Hoverbikes #1: A Tool of Transport or a Weapon of War?

Dubai’s Hovering Police Credit: HOVERSURF OFFICIAL As we begin a new article series entitled Hoverbikes we draw our eyes to the widening popularity that these futuristic vehicles are gaining. We deal with two interesting ideas: the application of these machines as policing tools and weapons. We begin in the dust strewn paradise of Dubai. The…

Hoverbikes

This series will focus on the emerging technology of hoverbikes. Other hover-based technology will be included here as well.  Hoverbikes #1: A Tool of Transport or a Weapon of War? Dubai’s Hovering Police Kalashnikov: created a hoverbike model A New World Record Mechanical Menagerie #4: The Future of Transportation #1 Kitty Hawk: created a hovercraft…

Mechanical Menagerie #9: Holograms

I hope you guys are ready for more holograms! The first is a cube called the Merge Virtual Reality Merge Cube, a holographic cube which can display different games on 1 side. I definitely recommend looking at their website and seeing the different types of games that they offer. https://mergevr.com/cube Voxon Photonics Credit: Voxon Photonics…

RoboDrill

I found this article on the recent robot duel which had information that I hadn’t heard of before regarding the future of the robot fighting league MegaBots imagines. A modification they want to make to the robots is to standardize the cockpits and make them safer while another is to create modular parts which would…

The Real Life Robots

I will be keeping a running list here of all the robots that I’ve cataloged for easy access if you’d like to see how many there are. The main difference between robotic technologies, which I have separated, is that I’m looking for fully functioning, autonomous machines capable of interacting with the world. That is the…

Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #5: Futuristic Technology

Eyeborg Our society changes daily and with those changes our bodies are beginning to change as well. The preponderance of wounded veterans from armed conflicts around the world has caused the prosthetic industry to enlarge and innovate, getting closer every day to arms and legs that can function as the originals had. However this story…

Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #4: Personal Flight

Gravity Industries Since everyone is already making the Iron Man comparison I might as well mention the strong resemblance to the character created by Marvel. Gravity Industries is a company started by Richard Browning to develop his Gravity Daedalus Suit. The suit is several mini-jets designed to create enough propulsion so that a human can…

Mechanical Menagerie #6: The Future of Transportation #2

Archaeopteryx Credit: ruppert composite This glider is fairly old by now but if you haven’t seen it then you may have to look more carefully. The Archaeopteryx is a lightweight glider which really does resemble an actual airplane. The example they give in the video is a running start so be somewhere high to use…

Mechanical Menagerie #5: Tools of the Trade

HoloLamp Credit: HoloLamp The HoloLamp is a next gen technology that allows you to visualize images in 3-D right in front of you. The main uses they have prepared are gaming, virtual assistants and sports broadcasting. The uses for holograms are boundless. Get ready for opinion time. They will eventually replace our glass screens across…

Automated Food – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Series

Automated #2: Self-Driving Delivery – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Issue Domino’s: a self-driving delivery car FZI: an automated bratwurst flipper Little Caesars & Sprinkle Cupcakes: food ATMs A futuristic and automated food truck design A study on the jobs which will be replaced by robots. Automated Food #1 – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Issue Zume:…

Real Life Robots – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Series

These are supposed to be only Real Life Robots articles but for the sake of ease these robot related articles will go here. RoboDrill An article on the future of the Giant Robot Dueling League MegaBots Drill Rules Eagle Prime vs. Kuratas: Aftermath Read about the first match between giant robots Eagle Prime vs. Kuratas…

Mechanical Menagerie #4: The Future of Transportation #1

Kitty Hawk Credit: Kitty Hawk I’ve written an article before about new methods of transportation that deal with smaller aircraft but vehicles you wouldn’t really think of as aircraft. The Kitty Hawk Flyer is another personal aircraft, a sort of personal hovercraft more than anything else. The machine itself has an odd appearance containing a…