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Machine Learning for Life’s Mundane Tasks

The latest work from Andrea Ponti, UNO is a smart AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) robot that harnesses the power of machine learning to execute a variety of tasks so you and me don’t have to! The autonomous system features a modular build that presents endless customization opportunities for employers, individuals, and companies.For example, a secured compartment allows for the delivery of items between short distances while another module equipped with cameras, sirens, and lights transforms it i...
Tags: Design, Technology, Product Design, Porter, UNO, Yanko, Andrea Ponti, Robots/Drones, Ponti, Machine Learning for Life, Uno Porter


Biomimicry meets drone-design

Engineering dictates that the easiest and most obvious layout for drone propellers is in a square format with four propellers. Nature, however, sticks to the basic layout of two wings across all its flying creatures. From birds to insects to the occasional reptile and mammal, nature’s always bestowed a bilaterally symmetric, dual wing setup… so Carota’s drone puts faith in that setup that’s developed over millions of years of evolution. Carota’s Hornet drone sports two propellers on either side ...
Tags: Design, Drone, Cameras, Product Design, Hornet, Robots/Drones, Carota, Carota Design


This Rescue Drone turns into a human safety net

I’ve always maintained that a robot should be built to do things humans can’t. Drones also fall in the same category. We can teach drones to perform high-risk activities and pull off rescue attempts that a human couldn’t do, either because of physical limitations, or because of health risks. This is the Net Guard Drone. It falls perfectly into the category I just described… well, ‘falls’ may not be the most appropriate word.The Net Drone is a single unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made together ...
Tags: Design, Safety, Drone, Product Design, Liu Xiang, Robots/Drones, Safety net, Diao Hao-Ming, Golden Pin Design Award, Hu Zhen-Yuan, Li Guo-Yu, Li Hao-Hu, Net Guard, Zhu Nan-Tong


One Robot To Rule Them All

Don’t be deceived by the name, this adorable robot isn’t going to clean your floors, but it might be able to control another device that does. It’s called the IHR (Intelligent Housekeeping Robot) and its primary function is to act as a central hub that can manage all your smart devices efficiently.Using a mobile app, home users can sync up everything from floor vacuums and nanny cams to alarm systems and air conditioners. The IHR will make informed decisions by monitoring the condition of the in...
Tags: Design, Technology, China, Robot, Product Design, Don, Chen, Yanko, Robots/Drones, Red Dot Concept 2018, Intelligent Housekeeping Robot, Sichuan Konka Smart Technology, Wanheng Chen


Yes. Muji is designing self-driving buses now!

The self-driving landscape seems perfect for a company like Muji, known for its minimalistic appeal and function-first agenda. Muji’s products look minimalist and beautiful without looking bland, and perform wonderfully for years… and the Gacha, a shuttle bus co-designed with Finnish autonomous driving company Sensible 4, follows that direction too, not just being innately Muji-esque, but also echoing the aesthetic direction that most self-driving cars are taking, of putting information at the f...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Bus, Autonomous, Automotive, Finland, Helsinki, Muji, Self Driving, Robots/Drones, Gacha, Shuttle, Harri Santamala, Sensible 4, Arctic Laplands


Drone lights will guide you home

The idea seems wild, but the more and more you think about it, the more it begins making sense, and seems more plausible than before. The idea behind the Twinkle is to combine drone tech and illumination to make the world’s smartest and most useful street-lights.Each individual street-lamp would be a vertical pole with multiple Twinkle drones docked in it. The drones would come with powerful lights at their base, illuminating the land right underneath them, and when docked in their lamp-posts, w...
Tags: Design, Safety, Outdoor, Harvard University, Lighting, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Dubaidesignweek, GlobalGradShow2018, Honghao Deng, Jiabao Li, Twinkle


Drone in a Jiffy

The Xenon Adventure Drone is an ultra-portable alternative that aims to make the setup process a cinch so you can do more playing and less assembling. Better yet, it’s simple to store and transport so it will be ready when you are.The design is made possible by stacking sections that attach magnetically. Just snap the black and white pieces together and the drone will be prepared to fly. A third section acts as both a storage container for the drone and a launching platform that can be held in t...
Tags: Design, Technology, Drone, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Red Dot Concept 2018, Kendall Toerner, Xenon Adventure Drone


The Hoversurf S3 is a massive drone you can sit on!

