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How To Create An Effective Wireframe That Will Simplify Your Design Process | Articles | Digital

For the development of any project, it requires in-depth research, conceptualization and attractive layout in its commencement stages. Nowadays, for …

Rotating dome-shaped home is built to withstand extreme weather

A Japanese company is using prefabricated plastic to assemble dome houses in just days. In the U.S., a mechanical dome home, this time made of wood …

The Morning After: Friday, January 20 2017

Welcome to Friday morning. We've got new smartphone teasers, anti-drone guns in action, an even faster Tesla Model S, and so much more.<p>WTFSamsung will reveal what went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7<p>Months after its stunning recall, we still don't know exactly why Samsung's most recent phablet had a …

World Economic Forum

How big a threat are drones on Inauguration Day?

Small, cheap units have become very powerful<p>The security detail protecting politicians and onlookers at Donald Trump’s inauguration have a new threat to consider this year: drones. The aircraft any consumer can buy off the shelf have become significantly more powerful since the last time a new …

Drone-vertible!

Linnaeus is a drone. A drone that’s designed to monitor large open green spaces to make sure that plants are healthy and well irrigated, but this …

SpaceX Snaps Picture-Perfect Photo of Its Rocket Landing at Sea

SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean this past weekend, and the company managed to capture the …

Space Exploration

This could be what the terrifying future of personal drones looks like

In a world where a reality TV star has been elected president of the US, it seems increasingly believable that a culture where everyone is always being filmed, always able to share their most intimate moments at the push of a button, is coming.<p>Consumer drones have exploded in popularity in recent …

Drones

How China's stealthy new J-20 fighter jet compares to the US's F-22 and F-35

But Justin Bronk, a research fellow specializing in combat airpower at the Royal United Services Institute, said the display left many questions unanswered.<p>On paper, the J-20 represents a "big leap forward in terms of the capabilities of the PLA (People's Liberation Army) have on scene," Bronk said.<p>…

Why This 3-D-Printed Rubber Material Could Save the Drone Industry

Researchers at MIT have found a way to print components that cause less damage in the event of a crash.<p>Pedestrians, beware: As more drones take to the sky, it's only natural to wonder what's going to happen if some of those drones inevitably come crashing down. Fortunately, some researchers are …

Parrot's Mambo drone packs a tiny peashooter (hands-on)

This palm-sized drone brings the joy of flight for would-be pilots on a budget.<p>Parrot's minidrones aren't really designed for shooting awesome aerial videos. Smaller drones like the palm-sized Mambo are there to let you experience the joy of piloting a drone without forking out too much …

Drones

MegaBots Shows How to Beat a Giant Robot

The guys from MegaBots announced their dual with Suidoubashi’s Kurata mecha last year. It seems their preparatory work is still in progress, and …

Meet Luigi: MIT's sewer-scouring robot

We've seen used robots as personal assistants, emergency rescuers and even hotel concierges -- but what if they could also do our dirty work?<p>Meet Luigi: the sewer-trawling robot developed by Underworlds -- a project from MIT's Senseable City Lab -- which is designed to harness the gold mine of …

DJI’s Mavic Pro Drone vs. GoPro’s Karma Drone

A battle of the drones is before us as two of the most revolutionary personal drones have taken flight and will be able for purchase in a few weeks. …

Drones

German retailer Media Markt tests home delivery by robot | Reuters

DUESSELDORF (Reuters) - German consumer electronics retailer Media Markt is testing using robots to make home delivery of goods faster and more cost effective, although for now they have to be accompanied by a human minder.<p>A Starship Technologies commercial delivery robot crosses a street during a …

Giant Fighting Robot Tests Pilot Safety Features

Mega upgrades in the works for Megabot<p>When robots fight, the least safe place to be is inside of one. When it comes to military tech, one major advantage of robots is the distance they put between their pilots and battle. When it comes to giant robot duels for sport, instead, the whole point is to …

Xpider Programmable Spider Robot Launches From $99 (video)

A new programmable spider robot has been unveiled this week in the form of the Xpider which is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can …

MegaBots Test Their New $200,000 Battle Bot (video)

In preparation for their showdown with the Japanese team, MegaBots the US side of the competition have this week released a new video revealing a few …

What Your Love of Funny Cat Videos Says About Your Personality, According to Science

Apparently, your preference for cute animals vs. inspirational content says a lot about your personality.<p>Scroll through your Facebook feed and what do you see?<p>Ignoring the current and hopefully temporary barrage of highly partisan election posts (just stop, people! You're not swaying anyone), most …

Tesla Gets Sued for Falsely Advertising Its 'Insane Mode'

Tesla just can’t catch a break.<p>Some 126 Norwegian Tesla owners are suing the electric carmaker for falsely advertising the “Insane Mode” on its Model …

This Drone Has Arms

To help with unusual deliveries (not snatching babies)<p>Delivery drones need a hand. I mean this metaphorically: unmanned flying machines made for carrying cargo typically require a person's help loading and unloading.<p>But Japanese company Prodrone Co, LTD, likely means it literally. Check out these …

Terrifying clawed robot drone can lift 10kg and cut cables

A Japanese startup has made a drone with clawed arms that can lift heavy objects and perform operations that require dexterity, such as cutting through cables and flipping switches.<p>The "world's first dual robot arm large-format drone" weighs 20kg, can carry objects as heavy as 10kg, and has a …

Robotics

What Drones Did for the Sky, Robot Subs Are About to Do for the Sea

What happens when autonomous sea vessels are cheap and freely available.<p>The next drone revolution is happening underwater. Just as flying drones have changed from expensive specialist tools to mass-market million-sellers in a few short years, their aquatic counterparts are opening up the …

Open Source Software

The Drone Boats in Amsterdam's Canals Will Do More Than Float

Drone boats will soon hit the famous, rusty bike-filled canals of Amsterdam. The ambitious “ROBOAT” project, a collaboration between the …

Boats

'Space Invaders' With Drones Is a Geek Dream Come True

Why make movies out of games when you can make games real life?<p>The drone company vHive has offered up both a dream for video game historians: a real life version of the 1978 classic <i>Space Invaders,</i> using drones.<p>The player sits in a moving chair, and fires a laser at the flying invader drones, which …

Retrogaming

Discoverer - the metal-detector robot - The MagPi Magazine

We’ve seen all sorts of Pi-powered robots in our time, but the Discoverer is the first with a built-in metal detector. Mounted on a PVC pipe arm in …

Tactical Robotics steps up Cormorant UAV test programme

Tactical Robotics is expanding the testing of its Cormorant unmanned air vehicle, including the introduction of advanced flight controls and multiple …

Meet EMILY, the robot lifeguard designed to help struggling swimmers stay afloat

Take a look at some awe-inspiring monster machines and feats of modern engineering from around the world in our new Telegraph video series, Extraordinary Engineering.<p>In this video, we share some amazing facts about EMILY, the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard designed to race through heavy …

Flutter Scout - This 3D 3D printed Car Should be Your Next Project

<b>Flutter scout v2</b><p>Is the most economical <b>3D printed car</b>. This car is built to inspire people to make <b>3D printed robots</b>.<p>Among the <b>3D printed remote control</b> …

Newest DARPA Challenge: 'Shift Paradigm' With Robot Radio

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has kicked off three-year contest for the creation of an Artificial Intelligence …

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