Customised robotic plush toys.

Research in customised robotic plush toys from ETH Zurich using servos and tendons.

“Fabrication, Modeling, and Control of Plush Robots”, James M. Bern, Grace Kumagai, Stelian Coros. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2017

Here’s some of the in-the-making:

3D Printed Propellers Take to the Skies | Hackaday

Props to RCLifeOn for sharing his 3D printed quadcopter propeller experiments!

Source: 3D Printed Propellers Take to the Skies | Hackaday

Watch this robotic manta ray speed through the water

Soft-body manta ray-inspired bot uses surrounding water as one of the electrodes to contract silicone pockets of hydrogel that flap the wings. It’s speedy, strong, temperature robust, wireless and almost invisible. Developed by Tiefeng Li of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Article at ScienceMag  and here’s the paper.

Source: Watch this robotic manta ray speed through the water

Cybernetic Third Arm For Drummers

It keeps proper time and comes with an off switch, making this robotic third arm infinitely better than a human drummer

Snatoms! The Magnetic Molecular Modeling Kit by Derek Muller — Kickstarter

Simply intuitive – feel how atoms connect!

Kickstart project Snatoms, from the maker of Veritasium, is a molecular modelling kit with magnetic atoms that snap together. http://kck.st/1LamxxV

This Building’s Swooping Curves Were Fabricated By a Robot

An architecture firm called Studio RAP has built what it claims is the“first robotically fabricated building in the Netherlands,” using automated milling techniques to craft a unique, swooping structure.

Source: This Building’s Swooping Curves Were Fabricated By a Robot