Going to the aquarium may be a great way to learn about sea creatures, but keeping animals in captivity for such purposes usually comes hand in hand with a number of ethical problems. US engineering firm Edge Innovations wants to change that by creating animatronic dolphins that … [Read more...] about Lifelike robotic creatures could be the future of theme parks and aquariums
Firefighting took a step into the future this week when the Los Angeles Fire Department became the first in the US to deploy a “robotic firefighting vehicle”. Weighing in at 3,500 pounds, LAFD’s Thermite RS3 is about the size of a Smart car but has the power to blast its way … [Read more...] about America’s first firefighting robot helped put out a blaze in downtown LA
Footwear is taking a giant step into the future thanks to an incredible custom-built robot from Adidas. Inspired by string art (the weaving of thread between nails to create a pleasing pattern), the robot can weave individual threads of raw yarn diagonally across the midsole of … [Read more...] about Adidas creates incredible robot that weaves zero-waste running shoes
Earth’s population is rapidly aging. Whereas today there are ten people under age 65 for every one senior, the United Nations projects it will be just five to one by 2050. In some countries like Japan, it’ll be less than two to one, which means we will need solutions for how to … [Read more...] about In the future, this gravity-defying robot could help the elderly do chores
A team at Harvard is creating therapeutic wearables using robotic fabrics. While robotic fabrics are far from new, they’re usually attached to bulky external machines that can modulate air pressure inside them to make them move or change their shape. Since that could limit their … [Read more...] about Scientists create robotic fabric that could lead to therapeutic wearables.