How current robotics advancements can have real-world applications The field of robotics is heating up with ever-growing innovations for healthcare. Forecasts from the UK's Visiongain suggest the overall world market for robotics in healthcare will surpass $3 billion this year and continue expanding to 2025. "Surgical robots are currently the most dynamic submarket within the overall robotics in healthcare market," the company states. Hirose and Fukushima Laboratory Introduction We have been developing various kinds of robotic systems, such as snake-like arms and locomotors based on the biomechanical study of the real snake, quadruped walking robots, and crawler vehicles. We also have been studying basic disciplines, such as novel design principles for mechanical system, sensing devices, and control systems. We are determined to continue the research and contribute to the society by supplying practical robotic systems applicable for various fields, such as rescue operation, demining and assistance of elderly and physically challenged persons. Keywords Back↑
Robotics Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics.
poetryroom [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Poetry Forum Will you present a pecha kucha? How about a poetry reading? Spaces are limited! Headlines Open Radio: First-of-its-kind biomimicry radio show debuts in Turkey Zeynep Arhon is no stranger to finding success working in the world of biomimicry. She graduated with the first Biomimicry 3.8 Certified Biomimicry Professional program cohort in 2010. Today, along with teaching biomimicry with B3.8 as a adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University's Biomimicry Center, Zeynep runs a consultancy practice that fuses the power of marketing and biomimicry, building brands and businesses with strategies inspired by nature. But Zeynep hit a major personal milestone in her biomimicry journey in October, when she launched "Biyomimikri: Doğadan Gelen İnovasyon" or "Biomimicry: Innovation from Nature"–the first radio show to focus exclusively on biomimicry.
22 EU Countries Ratify ACTA, Key Parliament Member Calls it a 'Charade' Most member states of the European Union have signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday, Jan. 26. ACTA is a global treaty that tries to normalize copyright protection and IP standards. It's similar to SOPA and PIPA, proposed U.S. laws which have recently been dropped after massive internet protests, but in many ways even more dangerous. Unfortunately (and unlike SOPA and PIPA), ACTA has been signed by many states without a wide, open public discussion. Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States signed the ACTA on 1 Oct 2011. As of yesterday, they are joined by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The World’s Greatest Hyperbole Lesson Plan Teach Figurative Language With Flocabulary Check out the lyrics and more. Listen to Flocabulary’s new, free Figurative Language song. You’ll learn all about hyperbole, as well as metaphors, simile and more. Look everyone! 14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry: Nature as R&D Lab Companies seeking breakthrough products tend to ignore the greatest invention machine in the universe: life’s more than three-billion-year history of evolution by natural selection. What’s missing is a systematic way of capturing nature’s creativity, says Janine Benyus, a biologist, "innovation consultant" and author. Engineering practices are fractured, Benyus says.
Get Paid to Travel Travel Writing — By Lost Girls on January 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm Be sure to check out our new Pitching 101 Series, including interviews with: BootsnAll editor, Katie HammelNew York Times’ deputy travel editor, Monica DrakeThe Expeditioner’s founder and editor-in-chief, Matt StabileGalavanting‘s managing editor, Joseph HernandezTravel Belles’ publisher and editor, Margo MillureGo NOMAD‘s general edit Max HartshorneTravel Agent senior editor Joe PikeTravelingMom‘s editor Cindy RichardsRecommend‘s managing editor Paloma Villaverde de Rico
TeachMeet Debrief – September #TMBrisbane Tea break at #TMBrisbane (photo by author) #TMBrisbane 2013 (September) I recently publicised a TeachMeet that my students and I were hosting at QUT as part of a unit on English Curriculum Studies. This particular TeachMeet had the theme ‘What works in education?’ and was designed to facilitate the kind of professional sharing that I want to model for my students – open, generous and friendly with a focus on developing relationships and building communities of practice. The picture above shows a few of our participants in further conversation during the tea break.
Biomimicry-UK Festival of the Future City As part of the Festival of the Future City, we are hosting a panel session on the topic of ‘Biomimicry and Future Cities’. The debate with Professor Sue Thomas (Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace) Professor Peter Head (Founder and CEO, The Ecological... Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Schools Conference 2015
Make A Cheap & Easy Solar USB Charger Photos by Joshua Zimmerman The craftster behind the very popular $3 solar-powered emergency radio is back with a new awesome project: a cheap solar battery charger with a USB plug. Zimmerman wrote, saying that he saw a lot of small solar powered chargers being talked about over Earth Day, but there was a big problem: "They're all quite nice, but also quite expensive. I don't think I've seen any for less than $60, and I've not seen one that really suits my style." So, he came up with his own, using one of our favorite reusable items -- the ever wonderful Altoids tin. Planning for next year: subtract three and add three Image: @jasonramasami Picture him. For 200 metres he strides ahead, his pale legs pumping like pistons; to the other runners, he is a dot, hitting the second bend as they finish the first. And then, suddenly, mid-stride, he stops. He bends, gripping his right side, wincing.