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How To Use MultiWii as a Servo-Based Gimbal Stabilizer

This post explains the different steps necessary to use a MultiWii compatible board for two axis servo-based stabilization. Many people try to make projects that require stabilization and don’t really want to have to worry about programming; fortunately MultiWii comes to the rescue and helps you get this done fast and even at a low [...]Show More Summary

How To use MultiWii as Servo Gimbal Stabilizer

This post explains the different steps necessary to use a MultiWii compatible board for two axis servo-based stabilization. Many people try to make projects that require stabilization and don’t really want to have to worry about programming; fortunately MultiWii comes to the rescue and helps you get this done fast and even at a low [...]Show More Summary

This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Oct 25)

Sometimes, we need to take a look at technologies, their trends, and their consequences from alternative points of view. This week, a slew of stories popped up around the web showing just how much things are changing but in unexpected ways. Settle in and read how the future is unfolding. Enjoy this week’s stories! ARTIFICIAL LIFE: Binary […]

Audi Robotic Racecar Relies on GPS

Digital maps can keep you on track—if it's a race track

Watch Tesla's Robocar Achieve Warp Speed

This video shows the upcoming dual-motor model going from zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds

CyPhy Works' New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours

A thin tether provides enough constant power and communications to this pocket-sized surveillance drone

UAVs Flex Their Artificial Muscles

Foldable, bendable actuators could lead to foldable, bendable UAVs that you can stuff into your pocket

Transparent Graphene-Based Implants to Grant Clearer View of the Brain

A new implantable brain chip developed by the University of Madison-Wisconsin may help advance our understanding of the human brain. The chip is flexible, transparent, biocompatible—and uses a graphene sensor array just four atoms thick. To understand a system, we have to observe it, and so far, observing the living brain has proven […]

Robots Podcast #167: Engaging girls in robotics

22 hours agoHobbies / Robotics : Robots.net

In episode #167 AJung Moon brings together three interviews relating to promoting the involvement of girls and women in robotics, and STEM generally. In the first interview, Hannah and Rachel Tipperman, a pair of seventeen year oldsShow More Summary

Desktop Machine Carves Metal and Wood Like Butter

How many desktop 3D printers have we seen on Kickstarter in recent years? Too many to count. But 3D printing is only half of the digital manufacturing promise. Where 3D printing is additive—CNC machines, guided by digital designs, subtract material. Give a CNC machine a digital file, and it’ll painstakingly […]

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

Big-data boondoggles and brain-inspired chips are just two of the things we’re really getting wrong

Next-Gen Diagnostics, Nanotechnology, and Bioengineering Begin Taking the Fight to Cancer

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer claimed 8.2 million lives worldwide in 2012. Perhaps no other disease highlights the need for improved diagnostic and treatment options better than cancer—which is why it’s good news there continue to be promising developments in the lab. Here are a few early […]

Real Robots to Help Fight Ebola

Robots aren't ready to help fight ebola right now, but within a few months, they might be

When the Internet Sleeps

The internet is a little bit like an organism—a really huge organism, made up of over four billion IP addresses networked across the globe. How does the internet behave day to day? What are its natural cycles? USC Viterbi School of Engineering project leader and computer science assistant professor, John […]

With Mindware Upgrades and Cognitive Prosthetics, Humans Are Already Technological Animals

In recent years, the surprising idea that we’ll one day merge with our technology has warily made its way into the mainstream. Often it’s couched in a combination of snark and fear. Why in the world would we want to do that? It’s so inhuman. That the idea is distasteful […]

Yamaha Demos Agricultural RoboCopter, But Humans Can't Unleash It Yet

The agricultural market is ready for unmanned aerial vehicles: let’s unleash them

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