Rise of Rubik’s Robots

Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo‘s, robot can solve Rubik’s Cube in under a second.

But then, speed isn’t everything..

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Cheers!

quincy

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Row, Row, Robo-Boat: Amsterdam’s Self-Driving Boats

“I want to go to there.”

The self-driving movement is coming to Amsterdam’s canals. Researchers are planning to launch “roboats” to traverse the Dutch capital’s canals next year, part of a five-year project to test the self-driving vessels’ ability to transport people and goods in a city whose area is about one-quarter water.

For more, follow this link to Quartz article.

Swiss Scientists Program Robots To Build Bridges Autonomously

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University researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich have designed drones that work together to build a rope bridge. Watch this cool video to see them in action.

For more, follow this link to original QZ.com article:

Researchers Send Robotic Penguin Babies In To Monitor Real Penguins

Scientist use robotic penguin to get up close and personal to nesting penguin colony.

Yes, the science is great, so do read the article. Then check out the video to get your baby penguin fix (trumps the cat video meme, hands-down)!

A revolutionary drone-based delivery network is being tested—in Bhutan

While Amazon’s drone plans stall, Silicon Valley startup, Matternet, is piloting (pun intended) a drone service in Bhutan. This aerobo (aerial-robotic) fleet is providing a means of delivering medicinal supplies to rural communities.