Engineering Newswire 47: Robotic Sea Creatures Have Guts

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 1:12pm
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This week on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower Corporation, the premier supplier for power system components with a one week manufacturing lead-time and over 4 million parts in stock, we're mapping blood vessels to recognize your face, spicing up swamps with robotic frog mates, and swimming with the robotic fishes, literally, not figuratively, no one died. This episode features:

  • The next big thing in biometrics from a team at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India may make stealing one's identity a little more difficult.
  • Using robotic amphibians, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Salisbury University have discovered that two wrong mating calls can make a right for females ... frogs. Here is a video of a female tungara frog approaching the robofrog.
  • The "intelligent transportation" concept looks to a world where vehicles communicate directly with each other in real time.
  • The naro project is a series of biologically-inspired robots created at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology that hope to ignite the interest of young students.

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