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Robotic Inspection: Percepto Robots Inspect Critical Infrastructure

Robotic Inspection: Percepto Robots Inspect Critical Infrastructure

Brief Percepto is laying a plan to expand inspection robotics from drones to other forms and is advancing the strategy with $45 million in funding. The plan includes third-party platforms, such as Boston Dynamics' four-legged robot, providing a safer, cheaper and more...

Polymer-coated Electrode Detects PFAS in Water

Polymer-coated Electrode Detects PFAS in Water

Brief The US Army Corps of Engineers and scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are working on a polymer-coated electrode sensor that could identify PFAS in waterways out in the field.   Insight Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)...

Canads’s Fibonacci House: A Test case of 3D Construction Printing

Canads’s Fibonacci House: A Test case of 3D Construction Printing

Brief Canada's Fibonacci House was inspired by a medieval mathematician and demonstrates how 3D printing in construction accommodates complex designs while lessening a need for skilled labor. The concrete design departs from rectangular structures and instead contains...

Greenery Covered Towers to Grow Over Shenzhen Transport Hub

Greenery Covered Towers to Grow Over Shenzhen Transport Hub

Brief Foster + Partners has designed a new development for Shenzhen, China. Guangming Hub will include a series of greenery filled towers inspired by traditional Chinese gateways and incorporate virtual reality and autonomous vehicle technologies.   Insight Each...

Self-assembling Structures : AI-driven Structures would Build Themselves

Self-assembling Structures : AI-driven Structures would Build Themselves

Brief A US Army think tank and MIT say that self-assembling structures including bridges are now possible with the use of robotic metamaterials. The envisioned system would deploy itself in the form of robot swarms using shapes generated by artificial intelligence at...