You call it a hoverbike, I call it a one-manned personal drone, because that’s what the Scorpion 3 or the S3 looks like. With four propellers in four corners, the S3 looks like a massive drone and even takes off like one. Labeled as an eVTOL (or an electric vertical take-off and landing), the S3 comes powered by a 12.3kWh battery that gives it 40 minutes of flight, which translates to around 13 miles on a full charge. Built with a high speed of 50mph, the S3 may not completely replace motorbik...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Motorcycle, S3, Hoversurf, Robots/Drones, Scorpion 3


Drones on Your Wrist

From the inspired minds of the interns at Germany-based design studio PEARL CREATIVE, the Karlsson is the latest in wearable tech that aims to go beyond simple fitness tracking to make life better!This minimalistic mobile companion features a wrist strap that serves as a landing platform for a minuscule drone. In addition to the traditional capabilities of a smartwatch (like music playing and physical monitoring) the Karlsson drone can help you perform a number of other activities like scouting ...
Tags: Design, Technology, Smartwatch, Germany, Drone, Product Design, Pearl, Karlsson, Robots/Drones, PEARL CREATIVE, Oliver Haller, Sören Intemann, Oliver Haller Sören Intemann


Like It Or Not, Police Drones Are Coming!

I’m not sure whether to feel excited or terrified of this concept! It’s called Audi Patrone and it aims to provide police officers with the advantage of virtual visibility via drone from the comfort of the department.The stealthy design features a 4-rotor system and jet propulsion for flying through town to investigate sudden emergencies or hovering over areas to provide urban reconnaissance. Equipped with powerful lights, cameras, and a VR system that puts officers in the action without actuall...
Tags: Design, Drone, Product Design, AR / VR, Robots/Drones, Jin jung Young, Patrone, Audi Patrone


The All-Seeing Drone

Sure, this isn’t the first time any of us have seen a drone with a camera. In fact, many of today’s available units come standard with some version of a built-in photography element. This design, however, is one, if not the first, we’ve seen that features a full panoramic camera integration.Called “Phantom Drone” for its blacked-out aesthetic, the quadrocopter design takes panoramic cameras’ already impressive image-capturing capability to a whole new level. It allows you to shoot all the detail...
Tags: Design, Drone, Cameras, Alice, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Phantom Drone


Drone Tech That Looks Terrifying!

If just looking at this drone makes you itch, you’re not alone. Designer Arman Zamani of UNSEEN Design Studio says it takes on a form similar to that of the grasshopper, but all I can see is mosquito! Either way, its biomimicry aims to make it just as swift as the insects from which it is inspired. Aside from having enhanced aerodynamics, it also features a unique folding mechanism that makes it easy to transport with its components safely tucked together. Capable of being equipped with camera e...
Tags: Design, Technology, Drone, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Arman Zamani, UNSEEN Design Studio


This emotive robot has the most expressive eyes ever

The eyes can speak louder than words can. You can look into someone’s eyes and learn things about their personality. Whether they’re shy or confident, whether they’re happy or sad, and even if they’re telling the truth or lying. As far as robotics and 3D animation are concerned, the eyes are an extremely complex part only because they’re so expressive, that it’s a challenge to make them look believable, but the SEER (Simulative Emotional Expression Robot) seems to have cracked the surface of t...
Tags: Design, Robot, Product Design, Sophia, Robots/Drones, Takayuki Todo, SEER


Robot baristas will never get your name or your order wrong

They say that preparing food requires love and a human touch, but honestly, something as mechanical as making you a cup of coffee could surely be handled by a robot, couldn’t it? Think about the methodical approach to preparing a latte or a cappuccino, and the number of steps that could go wrong because of human error. The CafeX wants to do away with that by introducing robotic arms into the mix. Your coffee order becomes a line of code that the robot follows to the absolute T, and that means ...
Tags: Kitchen, Coffee, Design, Robot, Barista, Product Design, Drinkware, Robots/Drones, CafeX


Drone Delivery of the Future

Gamaru is a smart cargo solution that aims to take the middleman out of the equation. Drones get your package from the warehouse, you get your package from the drones. It’s that simple!The system relies on tracking containers in the shape of barrels that house and protect packages of varying size as they make their way from the warehouse to consumer. The barrels are loaded on wheeled robotic platforms that can move autonomously throughout cities and neighborhoods. Users can track the location of...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Edgar Andrés Sarmiento García, Gamaru


