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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, but your reward for watching through the hole thing is a spectacular demonstration by a quadrotor swarm. …

5 Things I Want Kinect To Do

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 …

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 connections.  Such wondrous technology brings to mind a few thoughts: Will Genetic Robots and 3D printing cause …

Anybots Rock!

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 …