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 Food #1 – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Issue Zume: automated pizza restaurant (close to a factory) Plant Power Fast Food: fast food restaurant selling vegan fast food Cafe X: cafe featuring an automatic coffee making machine Eatsa: an automated quinoa bowl restaurant Momentum Machines: a restaurant focusing on automating the creation of burgers AMFare:…

Real Life Robots – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Series

Real Life Robots #1: More Than Meets The Eye – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Issue Letrons: manufacturing cars that can transform into large humanoid robots  Russian Military: created a robot that can use guns Great Metal: manufactured a large robot to duel other large robots MegaBots: manufactured a large robot to duel other large robots GJS: created small robots to…

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…

Mechanical Menagerie #1: Exoskeletons

Bionic Boot Credit: Keahi Seymour The Bionic Boots are an invention by Keahi Seymour that you wear just as any boot but which allow the user to run at speeds of up to 25 mph. I could easily see them as an innovation in future exoskeletons but they could also be used for sport or transportation…

Helping The World #1: Charity For All

Prisoners Raising Dogs Ever heard of prisoners raising dogs? It has been gaining traction within the last few years in a variety of places across the United States. Pounds will give dogs to prisons so that prisoners can train them to make them more suitable for adoption, reducing the number of dogs at their facilities…

Sustainability #1: How We Eat

OzHarvest Credit: OzHarvest OzHarvest is a food rescue business in Australia that takes food which would have been discarded and instead reuses them as meals, of which they have served over 60 million (comprising over 200,000 tons of recycled food). They rescue food from quite a large number of areas including, “…fruit and vegetable markets,…

Case IH

Case IH Autonomous Concept Vehicle is an autonomous tractor developed to allow farmers to remotely control tractors from a tablet with no human driver. Computers can plot efficient routes for you, avoid obstacles and stop the tractor if anything gets in its way. It even works overnight, although at this point I don’t know if…

Gravity Daedalus Suit

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 be lifted…