Video Friday: Bacteria Driving Robot, Drone With Gun, and Freaky Snakebot

By Evan Ackerman

It is the height of summer (at least in my hemisphere), and many of you are enjoying a nice and relaxing vacation. But don’t get too relaxed, people: it’s not too early to start looking forward to fall robotics events. IROS 2015 will be in Hamburg, Germany this year, and it will be followed immediately byROSCon right next door. Come the end of September, Hamburg is going to be the most exciting place in robotics. Right now, though, the most exciting place in robotics is right here, for Video Friday.

“Mobile robots that harbor living colonies of bacteria that direct the robots’ behavior.” What could possibly go wrong!  ….[Read more]