Robo Lobster is an underwater robot crustacean with eight plastic legs, fiberoptic antennae, and an industrial-strength plastic shell which is remarkably similar to a living lobster in both its form and the manner in which it behaves. The Robolobster’s groundbreaking new design is an example of biomimicry, an emerging science that develops solutions to human problems through the imitation of biological organisms and processes. Robolobsters can be fitted with sonar for detecting mines acoustically, chemical sensors to detect trace amounts of explosive material leaking from the mines, and optical sensors that visually detect mines. In each of these cases, the robot will detect the mines autonomously, without human direction, potentially saving thousands of lives.
Robolamprey is a biologically based underwater, autonomous vehicle modelled after a simple vertebrate, the sea lamprey. The robot consists of a cylindrical Plexiglas electronics bay with a polyurethane undulator actuated by shape memory alloy artificial muscles. Sensors include a compass, pitch and rollinclinometers and sonar rangers, the signals of which are quantized into alabeled line code
RoboBee is a tiny robot capable of tethered flight. The goal of the RoboBee project is to make a fully autonomous swarm of flying robots for applications such as search and rescue and artificial pollination utilizing swarm intelligence. Two abstract programming languages – Karma which uses flowcharts, and OptRAD which uses probabilistic algorithms has developed to achieve swarm intelligence. Potential applications for individual or small groups of RoboBees include covert surveillance and the detection of harmful chemicals
This technology uses exclusively the video mapping to build several characters on a human face. The images were projected directly over an actor, as in a canvas. This video mapping technique, seen before in spectacular projections on buildings and cars, uses the human face as its single object of work. Several characters and themes show the different possibilities. People, including creative, designers, directors, video-artists and producers, ensured an amazing visual spectacle, with a person's face changing between characters, visual effects and animations. The protagonist stayed motionless on a chair specially built for this purpose, for several consecutive hours, as any movement would interfere with the face mapping.
e-Velolink is an organisation run and initiated by ETH students. Our system enables ETH members to commute between the ETH campuses, Hönggerberg and Zentrum, in a more flexible yet relaxed way. E-bikes can be used at any time - no time tables needed. They are eco-friendly and efficient, yet you don't have to work up a sweat riding up the hill.
We are convinced that public transportation needs to be complemented by innovative means of electric mobility. Therefore, e-Velolink also supports interdisciplinary research and development by collaborating with the "Laboratory for High Power Electronic Systems (HPE)" and the "Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT)".
The Decelerator Helmet offers an experimental approach to an essential subject of our globalized, fast moving society. The technical reproducible senses are consigned to an apparatus which allows the user a perception of the world in slow motion. The float of time as apparently invariant constant is broken and subjected under the users control.
In the inside of the helmet the Video-signal of a camera is processed by a small computer. The slowed down images are displayed right before the users eyes via a Head-Mounted Display and simultaneously shown at a monitor on the outside. In three different modes the lapse of time can be influenced through a remote control. The Idea to decouple the personal perception from the natural timing enables the user to get aware about his own relationship to time. The helmet works as a „reflection-bubble“ in which the relations between sensory perception, environment and corporeality are disputed. The technique of the Decelerator extends the awareness of time and transforms the concept of present in a constructed, artificial state. On a different Level the helmet dramatically visualizes how slowing down under all circumstances causes a loss of actuality and as idea is inconsistent with it´s Environment.
Technical enhancement as a tool to give us control about our perception, asks the question how far this influence can go, before we are all lost in how we want to see reality. The Decelerator unintentionally explores how aspects of this shift to a personalized perception could change our view of the world.
Mogees is an innovative new way for everyone to let their musical imagination run wild, transforming the objects around us into unique and powerful musical instruments.
Mogees consists of a mobile app and a small sensor that detects and analyses the vibrations that we make when we interact with the objects around us. It uses a special sound technique to alter their acoustic properties so as to make them musical.
Solowheel is the only motorized transport with a patented gyro-stabilized wheel. As a result, Solowheel is the less heavy (only 11 kg) and the most compact motor vehicle in the world. Solowheel can be transported and stored in anywhere.
Solowheel provides you a convenient and fun transportation experience, giving the feeling of "gliding on the ground" , something like the sensation conveyed by Hoverboard in the movie "Back to the future".
Like a cross between a skateboard and inline skates, but with more freedom and simplicity than either, the Orbitwheel is a brand new concept for wheeled sports. The design is simple: two feet, two wheels and youre ready to go. The Orbitwheels concept is basic, but with the wheels whirling around your feet, you are capable of countless tricks and manoeuvres that can be as complex and creative as you can come up with.
Auto-balancing, electric transporter with gyro technology. Shift body weight to control speed and direction for seamless gliding!
At the slightest lean of your feet, the Hovertrax travels forward, backwards, turns left and right, and rotates clockwise and counterclockwise. Created to transcend transportation toys and focus on practical movement we've built a totally new product that celebrates personal and intuitive transport. Join us in the new mobility revolution!
Nuru Energy was seed-funded by the World Bank in 2008, commercially financed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund in 2011 and currently operates in East Africa and India.
With an enduring commitment to solving the global problem of energy poverty, which affects over 2 billion people worldwide, Nuru Energy has developed a one-of-a-kind robust and simple-to-use off-grid recharging platform, the Nuru POWERCycle™ pedal generator. The POWERCycle™ provides reliable clean, sustainable power anytime, anywhere and is hundreds of times more efficient than current solar-based solutions at a fraction of the cost. It is used to recharge both mobile phones as well as Nuru Energy’s own portable modular LED lights, which can be recharged five at a time in 20 minutes, with each light providing up to 10 days of light to a rural household.
GO BANANAS in collaboration with Transhuman Collective presents Mumbai in spectacular Augmented Reality.
Guaranteed: The visitors will have a blast while experiencing different elements of Mumbai in this surreal zone. Travel inside future Mumbai, take blessings from Lord Ganesha, Break the Dahi handi, The Dabbawala deliver them lunch and play the hero inside a Bollywood action shoot!!