Amazing MIT Robotic Cheetah
MIT Biomimetic Robotics Laboratory members pose with the MIT cheetah robot in Killian Court (Learn more: http://bit.ly/1CZToFe) Now MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah — a sleek, four-legged assemblage of gears, batteries, and electric motors that weighs about as much as its feline counterpart. The team recently took the robot for a test run on MIT’s Killian Court, where it bounded across the grass at a steady clip.
Robert Wood, a National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer and award-winning engineer, is invented a Robotic Bees. This Robotic Bees is very small and fly like a honey bee.
Kitepower: Kite Wind Turbine Demonstration video Wind energy harvesting at a higher altitude by using a kite results in a eco and cost friendly solution. This demonstration system is developed by the Asset Group of TU Delft. Roland Schmehl and Rolf van der Vlugt explain current developments and the future of the project.
See successful flight of a human-powered helicopter
A human-powered helicopter (HPH) is a helicopter powered solely by one or more persons carried on board. As in other human-powered aircraft, the power is usually generated by pedalling. It remains a considerable engineering challenge to obtain both the power-to-weight ratio and rotor efficiency required to sustain a helicopter in flight.
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Robot Ride A Hovercycle, . The robot's 3-D printed body is lightweight, and where its face would be there’s a GoPro camera instead, filming the flight
Amazing Ultra-fast, the robotic arm. A robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five hundredths of a second.The research was conducted with a ball, an empty bottle, a half full bottle, a hammer and a tennis racket.