World's first" smartphone-controlled SmartPlane takes off By Darren Quick November 25, 2013 Parrot's AR Drone quadcopter has been strutting its smartphone-controlled stuff for a few years now, but fixed wing remote controlled aircraft have been a little thinner on the ground – and in the air. TobyRich, a German company specializing in smartphone-controlled gadgets, has now launched its SmartPlane, which it calls "the first smartphone-controlled airplane in the world." Here is a close-up of the lightweight plane: Full article here: SmartPlane Protei, Open Hardware Oil Spill Cleaning Sailing Robot by Cesar Harada We are developing Protei : a low-cost open-source oil collecting robot that autonomously sails upwind, intercepting oil sheens going downwind. Protei combines conventional technologies in an innovative design that we can implement in the short term to address timely environmental crisis such as the BP Oil Spill, cleaning the ocean gyre garbage patches or performing ocean research. We need your help to build our next prototype of Protei - the first articulated sailing boat that can tack upwind pulling a long heavy payload and initiating a revolutionary family in ocean robotics. A situation we must change Current Oil spill skimming technology was able to collect only 3% of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Observations and ideas from testing Spilled oil moves downwind from its source following surface currents. Versions - Protei_001 : front steering, Remote Controlled. - Protei_002 : articulated sailboat, Remote Controlled. What the money is for Deploy Protei team
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OpenROV Data Mining Image: Detail of sliced visualization of thirty video samples of Downfall remixes. See actual visualization below. As part of my post doctoral research for The Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway, I am using cultural analytics techniques to analyze YouTube video remixes. The following is an excerpt from an upcoming paper titled, “Modular Complexity and Remix: The Collapse of Time and Space into Search,” to be published in the peer review journal AnthroVision, Vol 1.1. The excerpt below is rather extensive for a blog post, but I find it necessary to share it in order to bring together elements discussed in previous posts on Remix and Cultural Analytics (see part 1 on the Charleston Mix, part 2 on Radiohead’s Lotus Flower, and part 3 on the Downfall parodies). The following excerpt references sliced visualizations of the three cases studies in order to analyze the patterns of remixing videos on YouTube.
Protéi, le bateau open-source pour nettoyer les océans Convaincu qu’en s’inspirant de la nature, la technologie doit être au service de l’environnement en réparant les désastres causés par les humains, César Harada est à l’origine d’un projet ambitieux : la conception d’un drone marin innovant, permettant notamment l’écrémage du pétrole déversé par les marées noires. Fils d’un père japonais et d’une mère française, César Harada est à la croisée de courants émergents : open-source, open hardware, recherche collaborative, biomimétisme et écologie. Il les emploie pour mettre en action sa conviction que « les courants marins, le vent et les autres phénomènes naturels peuvent fournir des solutions uniques et novatrices aux pires catastrophes de l’humanité, comme les déversements de pétrole et les fuites radioactives ». Il y a quelques années, César Harada s’est retrouvé coincé dans un laboratoire du MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), attelé à la construction d’un drone de nettoyage de marées noires. Un concept, une communauté
5 of the Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software The process of extracting patterns from data is called data mining. It is recognized as an essential tool by modern business since it is able to convert data into business intelligence thus giving an informational edge. At present, it is widely used in profiling practices, like surveillance, marketing, scientific discovery, and fraud detection. There are four kinds of tasks that are normally involve in Data mining: * Classification - the task of generalizing familiar structure to employ to new data* Clustering - the task of finding groups and structures in the data that are in some way or another the same, without using noted structures in the data.* Association rule learning - Looks for relationships between variables.* Regression - Aims to find a function that models the data with the slightest error. For those of you who are looking for some data mining tools, here are five of the best open-source data mining software that you could get for free: Orange RapidMiner Weka JHepWork
The Drone That Will Sail Itself Around the World | Autopia An Orange Pixel flickers on the horizon, sandwiched between the inky azure of the mid-Pacific and the robin’s-egg pale of the Hawaiian sky. Richard Jenkins is the first to see it—a sailing robot, which has been blowing our way for a month. We’re in a small motorboat 7 miles out at sea, just north of Oahu’s windward shore. Dylan Owens gets the next good glimpse. Jenkins and Owens are the engineering duo behind Saildrone, which in the words of their website is “a wind-powered autonomous surface vehicle.” The journey has included a storm with gale-force winds followed by two weeks of doldrums. As the vessel sails into sight, I see that it’s a streamliner—a narrow hull stabilized by two outriggers, one on each side. The Honey Badger is more than a sailboat and more than a robot, although it’s both of those things. Autonomous sailing craft could be used to gather information on the vast, untraveled reaches of the world’s oceans . But scientific and security uses are just the beginning. 1.