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Introducing Spot

Introducing Spot

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3D Printable Robotic GlaDOS Ceiling Lamp There are plenty of fun things you can do with a 3D printer, especially if you know a thing or two about Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and electronics in general. Take this GlaDOS ceiling lamp: it is a 3D printable motorized ceiling lamp that should look familiar to Portal fans. As you can see in the below video, this robotic arm lamp moves around and looks quite awesome: You are going to need servo motors, basic tools, a soldering icon, a power source, and a bunch of other things to make this. Robot Room Service is Here Mar 6, 2015 At the Aloft Silicon Valley Hotel in Newark, California, robots provide the room service! When the robot is outside your door it will call your room and let you know your delivery is outside.

SeeSpace InAiR: The World's 1st Augmented Television by Nam Do, Dale Herigstad, A-M Roussel We have now surpassed the $150K goal to add streaming to the list of features. And if we reach the $200K level, we will also add an Extra HDMI input and Preset Apps to InAiR. Thanks for the continued support for this project. InAiR brings you the world's first Augmented TV experience With InAir plugged in, your TV becomes an Augmented Television. You can turn any ordinary television into a new and wonderful medium, filled with rich and dynamic information from the Web.

Google vs. Death In person, it can be a little hard to hear Larry Page. That’s because he has nerve damage in both vocal cords: one was paralyzed about 14 years ago, the other left with limited movement after a cold last summer. This rare condition doesn’t slow him down, though it has made his voice raspy and faint. You have to listen carefully. But it’s generally worth it. Russian SAR-401 Space Robot Ready for the ISS Tech (updated 20:32 05.03.2015) The Russian SAR-401 robot-android will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) soon, head of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Yuri Lonchakov told Russian media on Thursday. "We have a very big robotics program. After Killing More than 1,600 People This Drone Operator Called It Quits Joshua Krause The Daily Sheeple January 26th, 2015 Reader Views: 3,504 For nearly 5 years, Brandon Bryant served in the United States Air Force as part of a crew that piloted one of America’s drones. During this time, it’s estimated that he played a role in killing 1,626 people.

Connect the Dots: Open-Source Platforms Bring Ideas to Life Quickly Solution providers can bring ideas to life in days and weeks instead of months and years with easy-to-use modular IoT platforms such as Intel® Edison that remove design and innovation complexity. Getting excited about the addition of new and novel sensors to the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions is so easy that we tend to forget that the platforms that allow providers to connect to and process the information from these sensors are just as exciting – in their simplicity. In last week’s edition of Connect the Dots, we discussed some highlights from Sensors Expo, where flexible and stretchable sensors were heralded as the future, and new advances in chemical sensors were shown to solve today’s need for quick and accurate air-quality monitoring. Oddly, given the recent events in Flint, MI, simple and quick water-quality sensor solutions weren’t presented. There’s an idea, but competition is already underway in that area. Putting Prototypes on the Fast Track

ATRIAS, The Bipedal Robot, Keeps Standing Even After You Sweep The Leg In what is sure to be one of the videos that our future robot overlords bring up at the trial of Galacicus 5000 v. The Human Race as an example of cruelty against androids, a researcher kicks and pushes ATRIAS, a bipedal robot. The robot, built by researchers at Oregon State University, remains upright throughout the abuse by hopping from one leg to another, essentially repairing its balance on the fly. The robot is being used to study running and walking in bipedal robots and it is different in that it uses lightweight materials to absorb shock and maintain a spring in its step. The robot can also take on low obstacles and hop on one leg. ATRIAS’ unusual leg design is central to its agility and efficiency. Robot Spider Army Responds to Hand Signals Using New Intel Processor by Kristan T. Harris A robot spider army that can be controlled by body gestures and hand movements has been developed by Intel. The droids are powered by a new Intel processor known as Curie, a tiny computer no bigger than a penny. In the video Intel CEO Brian Krzanich controls the four spider-bots with a smart wristband waving his hand in specific motions. ‘Today, I want to show you another example of Curie,’ he explained.

Inflatable Robots by Otherlab: A Walking Robot (named Ant-Roach) and a Complete Arm (Plus Hand) A Pneubot Named "Ant-Roach" : The Inflatable Anteater-Cockroach Robot To quote Otherlab's recent blog post: Here is the Otherlab’s 15 foot inflatable walking robot, the Ant-Roach. We thought this conceptual elephant looked more like a cross between an anteater and a cockroach. 5 Things You Need to Know About the Coolest Company Google Owns What’s cooler than robots? Robots shaped like adorable puppies, of course. That likely explains why a new video of a robotic dog is making the Internet rounds. The dog, named Spot, is from Boston Dynamics, a robotics company Google acquired in 2013. Google has been relatively quiet about its growing robotics ambitions, but there’s plenty to be gleaned by understanding how Boston Dynamics operates and why Google bought the company. Here’s what you should know:

An Exoskeleton That Acts Like a Wearable Chair Standing is great for your health—Burn calories! Live longer! Tone those calves! Dubai Announces New Fleet Of “Robocops” By Joshua Krause Police in the United Arab Emirates are preparing to adopt a strange new partner. The city of Dubai has announced that they will be introducing a fleet of automated security guards in 2017, making them the first city in the world to use robotic police officers.