Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Self-Burying Robot Could Be Hiding in Your Backyard Right Now

From IEEE:

Bio-inspired robotics has been all over the place. We’ve got robots that walk, run, climb, fly, crawl, and swim. We’ve been kind of missing out on a big domain, though, and that’s animals that dig. You know, like moles. Unlike just about any other sort of robot (or animal), you could have a whole family of moles chillin’ within just a few feet of you (assuming you’re close to the ground, of course) and you’d probably have no idea. And that’s appealing for certain robotic applications:

"One use case is for this robot to drive or be air-dropped to a location close to a target, bury itself to be hidden, perform video surveillance, and send that video back to an operator."

[read more] [Design of a Bimodal Self-Burying Robot]

Notes

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  5. sapidsindi reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    This seems like a really bad idea…
  6. seditionaryforce reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    Oh great, more ways for the govt to spy on us. This we don’t need…
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  8. mostlycutemenandcats reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    I highly doubt it’s in our garden. Mainly because it won’t cope with our clay!
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  17. embrace-the-filth reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    Diggin fo tha pussy
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  19. always-down-the-rabbit-hole reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    There better not be. Dig that shit up!
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  21. rigintelligence reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    I definitely see quite a bit of application for the oilfield with this type of technology.
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