TweetRobots do the craziest things. Like jumping thirty feet onto a building. When the robot apocolypse comes, there will be nowhere to hide! Read more about it at io9.
TweetMore quadrotor fun and with ALL the math. Vijay Kumar explains how they work and what the possibilities are for their use. As for me, I’m putting them in my latest novel. Swarm! Note: The video is seventeen minutes long, but your reward for watching through the hole thing is a spectacular demonstration by a quadrotor swarm. […]
TweetI wonder if I’m the only one that has visions of Phantasm when they watch this video. The technology is fascinating, but there’s something about the eerie way they move together that creeps me out.
TweetThe robot apocalypse needs to get its act straight. Being amused by juggling robots is a really slow way to die.
Tweet The Kinect has become an indie revolution, open sourced and hacked to provide a wealth of effects we haven’t had access to for augmented reality. The Kinect Hacks site is doing a terrific job covering the revolution, but I want to make my bid for what I want the Kinect to do outside its […]
TweetCrazy good translation of human movement into the robot. I wonder if that movement memory can be retained by the robot so they can learn to do complicated actions without reams of upfront programming.
TweetRobots can now be made without a human designer using genetic algorithms that come up with the optimal shape depending on the task terrain. The robot is then printed out with a 3D printer and assembled at ball and joint connections. Such wondrous technology brings to mind a few thoughts: Will Genetic Robots and 3D printing cause […]
TweetI’m positive my boss won’t let me have one, but it sure would be nice. What I’m speaking of is the Anybot telepresence robot from Anybots. Linking up with your robot from any location in the world (with a connection of course) allows you to “be” in the location without having to change out of your […]