Watch: Robot maps underground mine with Wi-Fi ‘breadcrumb trail’

Scientists are going head to head in a competition to make a robot that can map and navigate dark underground environments.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology drones internet rescue robots

Spiders inspire nerve-like sensors for drones

With better sensors and inspiration from nature, drones and self-driving cars could detect and avoid objects more easily.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | May 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology biomimicry drones nerves robots sensors spiders

In flocks of birds, couples stick together

Flocks of birds aren't one cohesive unit. Instead, mated pairs of birds within the flock are most loyal to each other.

Andrew Myers-Stanford | May 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology birds drones flight mating robots social-lives

Hummingbird robot flies and hovers like the real thing

Hummingbird robots that learn from A.I. could one day maneuver through tight spaces where even drones can't go.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue | May 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology biomimicry drones flight hummingbirds robots

Math paves the way for fleets of connected drones

Getting fleets of drones to work together won't be easy, but new research is a step in the right direction.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | May 3, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology algorithms drones gps internet navigation

Insect wings inspire drone that can handle serious wind

The new drone design can fold its wings to better navigate windy weather.

Chris Adam-Purdue | April 26, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology biomimicry drones flight insects wind

Morphing origami could lead to better concert halls and drones

A new origami that morphs from one pattern to another could improve acoustics in concert halls and crash protection systems for flying drones.

Josh Brown-Georgia Tech | April 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology acoustics drones metamaterials self-assembly

Your future coworkers could be swarms of robots

Swarms of robots could help people fight fires, rescue lost surfers, clean oil spills, and a whole lot more.

U. Melbourne | March 21, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture drones jobs robots

‘Neuroflight’ drone controller gets a boost from A.I.

Artificial intelligence could power controllers that help drones fly faster and more precisely.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | March 13, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology artificial-intelligence drones

New fuel cell has enough juice for drones and subs

A new kind of high-power fuel cell could be strong enough for unpiloted underwater vehicles, drones, and eventually electric aircraft.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | March 5, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment drones electric-vehicles fuel-cells renewable-energy

Page 1 of 2