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Geodesic Japanorama & iPhone-Based 3D Modeling Should Totally Blow Our Minds

Geodesic Japanorama & iPhone-Based 3D Modeling Should Totally Blow Our Minds | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
Sometimes the iPhone deserves the love it gets, and Microsoft Photosynth and Autodesk's 123D Capture Apps are reasons why. Oh, and this phone-based 3D modeling thingy probably heralds China's impending economic collapse and stuff.
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Why So Quiet, Mr. Technosnark©®™?

Why So Quiet, Mr. Technosnark©®™? | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it

Anthrobotic.com's Primary Caregiver is a contributor at AkihabaraNews.com - a lovely site that, prior to 10 days ago, was super modern and cutting edge... in 2007. Work is complete, and AkihabaraNews is now super-powered, madd sexy, and goin' all tech in three languages!

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Need More Japanese Women! (in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics)

Need More Japanese Women! (in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics) | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
Anthrobotic's Chief Maintenance Engineer did some stand-up sociology on the issue of Japan's big-ass population problem and how sciencey J-girls can, no - MUST help fix it.
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Turing

Happy Birthday, Dr. Turing | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
This handsome British chap is directly responsible for your ability to visit a website, and it's safe to say that his contributions to early computer science saved millions of lives and now effect every living human being.
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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday [via Akihabara News]

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday [via Akihabara News] | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it

THIS WEEK'S DISPATCH: Square mobile payment comes to Japan, super-green Kitakyushu & UNIDO join, Japanese research groups are Joining the European Human Brain Project, and some really unfortunate and sad news in the world of humanoid robotics.

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Know Your Robot Space Torsos: Justin, Robonaut, SAR-400, & AILA

Know Your Robot Space Torsos: Justin, Robonaut, SAR-400, & AILA | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it

Gangly, multi-jointed arms aren't going to cut it - we need humanoid robots in space. Robonaut2 is currently the only one up there (props, NASA), but there are others in the works, and they're getting good - let's check in.

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All I Want for Valentine's Day is a Robot Lover with an Aggregate Mindfile of the Best Parts of all my Ex-Girlfriends KTHXBAI.

All I Want for Valentine's Day is a Robot Lover with an Aggregate Mindfile of the Best Parts of all my Ex-Girlfriends KTHXBAI. | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
All I Want for Valentine's Day is a Robot Lover with an Aggregate Mindfile of the Best Parts of all my Ex-Girlfriends KTHXBAI.
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An Android You Can Make With A 3D Printer

An Android You Can Make With A 3D Printer | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
An Android You Can Make With A 3D Printer
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An Android You Can Make With A 3D Printer French sculptor Gael Langevin's InMoov project combines two of our favorite things: 3D printing and robotics.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
Reno J. Tibke's insight:

Lonely? Need a friend? Why not print one?

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Manuel Mühlbauer's curator insight, January 25, 2013 7:02 PM

Technological matters. #technology #3dprinter

Corina Rodriguez's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:14 AM

The amazing things you can do with 3D printing is shown in this article.

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Robonaut Prepping for Bipedal Locomotion!

Robonaut Prepping for Bipedal Locomotion! | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
Hundreds of robot & technology outlets (including this one) were scooped by a world-traveling random French guy who dropped by NASA Johnson earlier this month.
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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday (THE RETURN!)

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday (THE RETURN!) | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
Today's Dispatch: JTTF Returns! We got Japanese dudes (allegedly) keeping hold of their dumbphones for nefariousness, and more economic stimulus for Japan which will totally work long as they don't spend it in a Japanese way (the Sony metaphor...
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Using Potato Dummies for Aircraft Wi-Fi Testing is Funny & Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Using Potato Dummies for Aircraft Wi-Fi Testing is Funny & Merry Christmas & Happy New Year | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
Boeing bought 20,000lbs (9000kg) of potatoes and put them in airplanes - it's funny, yo. And Merry Christmas from Japan!
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Just for Fun: Famous Robots, Illustration by Daniel Nyari

Just for Fun: Famous Robots, Illustration by Daniel Nyari | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
And here are a bunch of robot head icon illustration thingys by New York-based designer Daniel Nyari. They rule.
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Today, a Young Man on Acid Realized that all Matter is Merely Energy Condensed to a...

Today, a Young Man on Acid Realized that all Matter is Merely Energy Condensed to a... | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it

With quantum mechanics, pixelation of the universe, and some supremely annoying probability, seems reality might be a computer simulation, and God might be an intensely needy supermind playing the latest release of "Semi-Conscious Hairless Primates."...

