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Pubudu   7/25/2013 12:50:04 PM
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Very true mrdon, this will be very useful innovation,

When the foundation is done it will be very easy to add existing technology to it. 

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Pubudu   7/25/2013 12:35:30 PM
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Thanks Ann for sharing, it's really interesting.

Love to see a video can you please share a link if there is any. 

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Ann R. Thryft   7/24/2013 12:05:52 PM
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Biomimicry has been around for some time in robot design. Boston Dynamics was one of the early pioneers by studying not only how land animals looked, but mimicking how they move, as well. They also developed a robot cheetah before MIT did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chPanW0QWhA

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Ann R. Thryft   7/24/2013 12:00:17 PM
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Thanks, mrdon. Good point about cameras.

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mrdon   7/23/2013 1:31:17 PM
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Rob, The intended product use of the designer and how the end user applies it to their application is what makes Disruptive Technology so fascinating. You never known how the customer will use your product. The field of robotics is an area of technology that is quite receptive to disruption.

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mrdon   7/23/2013 1:19:16 PM
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Charles, Thanks for the MIT Robotic Cheetah information from the Osgood files. Here's additional from the MIT website on their robotic cheetah research.

 

http://biomimetics.mit.edu:8100/wordpress/videos/

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William K.   7/22/2013 9:55:49 PM
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OK, now it has a reasonable name: Bio MImimicry, which explans it all in the name. Very good. It will be quite interesting to see what uses come up for this technology.

And it is an interesting engineering direction, since good engineering proactice is to start with something that works if you can make it fit your application. So just copy the animals that most closely follow the motions that you are looking for. 

Now, how can they produce that octopus with 3D printing?

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Charles Murray   7/22/2013 6:49:13 PM
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I agree, MrDon. Biomimicry is gaining momentum. I heard this morning that MIT researchers are building a robotic cheetah. (See story #3 from today's "Osgood File" on CBS radio. Link below.)

http://osgoodfile.com/

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Rob Spiegel   7/22/2013 4:33:12 PM
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MrDon, I hadn't thought of it as a disruptive technology, but you're right. It does turn the automotive spot welding robot on its head.

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Ann R. Thryft   7/22/2013 12:58:48 PM
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Thanks, Chuck. Festo's robot jellyfish is definitely not a soft robot, since most of its structure is hard, not soft:

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=246206&image_number=2

There are two other robotic jellyfish we've written about: one from Virginia Tech that incorporates soft materials, although with a hard structure http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=262067 and one from Harvard/Caltech that incorporates engineered tissue and silicone, which is a soft robot:

http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=250357

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