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Meet "ro-bat", the robotic bat wing (w/video)

The strong, flapping flight of bats offers great possibilities for the design of small aircraft, among other applications. By building a robotic bat wing, Brown researchers have uncovered flight secrets of real bats: the function of ligaments, the elasticity of skin, the structural support of musculature, skeletal flexibility, upstroke, downstroke.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2013

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Stealthy robots: spying on wildlife just got real

The ability to track wildlife in natural environments while remaining undetected poses many technological challenges. The goal of CSIRO's "robotic stealthy tracking" project, however, is to directly address these challenges.

Posted: Feb 19th, 2013

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How to build a bionic man

The bionic man featured in a Channel 4 documentary this week may not be a realistic copy of a human - but robots prompt questions about what we want from our most sophisticated machines.

Posted: Feb 8th, 2013

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