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3ders.org - Sciaky's Giant 3D metal printer available in September, producing parts up to 19' lengths | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Sciaky's Giant 3D metal printer available in September, producing parts up to 19' lengths | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | e.cloud | Scoop.it

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and providers of additive manufacturing solutions for large-scale, high-value metal parts, announced today that it will be offering its electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) systems for purchase, which will be available as early as September 1, 2014.


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Researchers folded DNA into the shape of a nanoscale bunny

Folding DNA into the shape of a tiny bunny rabbit is now easier than ever, according to a study published in Nature today. Folding DNA isn’t new — it’s known as DNA origami — but automating the...
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The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn

The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn | e.cloud | Scoop.it
What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the way the computers around you behave … sooner than you probably think.
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Uh Oh, Did We Just Build a Robot With Self-Awareness? - Futurism

Uh Oh, Did We Just Build a Robot With Self-Awareness? - Futurism | e.cloud | Scoop.it

Roboticists at the RPI in New York have built a trio of robots that were put through the classic 'wise men puzzle' test of self-awareness - and one of them passed.

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Chemists Invent New Letters for Nature’s Genetic Alphabet

Chemists Invent New Letters for Nature’s Genetic Alphabet | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Scientists hope that new genetic letters, created in the lab, will endow DNA with new powers.
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Autodesk Launches New Generative Design Tool for Optimizing Additive Manufacturing

Autodesk Launches New Generative Design Tool for Optimizing Additive Manufacturing | e.cloud | Scoop.it
When it comes to the near future of how things get made, generative design tools are slowly but surely becoming yet another useful component of the modern day designer and...
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AADRL Bhooshan Studio 2014-15

The AADRL Bhooshan studio continues it research in augmenting industrial robotics for architectural production. The research is supported by Greg Epps and the team…
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Design Secrets of Ex Machina, This Year's Boldest Science Fiction Movie

Design Secrets of Ex Machina, This Year's Boldest Science Fiction Movie | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Ex Machina looks unlike any science fiction film you’ve seen lately. Its mostly subterranean location is opulent and claustrophobic—and then there’s Ava, the eerily beautiful robot. Check out an exclusive clip from the DVD’s special features, and our interview with the film’s production designer, Mark Digby.http://www.amazon.com/Ex-Machina-Cor... Ex Machina Ex Machina Ex Machina Amazon.com: $14.97 Buy now
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Quo Somniatis? DeepDream and Beyond

Quo Somniatis? DeepDream and Beyond | e.cloud | Scoop.it
If you don’t live under a rock you should have noticed by now that Google’s DeepDream algorithm is currently the sweetes…
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MUSHTARI

Mushtari MIT Media Lab Mediated Matter Group www.matter.media.mit.edu How can we design relationships between the most primitive and the most sophisticated…
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brass swarm - kokkugia

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"Brass Swarm is an experimental prototype developed through self-organisational algorithmic design processes and robotic fabrication. The project explores spatial self-organisation, emergent tectonics and the relationship between robotic and algorithmic behavior."

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Brass Swarm, Prototype, Shanghai, 2015

Design Director: Roland Snooks

Project Team: Cam Newnham, Ben Verzijl

Fabrication Team: Zhao Sheng, Cai Yuan Zhen, Tang Yan Chao, Chen yu Lan, Xu Lei, Yan Lei, Zhang Wu

Brass Swarm is an experimental prototype developed through self-organisational algorithmic design processes and robotic fabrication. The project explores spatial self-organisation, emergent tectonics and the relationship between robotic and algorithmic behavior.

Kokkugia has developed a multi-agent algorithmic strategy for spatial self-organisation, from which topological surfaces emerge. This manifold swarm strategy self-organises clouds of agents into coherent, continuous surfaces, and complex spatial division. These spatial agents simultaneously generate the intricate tectonics of the project. Each agent has a body that is capable of interacting and connecting to the bodies of the surrounding agents. The interaction of these agentBodies generates intricate ornamental and structural networks.

The prototype is robotically fabricated through the interaction of two Kuka Agilus robots, which bend the brass rods comprising the agentBodies. The robots have a precise set of physical and mechanical constraints that limit the possible angles and direction of the bends. This behavior of the robots has been encoded within the generative algorithm to ensure that the agentBodies negotiate between highly volatile generative design behaviors and more pragmatic concerns of fabrication. This process compresses fabrication and design imperatives into a single process, removing the need to post-rationalize complex geometry with regard to fabrication criteria.

These multi-agent algorithmic processes are part of the Behavioral Formation strategy developed by Kokkugia. This strategy encodes architectural design decisions within computational agents that interact, giving rise to a self-organised design intention and an emergent architecture.

This project was supported by: RMIT University Architectural Robotics Lab & WITH International Design & Development (Yang Feng, Li Zhi Bin, Ye Xin).

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Robo pingpong: Stanford students design, 'teach' robots to play - YouTube

After learning new software and programming languages, Stanford students in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have an opportunity to choose a creative t...
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Traces – Physical programming of freeform folding in soft matter

Traces – Physical programming of freeform folding in soft matter | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Created by Dana Zelig, Traces project explores the concept of programming everyday materials, a form of
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Appliance Science: Edible water bottles and the strange chemistry of spherification - CNET

Appliance Science: Edible water bottles and the strange chemistry of spherification - CNET | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Could a modernist food technique create a new, less wasteful way to package water? Appliance Science looks at the curious chemistry of spherification.
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Welcome to Bitnation | Bitnation

Welcome to Bitnation | Bitnation | e.cloud | Scoop.it
BITNATION is a fully inclusive governance system. BITNATION offers a full range of services traditionally done by governments. We provide a cryptographically secure ID system, blockchain based dispute resolution, marriage and divorce, land registery, education, insurance, security, diplomacy, and more through a fully distributed platform.
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Skeletal Crochet

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Artist Caitlin McCormack has created intricately crocheted the skeletal remains of different animals that are pinned to black backgrounds or encased in glass specimen jars. Many of these skeletal sculptures are available for purchase. McCormack
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Organic computing device created using four rat brains - CPU - News - HEXUS.net

Organic computing device created using four rat brains - CPU - News - HEXUS.net | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Duke University researchers used them for weather prediction and other tasks.
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Nikolay Polissky Creates Towering, Handcrafted Structures Across Russia

Nikolay Polissky Creates Towering, Handcrafted Structures Across Russia | e.cloud | Scoop.it
Born in 1957 in Moscow, artist Nikolay Polissky creates impressive, handcrafted structures in the middle of Russia's ...
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Nacido en 1957 en Moscú, artista Nikolay Polissky crea impresionantes, estructuras artesanales en el medio de la Rusia .

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ICD ITKE ResearchPavilion14-15

Institute for Computational Design - Prof. Achim Menges Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design - Prof. Jan Knippers SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT Moritz…
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Infographic: How we'll live on Mars

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Humans are off to live on Mars. At least, that's the case journalist Stephen Petranek makes in his TED Book, "How We'll Live on Mars." According to Petranek, the move is no less than an "essential ...
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