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Marsbees Explore Mars
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction. But it's a fact. NASA is developing autonomous tiny drones, the size of bees. NASA's Marsbees will explore the planet Mars for any signs of Martian life. The drones are cutting edge robotic innovation. NASA views them as potentially leading the way for the eventual colonization of Mars.
Marsbees is an extraordinary, artificial intelligence (AI), drone development NASA project. The tiny drones are shaped and sized like bees with one exception. Their wingspan is much larger. The wings are the size of cicada's.wings They're designed to fly through Mars' thin atmosphere with speed, distance, agility and duration. They handily outpace NASA's cumbersome rovers. Rover Curiosity landed in 2012 and has only travelled 12 miles.
The drones are steered by artificial intelligence. Like satellites, they transmit data to scientists wirelessly. NASA plans on launching them from a mobile space base. The base, likely a rover, will serve as a recharging and communications center.
Hummingbird Micro-Air Vehicles
NASA is also developing another nature inspired robotic innovation. A hummingbird micro-air vehicle. It too is for exploration of Mars. It's being tested in simulations of Mars' atmosphere. NASA is currently investing in 25 early stage test projects to accelerate the exploration and eventual colonization of Mars.
Technical University of Vienna's Landmark Cloaking Technology Research Source: Technical University of Vienna - Light Beams of Invisibility - Cloaking Tech Viennese Cloaking Cloaking technology has been a source of fascination in Star Trek and Harry Potter adventures. It's also among the Holy Grail for technologists. According to a study by physicists at Technical University of Vienna, it could become a reality with a specially designed material that can mask itself from other forms of light when it's hit with a "beam of invisibility". The Viennese have developed a special light wave, masking technology that they think delivers cloaking. They're experimenting with it and developing it. Shining the Light on New Cloaking Tech The concept involves shining a beam, like a laser, onto material from above to pump it full of energy. Here's the trick. The pattern that's projected into the object to render it invisible has to perfectly match the
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
New Fun Tech - Powered, Standup Water Board Source: Yanmar's on-water gadget Wheeebo From Japan, for Calm Waters It's called Wheebo and it's new, fun tech from Japan. Wheeebo is a battery powered, standup water board that can glide you across the water up to 3&1/2 mph. Invented by the marine engine manufacturer Yanmar, it's designed for relatively calm waters, controlled by shifting your weight on the board, has a hand held remote control for acceleration and is said to be easy for anyone to enjoy. For more details, go to Important Innovations Collection: New Water Sport - Wheeebo : Powered Board "Water Gadget" Source: Yanmar's Wheeebo From Japan at Speeds Up To 3&1/2 MPH This looks like a fun...