Tag Archives: Robots

Sand Flea!

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.  

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More Fun with Quadrotors

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, … Continue reading

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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.

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Rollin’ Justin Robot

TweetThe robot apocalypse needs to get its act straight.  Being amused by juggling robots is a really slow way to die.

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Control the Humanoid Robot by Kinect

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.

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Genetic Robots + 3D Printing = Robot Apocalypse?

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 … Continue reading

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Robots Need Augmented Reality Too

Tweet The object recognition portion of augmented reality is a little like that hand-held label printer that you got when you were a kid and then went crazy putting tags on everything in your room.  Did you really need to … Continue reading

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