Sri Lanka makes use of China-donated safety robots at major airport

The island nation for the first time makes use of safety robots dontaed by China following the attack in the coutry in recent past. Sri Lanka’s major Bandaranaike International Airport has deployed two “Robot Inspection Dogs” donated by China which are designed to discover explosives and illegal narcotics. Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gnesekara said this …

IIT Kharagpur researchers use wet garments at dhobi ghat to generate electricity

Generating electricity with wet clothes now seems a reality with structured analysis done by IIT Kharagpur , Mechanical branch students and professors. The research was conducted at a ‘dhobi ghat’ using 50 wet clothes with a surface area of 3,000 sq. meters.The clothes have been attached to a commercial super-capacitor. Researchers at Indian Institute of …

Hyundai appoints a NASA engineer to run its new ‘flying automobile’ division

Hyundai has stepped into into the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ring. The corporate announced that it is working to develop its own flying vehicles. Hyundai appointed Dr. Jaiwon Shin as head of its new UAM division. Most recently, Shin led NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. At Hyundai, Shin and his team will likely be tasked to develop …

Texas A&M Grants $7million To Research Automated Driving Programs On Rural Roads

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) has been awarded $7 million in federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to study automated driving systems. The research funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation which can enable TEES researchers to develop and test automated driving systems for rural roads with out high-definition maps …