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The inventor designs a drone firing device

The inventor designs a drone firing device

The installation designed by Drew Pilcher is fully autonomous. It is a complete analogue of an anti-aircraft turret with computer vision, homing and automatic weapons preparation, but it is for fun rather than serious combat.  
The tiny flying robot powered by solar energy

The tiny flying robot powered by solar energy

The device is called RoboBee X-Wing; it is only 5cm long and has a 3.5cm wingspan.
Airbus is testing a plane with moving wings

Airbus is testing a plane with moving wings

The new aircraft will be called AlbatrossOne. As the name suggests, the engineers were inspired by albatross famous for its ability to fly long distances without flapping its wings.

Scientists create robotic fish that uses blood to move

One small catch - the blood isn’t real. A liquid electrolyte courses through the robot’s veins, serving as a source of energy.

New transportation energy efficiency record set in Sweden

Delsbo Electric is an annual contest in creating energy-efficient rail vehicles. This time, a new record was set by students from Dalarna University and Chalmers University of Technology.

Interface to Revolutionize Our Conception of a Smartphone Case

Snap Company and Columbia University scientists have presented a case to control your smartphone. Curiously, it is not connected to the device either through wired or wireless communication.

Youbionics builds drone with bionic arms

Autonomous aircraft are already extremely useful. A company called Youbionics has recently come up with a way to further increase their potential. They introduced a project called Drone for Handy, which includes the creation of aircraft with bionic arms.

A robot that gives ironic answers is created in Germany

Robots usually surprise us with their acrobatic abilities, but the skills of the Reeti device created by German engineers are of a different nature. Its strong point is irony.

DJI Releases Its First Ground-based Robot

Chinese brand DJI is famous throughout the world as a multicopter manufacturer. But the company has apparently decided to try hand in a new capacity and released its first ground-based robot.

Honda Mean Mower V2 Reclaims Its Title as the World’s Fastest Lawn Mower

Honda Mean Mower V2 already held the record for fastest speed which was later on taken away from it by another device. This time it has come back to the pedestal by accelerating to incredible 243 km/h. At the moment, the device has the best power to weight ratio.

Ai-Da Robot Artist

Art always reflects the spirit of its time, so it is only natural that it is embracing new technologies. British engineers have created Ai-Da robot artist, whose paintings are admired even by the strictest of critics.

Robot Sloth to Help Study Tropical Forests

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a SLOTHBOT machine to collect information on air chemical composition and weather. Just like a real sloth, it sits on a tree and barely moves.

Largest Ever Ampaire 337 Hybrid Plane Getting Ready for Commercial Service

Environmental problems are one of the greatest challenges of our time. To adequately address them, scientists are actively developing electric cars and hybrid aircraft. Ampaire 337 is the largest hybrid aircraft in the world, and it has recently made its first flight.

Reusable Space Rider Shuttle

The European Space Agency (ESA) has presented the concept of its new space vehicle to deliver equipment into orbit. Upon completion of its mission, the capsule will return to Earth ready to be used again.

Cockroach robots get their team spirit

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have worked on VelociRoACH robots for over 10 years, trying to make them look like real-life insects. Recently, the main drawback of the devices has been eliminated.