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Ten Years on Mars for NASA Rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Ten Years on Mars for NASA Rovers Spirit and Opportunity!

Ten years ago this month, NASA Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars for 90 day missions. Much to the surprise of everyone, Spirit’s mission lasted nearly seven years, and Opportunity is still operational and making scientific discoveries to this day!

Love Space Exploration? Watch this Documentary!

PBS Nova has an awesome documentary about NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. I embeded it here but it is also available on Netflix and the PBS website. Click below for Chapters 1-4

Chinese Lunar Rover Lands on Moon! Begins Exploration!

Chinese Lunar Rover Lands on Moon! Begins Exploration!

The Chinese lunar rover, Jade Rabbit has embarked from the Chang’e 3 spacecraft. The Chinese rover will be the first lunar rover to operate on the Moon in over 40 years. The Jade Rabbit will begin its mission to learn more about the composition of the lunar surface.

RoboSculpt creates clay molds with ease and precision

RoboSculpt, a robot created by Mathew Schwartz and Jason Prasad at the University of Michigan College of Achitecture, uses an industrial robot to sculpt clay molds. Using the robot to shape the molds allows for a custom design to be made more quickly and with less waste.

Robots Swarm and Self Assemble

Swarm robots on the ground join forces with an aerial robot to communicate with each other and self assemble! Using blinking lights and cameras, the aerial robot tells the ground robots how they should self-assemble to conquer a given task or environmental challenge.

Rat Brain Controls Small Cyborg Robot! With Video!

Rat Brain Controls Small Cyborg Robot! With Video!

Robot is controlled entirely by lab grown rat brain cells. The team grows neurons on an electrode array, which via wireless (bluetooth) communication receives signals from the robot’s ultrasonic sensors.

Robotic Deer Helps Officers Thwart Illegal Hunting!

Robotic Deer Helps Officers Thwart Illegal Hunting!

This robotic deer helps protect wildlife and citizens from illegal hunting. The remote controlled deer has a moving head and tail. Officers bust hunters shooting from their cars shortly after the shooters are tricked by this life-like animatronic deer.

Destroyed “Self Healing” Chair Puts Itself Back Together – Video

An old but awesome video of a self healing robotic chair which destroys then reassembles itself.

RoboBuilder Robots do a Christmas Dance – Video

Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

Robot Surgery Is Safe, But No Better Than Regular Surgery for Children, Says Report.

According to a study published in Pediatrics, using robots for surgery is safe, but provides no better outcomes for child patients in some cases. Robotic surgery systems, such as the Da Vinci allow surgeons to more easily do less invasive surgeries, as well as reduce human error like shaking hands.