A device that provides augmented reality for your ears

Vincent Van Gogh’s vision was much more receptive of yellows than most. A wine taster’s tongue can distinguish flavor profiles others cant. Similarly, everyone has a unique hearing profile. You hear some frequencies better than others, there are some frequencies your ear doesn’t pick up well (and that affects what music you like too), and all personal audio devices should be able to account for that, to provide a listening experience tailored to your ear’s abilities.That’s where the SnowOwl co...
Tags: Gadgets, Music, Design, Wearable, Safety, Audio, Hearing, Product Design, Microphone, Vincent Van Gogh, Clementine, Robots/Drones, Augmented Audio, SnowOwl


Rolls-Royce made miniature robot minions to perform jet-engine inspection

An innovation you’d completely expect from a Hollywood spy flick, Rolls-Royce has designed tiny robots called SWARM that get deployed within their jet engines to run reconnaissance and inspections.A part of RR’s IntelligentEngine program, the SWARM get deployed into intricate parts of the engine, giving engineers real-time feedback on performance, wear-tear, etc. The visual data collected by these tiny robots would be used “alongside the millions of data points already generated by today’s eng...
Tags: Transportation, Hollywood, Design, Automotive, Harvard University, Rolls-royce, Robot, Swarm, Royce, University of Nottingham, Robots/Drones, Rolls Royce University of Nottingham


The 1+1=2 Drone

Quite a few drones are made to be portable, with propellers that fold inwards into the main body, but what the Blank Drone does is unique, and when folded goes down to exactly 50% of its original volume. Blank uses two almost-identical modules that lock into each other in an ‘X’ manner, forming a drone when they do. You can use the Blank as is, or snap an additional module to its center, turning it into a drone camera. The modularity aspect allows you to not only switch between different camera ...
Tags: Design, Drone, Product Design, Blank, Robots/Drones, Yunjoo Sun


Autonomous driving is here to transform the lumber industry

If you thought the Tesla Semi was an impressive beast of a machine, Einride’s T-Log is sure to change your mind. Imagine a powerful electric truck… Now imagine it without a driver or even a cockpit. Einride’s T-Log, built for Sweden’s billion-dollar logging industry, features a design with practically no cockpit, as the truck comes with a platform for holding the logs, and a slim front that’s all autonomous. It even ditches the windshield for a display that is only outdone by the stunning, U-s...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Sweden, Autonomous, Automotive, Nvidia, Truck, Wood, Log, Self Driving, Lumber, Robots/Drones, Einride, T-Log


This Fighting Robot Packs A Mean Punch!

Standing proudly at 15 inches tall and weighing in at a hefty 4.6lb, this mechanical feat of engineering is Super Anthony, and he is far more powerful than his name makes him sound! The team at Limitless IQ have been thoroughly developing this medal-winning fighting robot for the past five years, and after enduring countless fights and intense battles, he is now available to be owned by you!Super Anthony packs a powerful punch… a 45kg servo punch to be specific! This earth-shattering, mountain...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, Technology, Arduino, Anthony, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Hu Che-Wei, Super Anthony, Hu Che WeiClick


Meet the drone that flies without propellers

Every drone on the market (or even a DIY one) has one iconic detail. The propeller that gives it vertical lift-off. The propeller is pretty much the most important part of the drone, but it’s also the most vulnerable. The minute even one propeller snags a tree branch or catches the corner of a building, the drone plummets downwards and begins flailing around like an injured bird. To overcome this, some drones come with propeller guards. Other, more advanced drones come with obstacle detection an...
Tags: Design, Product Design, Royal College of Art, Robots/Drones, Impeller Drone, Marcus Kung


This robot turns the beach into a gigantic doodle-pad

YouTuber and DIY mega-enthusiast Ivan Miranda puts together 3D printed machines all the time, but his latest project, the Sand Drawing Robot is probably one of his biggest and best endeavors. Working just the way a 2D printer would, Miranda’s robot comprises of a massive rail on which his line-making module rests and moves up and down. The rail itself moves too, covering both X and Y axes. Art is made by the line-making module as a flipper moves down, digging into the sand, creating line after...
Tags: Design, Outdoor, Miranda, Robot, Recreation, Product Design, Youtuber, Robots/Drones, Ivan Miranda, Sand Drawing


Smartibots do for robots what Google Cardboard did for VR

In 2014 when Google debuted the cardboard VR headset, it changed the game, bringing VR into every home, destroying the misconception that VR was an expensive ordeal like how Oculus presented it to be. The Crafty Robot does the same with robotics, democratizing the technology and helping everyone have access to the tools to build robots that perform tasks as complex as detect objects and follow them, or as simple and pleasant as deliver your cup of tea to you.The $40 robot comes in three types. A...
Tags: Google, Games, Design, Lego, Nintendo, Cardboard, Google Cardboard, Robot, Product Design, Simone Giertz, Robots/Drones, Babies/Childcare/Toys, Smartibot, The Crafty Robot


