Wearable Motorcycle Design

Wearable Motorcycle Design

Much like an umbrella, this octopus like structure folds out of your hind quarters and lets you skim thru traffic

A motorcycle design student recently came up with a wearable motorcycle design that, while cool, is unlikely to see public adoption. The bike would be capable of doing 0 to 60 is just 3 seconds with a top speed of 75 miles-per-hour and would theoretically be controlled by 36 pneumatic muscles and 2 linear actuators. Collisions would be spectacular Humpty Dumpty exercises requiring more than all the king’s horses and all the kings men, but the design gets several thousand extra bonus points for coolness.  More photos after the jump.


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Toyota’s Robot Band


As soon as they learn how to compose, punk rockers will be out of a job

Toyota recently unveiled a new, musically-inclined Partner Robot that can play violin. A total of 17 computer-controlled joints in its flexible arms and agile fingers allow the robot to hold the violin and correctly press the strings against the fingerboard with its left hand, while gently drawing the bow across the strings with its right hand. In a recital held at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo, the 152-centimeter (5-ft) tall humanoid entertained guests with a slightly robotic but technically adept rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance.” More videos after the jump.


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ASIMO Robot to Conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

 ASIMO Robot to Conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Some short robots get all the cool gigs

ASIMO will focus attention on the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) nationally acclaimed music programs for young people in Detroit by conducting the orchestra as it performs “Impossible Dream” to open a special concert performance with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Tuesday, May 13. (Pics)

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Tiny Robotic Hand Has Strong Grip

Robotic Hand

Scientists have developed a pair of robotic hands that are both strong and sensitive

The tweezers can guide themselves to pick up and move individual cells without damaging them, and have a grip that can be as slight as 20 nanoNewtons of force. In fact, so advanced are the little grippers, that they can be hitched up to a microscope and, with the right software, function without human control. More below.

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Creating the Real IronMan – Top 4 Real Contenders


Full Exoskeleton Body Armor Suit

Troy Hurtubise the inventor of the “Trojan”. First ballistic, full exoskeleton body suit of armour. Bullet proof, night proof, shock proof, bomb proof, full body armor!

We did some research and come up with videos of the four major contenders to build a real IronMan. More after the jump.


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