Antarctic SnoMote robots can autonomously explore snow Land

May 30, 2008

Early we have seen a pair of robotic effort to explore the Arctic and Antarctica, but they were all operated distance learning – in contrast to the SnoMote a new message to Georgia Tech can navigate, around him – even ice and snow. Boxes for the mini-sled-based SnoMotes can negotiate with each other and “offer” to the sites to investigate, and the navigation through microscopic cracks in the rankings terrain ice. The robots are not in Antarctica, but they are apparently handling simulations very well, and it is expected that teams from 40 to 50 of the machines-$ 10000, on the ice, the collection of data for the climate change models. Make sure – and the next thing you know, Antarctica is the flashpoint of the Revolution.


Texas-based KumoTek Present KT-X Humanoid Robot Kit

May 29, 2008

Meny different humanoid robots have already made known Vstone presence in Japan, and it seems that now they are making their way here with a little help people of Texas-based KumoTek. They just announced their new line of KT series X-robots (apparently identical to Vstone of Robovie-X), including 13 KT-engine X-Lite, the engine 17-KT-X, and the engine 20 KT X-Gladiator, all of which are apparently aimed at the entire market and the price range of $ 990 to $ 1490. Like its Vstone coutnerpart, KT-X measure about 13 inches high, and can be controlled through a wireless PS2, but apparently it comes with the added advantage of education KumoTek the Robot PETS (Robots Promoting education in science) education system, which the company hopes to contribute to students in a broad career in robotics or mechanical.

Urban Aeronautics Panda unmanned aerial vehicle prototype (video)

May 28, 2008

Israeli company Urban Aeronautics has published the first of a series of test flights to the Panda introduces a new unmanned aerial vehicle prototype, bringing us closer to what could be the ultimate medivac.

The Urban Aeronautics, already the mule and the X-Hawk drone in large, can be configured to primarily supplies, medical evacuation, the benefit for maintenance, taxi, instead of high-rescue, and perhaps the cleaning of the discs .

The technology is based on the “classic, the first measure the beginning of the year 1960” that the website of the companies. This model is based on two electric motors and can carry about 3 pounds of payload, it’s enough to provide an organ transplant. The company’s patented calmly, “rotorless” Fancraft technology promises to eliminate the risks associated with the helicopter. And the fact that they have a stable steady flight near walls, slopes, the son and other electrical and is able to land in all security in the fixed soon Sites May could mean that you have something to the fact that this now neglected space between the roofs and the streets. Well, if it can only turn to solar energy.

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First Images f Mars Planet from Phoenix Lander

May 27, 2008

Things are good for the Phoenix lander, which touched down on Mars at 4:53 pm on Sunday, May 25. NASA nerds reported a nearly perfect landing, with only spacebot inclined quarter of degree. In fact, they are arguing that the landing was “much smoother than any simulation test or who has never been done.” Lander from the North Pole-place is measured at -106 degrees Fahrenheit and full of life to preserving the ice. Phoenix on March cold for 90 days, sniffing the ground and the search for Martian frozen, whatever form they take May. Now that March Oddyssey – one of its main communications uplinks — Has risen above the lander, we have our first images, one of whom is above.

Panasonic robot powered on EVOLTA batteries can climbs

May 26, 2008

This is not a little, like a good tip robots in connection with the advertising by the heart poundin on a Sunday. For your examination, Panasonic robot offered a small 7-inch robot by AA batteries EVOLTA who like to pass on a seven-clock cable increase of more than 1700 vertical easy walk to the Grand Canyon. Fine, we Panasonic, hemorrhoids last EVOLTA all in one – you can now stop the lovable little robot in the risk to consider.

NASA Mars Phoenix lander to touched down on the Mars Planet

May 26, 2008

Wow, Phoenix lander is mere hours away from touch down on Mars, and NASA‘s blowing this thing. Not only do I become a live video feed from their side, but apparently Mission Control ops are liveblogging touchdown and the resulting alien encouners / total boring rock digging. Festivities kick off at around 6:00 PM ET, prepare to be stunned faces.

More information at NASA source:

Read – Phoenix mission page
Read – NASA Mission Control liveblog
Read – NASA live video feed

ROBO Builder kit: build your own robot

May 26, 2008

All robot-builders certainly don’t have any shortage of kits to choose from these days, but this new self-descriptive ROBO Builder set looks to be a good deal more complete than most and, compared to the norm, is somewhat more reasonably priced. You can combine three different robots (known as Dino, Huno and Dogy) on the basis of the robot, which seemingly everyone can be programmed with various activities, or simply by a computer or on the remote control. You can also use your choice black or transparent kits, this last, in some offer much higher break-dancing skills. It is also much more expensive, with a cost of 660000 won ($ 630) compared to 450,000 ($ 430) for the basic version black.