’ Sand Flea Robot Can Jump 30 Feet Into the Air

The sand flea is one of the natural world's most astounding jumpers, capable of leaping huge distances in a single bound. Inspired this amazing insect, Boston Dynamics has created an 11 pound robot that

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Cambridge Engineers Use LEGO Bricks to Grow Synthetic Bone

Cambridge Engineers Use LEGO Bricks to Grow Synthetic Bone

Designers everywhere continue to wow us with LEGO creations like robotic arms and fully functional printers, and now a group of engineers is even working on using the bright stacking blocks to grow

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Blind Man Test-Drives Google’s Amazing Self-Driving Car

Blind Man Test-Drives Google’s Amazing Self-Driving Car

It might be hard to imagine a scenario where the blind could drive safely, where distractions on the road would not be an issue, and even where fuel consumption could be lowered by a computer-operated car

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Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

On Tuesday, Amazon announced the purchase of Kiva Systems, a company that makes warehouse robots like the ones already being used in inventory and logistics-heavy retailers like Zappos and Staples. This

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New Study Pinpoints Monsanto’s GM Crops as the Reason Butterfly Populations Are In Decline

New Study Pinpoints Monsanto’s GM Crops as the Reason Butterfly Populations Are In Decline

Much like the bee, our beautiful and beloved friend the monarch butterfly has been in steady decline over the last decade. Numerous studies have attributed the drop to a variety of causes, but new

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Water-Harvesting Shenlong Tower for Hong Kong Inspired by Mythical Chinese Rain Dragon

Water-Harvesting Shenlong Tower for Hong Kong Inspired by Mythical Chinese Rain Dragon

Inspired by the spirited ascent of the mythical rain dragon in Chinese mythology, Shenlong Tower not only shows what can be possible when we employ natural processes to industrial endeavours - it is also

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Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings

Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings

You generally expect an F1 car to be more impressive than the one you're seeing above. However, this F1 is not what it appears to be. This little replica was created in just four minutes at the Vienna

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DARPA’s Robotic Cheetah Breaks World Land Speed Record

DARPA’s Robotic Cheetah Breaks World Land Speed Record

The researchers at the United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are geniuses - so far they've invented GPS, stealth technology, and the Internet. Now they've made a massive

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Telesar V is a Groundbreaking Telexistance Robot

Telesar V is a Groundbreaking Telexistance Robot

The groundbreaking Telexitstance Robot Telesar V from researchers at Japan's Keio University could bring us a step closer to a real out of body experience. The creators of Telesar V claim that the robot

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6 Robot Designs That Will Better Our Future

6 Robot Designs That Will Better Our Future

Today, robots have taken on a whole new role that reaches far outside the realm of science fiction. Scientists and engineers have been hard at work developing some of the most innovative robotic machines,

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Transform a Sheet of Paper Into an Awesome Robot with Takashi Tsunoda Monster Cubes

Transform a Sheet of Paper Into an Awesome Robot with Takashi Tsunoda Monster Cubes

Always carting around tons of heavy toys for your little ones to play with on long road trips or flights? Created by Takashi Tsunoda, the Japanese toy designer behind PIPEROID paper robots, Monster

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Cuddly Babyloid Robot Comforts Lonely Senior Citizens

Cuddly Babyloid Robot Comforts Lonely Senior Citizens

The Japanese have a knack for inventing robots to replace human interaction - so far we've seen guide dogs, machines to assist elderly peoples’ movement, and even kissing machines. Now, Japanese

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Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

Sarah Frost Upcycles Thousands of Computer Keys Into Qwerty Wall Art

As more and more people move to thin laptops and sleek tablets, clunky old computer parts are quickly becoming relics of the past. We've seen artists find endless inspiration in these pieces, crafting

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Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it

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