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Robojelly: Hydrogen-Powered Robot Jellyfish
05/11/12 — That innocent-looking jellyfish floating along in the ocean may actually be Robojelly, a hydrogen-fueled robot surveillance jellyfish in development for the Navy. It seems like the U.S. Navy is getting all the cool toys these days. Hot on the heels of the Saffir humanoid firefighting robot, comes Robojelly. Robojelly may sound like the business half of a sandwich for Cylons, but it's actually a robotic jellyfish. If we accept the premise that robots are inherently cool, we have to extrapolate that underwater robots based on gelatinous sea creatures are extra cool. Robojelly is the nickname for a project under development…

Robot Steps Toward Artificial “Real” Intelligence
05/02/12 — Keith Wagstaff for TechLand—The anthropomimetic robot synthetic human parts like bones, muscles and tendons. Its name is ECCEROBOT (short for Embodied Cognition in a Compliantly Engineered Robot) and it’s being developed by Owen Holland at the University of Sussex. The idea of biomimetic robots is not new — scientists have been building robots based on animals like fish and birds for a while now. The audacity of this project is try to mimic the internal structures of an animal — in this case, us — all in pursuit of an even more audacious and absurd goal: artificial intelligence. As human…

Cockroaches Offer Inspiration for Running Robots
12/29/09 — Oregon State University researchers are working to apply basic biological and mechanical principles that allow certain animals to run effortlessly over rough terrain to running robots. By By David Stauth The sight of a cockroach scurrying for cover may be nauseating, but the insect is also a biological and engineering…

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