Random Robot Roundup

Posted 11 Feb 2013 at 19:19 UTC by steve Share This

Researchers at Harvard have been building squishy silicone robots for a while and they have a new one that can jump 30 times its height by expelling and igniting methane. At the University of Illinois, researchers have built a map the brain regions responsible for our human emotional intelligence with the help of Vietnam vets. The Swirling Brain sent us stories about a tiny robot that will clean the screen of your tablet, a robotic exoskeleton for a moth, and a very cool but unbelievably expensive tiny British robot helicopter named the Hornet. 160 Hornets cost $31,000,000 USD. The Swirling Brain notes, "Why do all the little helicopters I get only fly for 5 mins max and are destroyed in less than 30 minutes? Oh, $193,750 each! That’s why!" Last up, we received a link to a good tutorial from Jack Crenshaw's Embedded Design column on the basics of Kalman filter math called Quiet down out there!. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please. Don't forget to follow us on twitter and Facebook. And now you can add us to your Google+ circles too.

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