Polar Rover First Wind-powered Robotic Vehicle

March 22, 2013 / No Comments

Using autonomous robots for polar exploration is not a new thing. Researchers from China’s Kunlun Polar Research Team in Antarctica have now introduced a new interesting robot powered with renewable energy. The research vehicle, named Polar Rover, is the world’s first wind powered, satellite controlled, autonomous robot that measures 1.8 metres in length, 1.2 metres in height, 1.6 metres in width ...

New Robot Cleaner Concept Could Clean Up Oil Spill

May 25, 2012 / No Comments

After many proposed idea of using robots to clean up the oil spill and ocean wastes, here is something that sounds pragmatic. The Bio-cleaner, designed by Hsu Sean, is a new robot cleaner that is dropped off a helicopter into the ocean to fulfil the purpose. Going by the looks the Bio-cleaner resembles the Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner used to clean ...

RoboJelly Generates Own Energy [Video]

March 27, 2012 / No Comments

Robots are much more than machines that ease our work. The latest addition to the entertainment/productivity cadre from the robotic world is the RoboJelly 2.0. This version features a self driving system that generates its own energy from hydrogen. Hydrogen is made available from the water in which it is swimming and that makes it a jaw dropping innovation. Previous versions ...

NASA’s SOLO-TREC robot powered by ocean’s thermal energy

May 6, 2010 / No Comments

NASA’s has learnt to harness ocean’s thermal energy to drive its new robot. Called SOLO TREC this wax filled buoy requires no battery change and completely relies on renewable energy for its oceanic maneuverings.

RIWEA: Robot Inspector to Keep Your Turbines in Shape

January 23, 2009 / No Comments

Tapping into to wind energy as a clean source of power is an option that is quickly growing popularity thanks to inventive designers who are creating new and more acceptable designs for wind turbines. This has seen a sudden and healthy growth in the number of wind turbines used across the globe, but what about maintaining them and checking for defects ...