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Email The folks at Google aren’t the only ones working on head-mounted computers that can do some science-fiction level stuff. A guy named William Powell has been working on his own Project Glass-inspired systems , and this week he unveiled a prototype that can translate speech in real-time. In other words, you can hold a conversation with someone who speaks a different language than you, and the translation will show up in front of your eyes. What’s really cool about Powell’s system is that it’s hobbled together from a series of existing products, including Vuzix 1200 Star video glasses, and a Raspberry Pi mini-computer. He’s also using a bluetooth Mic hooked up to an iPad or smartphone, Microsoft translation APIs and some other tools.
Students at MIT are working on a case study for a new type of solar powered outdoor grill. Based on the technology from MIT professor David Wilson, this grill would collect thermal energy from the sun and store it to allow cooking times for up to twenty five hours at temperatures above 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The study is being conducted by Derek Ham, Eric Uva, and Theodora Vardouli, all part of an entrepreneurship course called “iTeams.” I-Teams, (short for “Innovation Teams”) is a unique MIT course that assembles cross-disciplinary teams of students from across MIT. The goal of i-Teams is to teach students the process of science and technology commercialization focusing on how to judge a technology’s commercial potential. Each team has access to faculty, practitioners, business mentors, and fellow students throughout their project.
I was in San Diego on Thursday to speak at the AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Interoperability Conference and to do a Bloomberg TV segment on 3D Robotics/DIY Drones. This was a good opportunity to tour the new factory, which is now in its own 10,000 square foot building with 15 full-time employees. (3D Robotics is the company that powers the DIY Drones store). This is what it takes to do high-end electronics at the volume and scale we're now operating at. It's a long way from the garage we started in ;-) Here are some photos from the new space. Above: the main PCB production line.
The Microbial Home The Microbial Home is viewed as a cyclical biological machine where wastes like sewage, effluent, garbage, wastewater are filtered, processed and recycled to be used as inputs for the various home functions. The project includes various aspects like a Bio Digester Island and Larder in the kitchen, Urban Beehive, Bio-light, Apothecary, Filtering Squatting Toilet and Paternoster Plastic Waste Up-cycler.
Das Schweizer Design-Kollektiv NAU hat mit dem Elektromobil Ecco seine Vorstellung eines Campingmobils des Zukunft präsentiert. Dieses ist laut dem Designbüro von Klassikern wie dem Airstream und dem VW Wohnmobil inspiriert und katapultiert das Camping-Lebensgefühl in eine neue Ära. Durch eine besonders aerodynamische Form wird der Energieverbrauch bei der Fahrt minimiert und am Zielort verwandelt sich das Ecco in ein komfortables Heim, das seinesgleichen sucht. Wie es sich für ein ökologisch vorbildliches Gefährt gehört, erfolgt die Energieversorgung des Ecco über eine 240V-Steckdose und verursacht dadurch – die saubere Erzeugung des Stroms natürlich vorausgesetzt – keine Emissionen.
Modular Open interfaces let you use different grippers, forearms, whole arms or sensors. Modularity Specs Power to Go
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'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. We've evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. When we encounter something, someone or some place, we use our five natural senses to perceive information about it; that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take.