Category Archives: Robot
Unnatural selection, the new moniker for the reactive furniture project, has been progressing well at the studio. Here’s some images of the prototype in progress.
tableDemo from prototype committee on Vimeo. Here’s some video to complement our experiments documented in the previous post.
Quite a successful day creating the proof of concept for our reactive furniture project. The first step in further versions of increasing complexity. Here’s a brief post with some images of our work. We built a model table, then kitted it out with wheels, geared motors, castors, a 9v power source, Maxsonar proximity sensor and [...]
At TEDxNASA, Dennis Hong introduces seven award-winnning, all-terrain robots — like the humanoid, soccer-playing DARwIn and the cliff-gripping CLIMBeR — all built by his team at RoMeLa, Virginia Tech. Watch to the end to hear the five creative secrets to his lab’s incredible technical success. Dennis Hong is the founder and director of RoMeLa — [...]
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote about an experiment which had to do with Artificial Inteligence. In a near future, man will have given birth to machines that are able to rewrite their codes, to improve themselves, and, why not, to dispense with them. This idea sounded a little bit distant to some critic voices, so an [...]
Found this great little Danish company today – Vive Les Robots From their site: VIVE LES ROBOTS! is the only company in the World, who wants to make more people interested in robots, robotics and robot-related stuff from ancient times to modern times, based on a culture-historical approach. Visit their site here: Link: http://www.vivelesrobots-education.dk/english
This article comes via Wired.com, and reports on the Monolithic Bee project at Harvard University, where they have found an ingenious way to construct small scales bio-mimetic robots. It doesn’t actually show them flying or swarming, but it’s damn fine work nonetheless. From Wired: Harvard University engineers have come up with a production technique inspired [...]
Simply amazing. Quadrocopter Ball Juggling, ETH Zurich from vkontakte.ru/vegasart on Vimeo.
This is pretty damn impressive. Al and I have been taking a look at this, and it’s definitely on the shopping list. I’m really impressed with the constant growth and modification of the Arduino platform. It really has opened up electronics to a whole new audience, and can only enable innovation and creativity in the [...]
Spotted at John Rylands library, Manchester.