Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification

February 7, 2014 by  
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Israeli industrial designer Shlomi Mir has created a prototype,  tumbleweed-inspired robot that uses wind power to study desertification and help scientists better understand the phenomenon. The round robot uses an internal fabric sail stretched across a circular steel frame to roll across the terrain and collect data about the formation of sand dunes, planting seeds along the way. In the absence of wind, the robot can lie flat until the next gust picks up. Read the rest of Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autonomous robot , biomimicry , Climate Change , desert , desertification , industrial design , Israel , nature-inspired robot , sand dunes , seed-planting robot , Shlomi Mir , tumbleweed robot , wind-powered robot        

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Underwater “Snookie” Robot is Inspired By Blind Fish

March 29, 2010 by  
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Biomimicry strikes again–this time with Snookie, an underwater robot that has an artificial sensory organ inspired by the “ lateral-line system ” seen in blind fish like the Astyanax . Snookie’s artificial organ is so accurate that it can sense obstacles and movements almost directly in front of it and on either side.

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Blindspot Cycles: Salvaged Motorcycles Reborn All-Electric

March 29, 2010 by  
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Blindspot Cycles hits two high points of green design with their line of reconditioned electric motorcycles . These discarded beauties are first found at junk yards and then converted with a rack of batteries, electric motors and controls

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