Two-ton Mantis hexapod robot machine powered by 2.2L diesel engine

Meet the Mantis, a two-ton all-terrain hexapod built by Matt Denton of Micromagic Systems. Looking like something out of a Sci-Fi horror movie, the robotic machine is powered by a Perkins 2.2L Turbo Diesel engine and can be operated with onboard controls or via a remote Wi-Fi controller. It’s onboard controller is a Linux-based PC…

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Paralyzed woman can now feed herself using mind-controlled robotic arm

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The most advanced brain-computer interface for operating a robotic arm has given a woman paralyzed from the waist down a new lease on life. Researchers implanted two chips into the woman’s motor cortex, the part of the brain responsible for body movements. Each chip is connected to 96 electrodes that are wired through the woman’s…

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Meet Thermite, the extreme robot firefighter that can go where no man has gone before

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Constructed by Howe and Howe Technologies, the Thermite RS1-T2 automated firefighting machine is designed to go into situations and blazes that firefighters could not normally enter – chemical plants, nuclear reactors, munitions plants, and other dangerous places that firefighters would draw straws for. Originally designed to neutralize IEDs in war zones, Thermite was redesigned as…

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Walking Robot made entirely of paper

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This is pretty friggin amazing. This robot, created by a guy from Japan, is made entirely of paper and a few sticks. The body, gears, and framework are made of paper, glued together for stability, and uses rubber bands for power. It features articulating ankles and piston-like legs that allow the robot to walk.

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