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Robots take over Chinese factory, 250% productivity raise is result

  • 08/02/2017 at 00:53 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

RobotsRobots have been threatening to become the new workforce for generations. It has been a cause of alarm for many in production and other medial jobs, where bots have slowly been automating processes. Now a Chinese company has made the switch, and it has made a huge difference.

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Latest in robotics are flying drones inspired by nature

  • 23/05/2014 at 17:34 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Flying drones inspired by natureVolume 9 of scientific journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics has been released, with the latest in experimental robots. These included flying drones that take their cue from birds, including those that can come together in a flock formation.

The research was conducted by fourteen different teams that each presented their findings, and the prototypes for the new robots. They were based on bats, bird, insects and flying snakes to create a more fluid and intuitive form of motion you would normally find in nature. One even simulated the flight pattern of a moth in the vortex of a tornado.

What is the point of the research? It is hoped that by developing robots that can fly within these conditions, they will be able to create drones that cope with the differing airflow and conditions of urban or populated environments.

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Google to Amazon: We see your drones, and raise you robots!

  • 04/12/2013 at 16:22 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • News

GoogleAmazon aren’t the only one looking to take advantage of modern technology as now Google state that they are entering the robot game with real robots.

At the beginning of this week, we reported that Amazon had introduced flying “drones” as a publicity stunt for their Cyber Monday sales, which Jeff Bezos said he would like to use as a genuine delivery service in the future.

Being that their most popular product has both the name and image of Android, it isn’t that surprising that Google would have it in their mind to create robots. What is more unexpected is how far they have already gone in developing them.

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