Engineering Update #16: Steerable paper planes and an educational robotic fish

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 10:14am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

In this week's headlines:

Steerable paper planes: A robotics team from the University of Queensland has created two versions of a single-use UAV. The unmanned aerial vehicles, which are usually associated with clandestine military operations, are both designed to relay environmental information.

An educational robotic fish: The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology recently developed a new fish with the sole purpose of educating 10 to 18 year olds about technology and biology.

A cursive-critiquing robotic pen: The Lernstift pen features built-in hand recognizing technology and software that will vibrate to alert the writer of any spelling errors.


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