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TERMINAL ANACHRONISM: The Swan Song of the Public Pay Phone

TERMINAL ANACHRONISM: The Swan Song of the Public Pay Phone | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
Public phones are disappearing in the U.S., and here in Japan where they remain ubiquitous but are effectively scenery, no one even cares enough to vandalize them. They're a TERMINAL ANACHRONISM!
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NEW VIDEO: DARPA Robotics Challenge, Track A – Meet the Big 6 for December

NEW VIDEO: DARPA Robotics Challenge, Track A – Meet the Big 6 for December | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
These six teams, unique in that they've developed their own machines and software, will be competing with the 7 winners from the Virtual Robotics Challenge (who'll get an ATLAS robot), and a yet to be determined number from Track D.
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Kids Making Robots: An NPO Steps Up to Bolster Japan’s Rural Robot Resurgence

Kids Making Robots: An NPO Steps Up to Bolster Japan’s Rural Robot Resurgence | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it

Everybody knows Japan is awesome at robots, but younger generations might be missing the practical, hands-on, mechanical education that enabled their forebears to create awesome robots and automation processes. Enter Robot Summer School!

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday [via Akihabara News]

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday [via Akihabara News] | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
THIS WEEK'S DISPATCH: JAXA & the ESA taking NASA stuff into space, Japan likes Apple's patents better than Samsung's, Toyota and Tesla made an electric baby RAV4, and the guy who invented DRAM got a Japanese medal and $500 Gs!
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Japanese Robot Fiction: Inspiring Pacific Rim, Looking Cool, Existing in Vast Quantities, Etc.

Japanese Robot Fiction: Inspiring Pacific Rim, Looking Cool, Existing in Vast Quantities, Etc. | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it

Anthrobotic's Technosnark©®™ team leader, now locked into deep, dorky romance with Akihabara News, attempts to show why Pacific Rim owes huge props to giant Japanese robots, and then after that just writes a long squishy love letter to J-robots of all sizes.

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it

Today's Dispatch:  The Japanese "Smart Cities" initiative ramps up, a robot that shoots dry ice to clean up radiation, and a Japanese powder that cleans water in Tanzania (that last bit doubles as an opportunity to deride hippies, too - value added!).

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Machine Morality: a Survey of Thought and a Hint of Harbinger

Machine Morality: a Survey of Thought and a Hint of Harbinger | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it

Talking about machine morality is basically picking apart whether or not we'll someday have to be nice to self-aware machines or demand that they be nice to us. Impossible? No, stupid. Guaranteed? No, stupid. Good idea to be prepared just in case? Damn right.

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
Today's Dispatch: The goofiest anti-facial recognition tech out there that's "required," if you're in a spy agency or superbly paranoid, and an update on the trials and tribulations of the 787 Dreamliner's Japanese-made batteries.
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Activelink Power Loader Gives HAL Some Competition, but Who’s Going to Fukushima?

Activelink Power Loader Gives HAL Some Competition, but Who’s Going to Fukushima? | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it

Japan's got the best robot exoskeletons, and the best among them is Cyberdyne's HAL. But there's a new Power Loader in town, and HAL better stay on it's game - which is also presented here as a wildly generalizing analogy for Japan's floppy electronics industry.

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Anthrobotic.com in 2013: Stuff that’s Coming Up!

Anthrobotic.com in 2013: Stuff that’s Coming Up! | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
Bringing the technosnark in 2013 with DARPA robot fanboyism, digital media revolutionizing entertainment, repatriating 1st-world manufacturing, apps for the super internet, the launch of Japan-Based Anthrobotic Services - Research & Multimedia, and...
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Retiring USS Enterprise and the X-47B Shall Never Find Romance

Retiring USS Enterprise and the X-47B Shall Never Find Romance | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy has retired the world's first nuclear-power aircraft carrier after 51 years, and the first unmanned carrier-launched military drone is getting ready to enlist. Awesome technologies - glad we can do that.
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Google's 100,000 Stars & the Paradigmatic Disruption of Large-Scale Innovation Revisited

Google's 100,000 Stars & the Paradigmatic Disruption of Large-Scale Innovation Revisited | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
Google's built a beautiful galactic simulation. Go look at it. Oh, and private companies doing stuff like this, but on grand scales - is this the future of big, bold science?
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Announcing the ClearCard – Anthrobotic’s First Fake Product

Announcing the ClearCard – Anthrobotic’s First Fake Product | anthrobotic.com | Scoop.it
The ClearCard is totally doable! Just need to buy Randi Altschul's 1999 patent for the disposable card phone. Hey, high-rolling investors - who wants some of this?!
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