The Parrot Anafi gives a palm-sized 4K camera the power of flight

With a footprint that’s just a tad bit bigger than the Mavic Pro, Parrot’s ANAFI is perhaps the most remarkable drone in its category. It folds down to occupy the same amount of space as a thermos flask or a portable umbrella, allowing it to seamlessly fit into backpacks, and when unfolded, the drone can capture 4K HRD footage for as long as half an hour on a full charge. ANAFI’s camera not only offers 180° of vertical rotation, it even has a 3-axis gimbal to keep all your videos beautifully s...
Tags: Deals, Design, Parrot, Drone, Cameras, Outdoor, 4k, Hdr, Popular, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Anafi


The Guardbot can navigate on turf, sand, snow, and even water

It’s a good thing the Guardbot doesn’t have turrets, because terrain or the lack of it doesn’t really stop the damned thing. With two ‘eyes’ and a bulbous tire-shaped body, the Guardbot is a surveillance bot that rolls around on land, bounces off bumpy terrain, glides through snow or sand, and floats on water to get from point A to B, surveilling everything it can in sight.Designed for security monitoring, the Guardbot, say its creators, has applications in not only surveillance, but also in s...
Tags: Design, Safety, Cameras, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Guardbot


Can drone aesthetics apply to cars or vice-versa?

Drones don’t quite have a ‘visual language’ set yet. Some look like books that open up to become drones (take the Hovercam, for instance), others have four distinct legs, with propellers mounted on them (like the DJI Phantom), and some come with a relatively small, boxy design that folds down and fits into a bag, or even to the underside of your phone… so no, drones don’t have a distinctly streamlined visual language yet, so what about borrowing from another automotive category?The DJI Mavic Car...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Car, Drone, Automotive, Dji, Mavic, Robots/Drones


This is the world’s first Augmented Reality Drone

The Space Creator Drone is quite unlike any drone you’ll ever see. It doesn’t fly around capturing pictures, but rather projects pictures onto surfaces, turning walls and floors into windows showcasing alternative realities on the other side.Mounted with a projector lens where you’d expect a camera, the Space Creator drone flies around casting images onto surfaces, turning them into points of storytelling. The drone creates environments instead of capturing them, being refreshingly different. I ...
Tags: Design, Drone, Ar, Augmented Reality, Projector, Product Design, AR / VR, Robots/Drones, Seohee Lee, Space Creator


The busboys of tomorrow will have wheels

With the capacity to carry as much as 40 kgs of weight, the Eliport isn’t a regular delivery drone. For starters, it’s the first self-driving unmanned drone to debut as early as this year with full-scale usage by 2020 (with partners like Tesco and Ulabox jumping on board). It also operates on sidewalks rather than on roads. Made for transporting delivery packages to nearby addresses, the Eliport uses AI to do the job of a delivery partner. How is different from a self-driving car you ask? For ...
Tags: Design, Tesco, Product Design, Robots/Drones, Dmitry Skorinko, Eliport


Robot Tech Working Together!

Robot vacuums have come a long way but the AIRBOT takes things to a whole new vertical… literally! The hybrid design includes an autonomous floor vacuum in addition to an air purifier. Since it will be scanning every inch of your apartment anyway, it only makes sense that the floor vacuum detects the indoor air quality from room to room. Once it has scanned the areas for free radicals, pollutants and other harmful particles, it will zoom on over to the air purifier, pick it up and give it a lift...
Tags: Design, Technology, Appliances, Vacuum, Robot, Product Design, Air Purifier, Robots/Drones, Heewoong Chai, AIRBOT


Gamers Going Green!

Whether you grew up gaming, chances are your parents use the line “why don’t you do something with your life!” at least once. With the D’Or gaming drone system, now you can tell them you are!It explores the concept of gamification to rid the air of harmful pollutants so we can all breath cleaner, healthier air. The drone itself is equipped with the latest filtration and ion purification as directed by the European Space Agency. Viewing through an app on their smartphone, users can control the dr...
Tags: Gaming, Games, Design, Sweden, Drone, International Space Station, Product Design, Robots/Drones, D'Or, Kavithasan Patkunam, Samay Sigamani, European Space Agency Viewing, Kavithasan Patkunam Samay SigamaniThe, Ansys CFX