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These are garage/carport sized machines where you down­load a “pat­tern”, buy the raw mate­ri­als required and place QR stick­ers on them, and then the machine does the rest. Can build every­thing from fur­ni­ture to rock­et ships. This works in 3 parts. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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First Responder Drones

Drones that fly out from emer­gency ser­vices cen­ters to get a pic­ture of the sit­u­a­tion on the ground. I imag­ine these would fly out fast, extend legs and land and sur­vey the sit­u­a­tion, relay­ing infor­ma­tion back to the crew on … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Repeat After Me Robots

A sys­tem where you wear some gloves and head­gear and you do an oper­a­tion a bunch of times and the sys­tem records it. A robot that can repeat the action (with some AI to make it not do dumb things).  … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Pest Control Robot: Demyner

Indi­an myn­er birds are an intro­duced pest that aggres­sive­ly take over nest­ing spots. The Demyn­er would sit in trees above nest­ing spots and would cat­­tle-bolt each one that was going to come in… or maybe a nest­ing box that throws … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Pest Control Robot: Snip-er

This is a drone that can iden­ti­fy pat­ter­sons curse flow­ers and sim­ply snip them off. This a nox­ious intro­duced species which can kill hors­es. The idea is that by cut­ting off the flow­ers, we’re stop­ping it from breed­ing and spread­ing. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Pest Control Robot: Waspaway

I was both­ered by a Euro­pean Wasp today at lunch time. A noto­ri­ous intro­duced species nobody likes. And I won­dered whether you could have some pret­ty sim­ple bait with a cam­era and smash any wasp that comes to the bait. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Pest Control Robot: Ratsoff

I envi­sion a large spi­der or snake like robot that essen­tial­ly uses com­put­er vision to keep your attic or roof space free of mice and spi­ders. It sits in wait, and then stalks its prey, kills it, and drops it … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Bounce!

This is a cross between a pogo-stick and elec­tric scoot­ers and is large­ly based on how kan­ga­roo’s are an amaz­ing crea­ture. Each bounce can take them 9 meters. So Bounce! is a com­pa­ny that makes a ride on elec­tric pogo … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Cephalopod Based Robotic Exoskeleton For Farming

Talk­ing to my daugh­ter one evening, I realised I had no idea how the arms of an octo­pus even work. So after some research and my delight, I was entire­ly tak­en with mus­cu­lar hydro­sta­t­ics. Which got me think­ing about robots … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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