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We’re moving towards a world full of robots, that’s a fact. In this series, we’re taking a break for a second to assess where Contemporary Robotics are at today and what the future looks like. For this sixth and final chapter, we’re taking a look at the state of robots in the military and […]

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When we first saw Robotis release their new line of professional (and large) Dynamixel Pro servo motors, we knew it would not be long until they were used to create larger humanoids. So, not long after their release, “THOR” was revealed; Robotis’ child-sized humanoid entry into the DARPA humanoid challenge. […]

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Boston dynamics unveiled the “WildCat”; their latest robotic creation. The aptly named robot a can gallop at 16 mph untethered and can maneuver much like its predecessors “BigDog” and “AlphaDog”. You can see its impressive performance in the video below. Did you notice how the operators quickly run from the […]

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The term “Drone” is becoming more and more popular in everyday conversations due largely to its increased use in militaries around the world. Hobbyists have also jumped on board with the focus being on multi-rotor aircraft which are able to hover in place and be used for surveillance, but never […]

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The Trackbot by Inspectorbots is a powerful surveillance robot capable of navigating very rough terrain riddled with debris. Its small size makes it particularly suitable for crawling into small tunnels, pipes, and generally inaccessible places for humans. Thanks to its camera and headlights, the human operator can see what the robot sees. The video below demonstrates the robots’ […]

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Boston Dynamics’ “Cheetah” robot just broke its own speed record. This in and of  itself is quite an achievement, considering it was already the fastest legged robot in existence, but it also broke Usain Bolt’s record (100m and 200m sprinting world champion)! The cheetah robot was able to achieve 45.5 km/hr, smashing […]

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