SwagBot being tested as a possible replacement for the cowboy

(Tech Xplore)—The University of Sydney's Centre for Field Robotics has begun field testing SwagBot, a robot that is meant to serve the traditional role of a cowboy. It has a simple design—a silver box set atop four long ...


A drone that gets around obstacles like an insect

Physics student Darius Merk has used an insect-inspired algorithm to develop a drone that can navigate around obstacles. His research could prove particularly useful in a natural disaster.