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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. …

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 …

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 put a tag on your table that said, “Table”?  Nah.  But it felt good doing …