Meet Leo, the flying, skateboarding, tightrope-walking robot
12 October 2021 | 2:32 pm
Researchers in California unveiled a bipedal robot on Wednesday that combines walking with flying to create a new type of locomotion, allowing it to jump, skateboard and walk on a slackline. The robot, named LEONARDO or LEO for short, was developed by a team at the California Institute of Technology's Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies. Researchers said LEO is the first robot to use multi-joint legs and propeller-based thrusters to enable it to balance and carry out complex movements.
25 Apr 2021
Concerned by the number of Nigerian health workers infected with COVID-19, students developed a robot to deliver drugs to patients.
30 Apr 2021
The Electric Take Off And Landing Flying Car For Consumers. World's First 'Drive and Fly' Aerial Mobility Vehicle Available for Pre-order.
9 Jun 2021
Brandon Valjalo, South African national skateboarding champion and future Olympian, explains how his sport will work at the Tokyo Games. Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut alongside three new disciplines: surfing, karate, and climbing. Baseball, which debuted at the 2008 Games in Beijing, also returns to the programme.
13 Jun 2021
After a year of football played largely in empty stadiums due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Stadio Olimpico was filled to a quarter of its capacity for the opening game of the European Championship and the home fans in the crowd of 16,000 were treated to a 3-0 win for Italy against Turkey.
4 Jul 2021
Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten said the actions were "irresponsible" and that her country will address Russia about this. Russia denied that the jets flew too close to the ship.
26 Jul 2021
Japan's Yuto Horigome says he will hang his gold medal on his Pokemon stuffed toy after he unveiled a wonder-trick to become the very first skateboarding Olympic champion, adding the victory in his hometown of Tokyo was 'very meaningful'.
Moving up and down through the aisles of northeast America’s Stop and Shop supermarkets is an autonomous robot named Marty. In these stores he has one job: to inspect the floor and look for hazards and spills.
In Latvia's capital, a pasta order comes in and a robotic arm springs into action at the Roboeatz eatery. Within 5 minutes, a piping hot plate is ready. Roboeatz aims to revolutionise the fast food industry with its innovative use of technology.
Assembled from old household items, the Delta robot has been delivering food and cheer to residents in Surabaya, Indonesia.
A fossil, originally found in outback Queensland almost ten years ago, has been revealed by researchers to be the largest kind of pterosaur ever found in Australia.
At this cafe in Tokyo, robots are intended to be more than a gimmick, offering job opportunities to people with disabilities unable to work outside their homes.
Airbus Summit unveils the 'flying taxi', also known as a giant drone, which can carry up to four passengers and travel up to eighty kilometres at a speed of one hundred and twenty kilometres per hour. The aim is to create an environmentally friendly means of transport. The first flight of the latest model is expected to take place in 2023.
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The International Monetary Fund has slashed its forecast for the global economic recovery, warning of "multiple challenges" including new variants of Covid-19, high inflation and ongoing disruption to global supply chains. Petya Koeva Brooks, Deputy Director of the IMF's Research Department, discusses the risks and policy challenges as the pandemic enters its third year.
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A German court has found a Syrian former army colonel guilty of crimes against humanity, handing him a life sentence. It was a landmark trial to examine state-sponsored torture during the Syrian civil war.
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Indian news portal The Wire has alleged authorities likey spied on journalists, politicians and business leaders, among others. The revelations come as part of a global investigation into the use of specialized phone spying software Pegasus by governments around the world.
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The EU has said it could withdraw financial aid from Burkina Faso and hit coup leaders with sanctions if "constitutional order" is not restored.
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The Pharaohs of Egypt claimed the enormous scalp of the Ivory Coast as they won their last 16 clash on spot kicks 5-4 in Douala on Wednesday evening. Eric Bailly missed the crucial spot kick for the Elephants while star man, Mohamed Salah converted to send his team through. The second game was almost a carbon-copy with no goals scored over 120 minutes between Mali and Equatorial Guinea. But it was the Northern Thunder who won 6-5 on penalties after Mali's, Falaye Sacko had his effort saved.