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Engineering Newswire 37: Boeing makes hypersonic history

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 9:24am

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Pivot Point, the leading designer and manufacturer of non-threaded fastener solutions, we're improving Artificial Intelligence with sensors, flying robotic bees, making hypersonic history, and getting ready to launch GOES-R. This week's episode features:

The Baumer Group has collaborated with scholars from the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich to design and create the first humanoid robot that moves, Roboy.

The first of six instruments is ready to be installed on GOES-R, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's next-generation of geostationary operational environmental satellites.

The Boeing X-51A WaveRider unmanned hypersonic vehicle has achieved the longest air-breathing, scramjet-powered hypersonic flight in history.

Last summer, an infestation took control of the Harvard robotics laboratory. The situation posed no need to call an exterminator, for this demonstration featured the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot inspired by the biology of a fly.

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