Engineering Update #13: Internet-Beaming Balloons and a Robotic Cat
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 8:59am
This episode of ECN's Engineering Update is brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor with the widest selection of the newest products. In this week's headlines:
- Internet-beaming balloons: Google's lofty ambitions of bringing the internet to the entire planet are becoming a reality with the recent launch of internet-beaming antennas onboard balloons.
- Battery-free driving on electric roads: Volvo's recent research and development in electric vehicle technology is striving to do away with batteries by creating roadways able to charge the very cars that drive across it.
- An interview with Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan: ECN recently caught up with the recent Mouser Electronics sponsored winner of the Indy 500.
- A robot that runs like a cat: EPFL's Biorobotics Lab has designed a cheetah-cub robot. The light-weight, quick, and agile movement of the feline-inspired robot could one day be used for search and rescue missions.
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