Giant Elephant: Weighing 40 tons and measuring 12 m high, this mechanical elephant, designed by François Delarozière, with hundreds of moving parts and pistons was largely made of reclaimed poplar together with steel and flapping leather ears, was operated by 22 manipulators and could carry 30 people. It was the star of the live theatre show, The Sultan's Elephant. photo by Stox-Ideas Playground #Elephant #The _Sultans_Elephant #Francois_Delaroziere #Stox_Ideas_Playground
A robot named AILA, might become the second android in space after the Robonaut 2. Designed by the Robotics Innovation Center at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Robotics Group at the University of Bremen AILA is currently being trained to work on the International Space Station on a mockup of the Columbus module of the ISS.
From iRobot, the company that brought you Roomba, and a munitions company called Metal Storm, comes FireStorm, one of a series of next generation ground-based combat robots that will make Johnny 5 a thing of reality.