Gone are the everyday worries of misplacing a socket!

by Claire 15/06/2009 03:25
Having problems finding a plug socket?  A company have created their solution to everyday issue in the form of a shiny little robot (and it's an open source company too, which is nice).  Busy on a test run around the office tackling a test of ten doors and plug sockets, the only flaw occurred when too many keen robot-makers overloaded it with monitoring, causing its enthusiastic plug-hunting to become a slow trawl along the corridors.  With keen enthusiasts calmed down, the robot was quickly back on its journey of discovery.


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00Snake

by Claire 11/06/2009 04:43
Israel's Defence Forces have enlisted snakes to help them.  Not real ones mind you (snake communication problems stopped that) - these ones are "also known as robots" (a great description I thought) with microphones and cameras prepped to crawl around the battlefield doing reconnaissance work.  When the snake - or more accurately the snake-handler - finds someone or something it likes it'll be able to sidle up have a good old eavesdrop.  They look pretty interesting in action..

 
 

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