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Kintinuous 2.0: Real-time large scale dense loop closure with volumetric fusion mapping

A preview of the next version of Kintinuous, capable of real-time loop closure of large scale dense maps over hundreds of metres.
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Gaze Across the Solar System with a 3D-Printed, Raspberry Pi Telescope | Make:

Gaze Across the Solar System with a 3D-Printed, Raspberry Pi Telescope | Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
The PiKon telescope is an open source, 3D printed, Raspberry Pi telescope supported by a growing community of amateur scientists.
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See this odd "ouroboros" robot roll right along

Researchers from Germany’s University of Bielefeld presented their OUROBOT, a “Self-Propelled Continuous-Track-Robot for Rugged Terrain,” at the recent IEEE International Conferen…
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See this inventor's odd bicycles from the 1930s

This engineer, active in Kidderminster, England in the 1930s, appears to be the artistic ancestor of San Francisco’s Cyclecide bike rodeo. (British Pathé via Weird Universe)
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The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour

The world's fastest consumer drone can record 4K video at 85 miles per hour | Heron | Scoop.it
George Matus was 11 years old when he flew his first drone. "I was immediately hooked," the young man tells me with a grin. By age 16 he was competing as a professional drone racer and acting a
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We Finally Know How the Real BB-8 Model Works

We Finally Know How the Real BB-8 Model Works | Heron | Scoop.it

What you’re seeing in the above gif is the innards of the BB-8 model that flatly disproved fan theories that the beloved droid could only exist as a CGI creation.

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Solar Plane Zooms Over Egypt's Pyramids on Historic Flight

Solar Plane Zooms Over Egypt's Pyramids on Historic Flight | Heron | Scoop.it
A solar-powered airplane buzzed the pyramids in Egypt, flying over the iconic, haze-cloaked monuments, during the most recent leg of its historic journey around the world.
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The Internet of Things faces a chicken and egg problem

The Internet of Things faces a chicken and egg problem | Heron | Scoop.it
So far, connected devices are monitoring shipping containers, fire hydrants, and cows.
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Build your own DIY GoPro stabiliser out of LEGO - DIY Photography

Build your own DIY GoPro stabiliser out of LEGO - DIY Photography | Heron | Scoop.it
Stabilising small cameras such as GoPros can be tricky. Their light weigh makes them particularly vulnerable to things like wind or fast movements. There are commercial handheld options out there to give you smoother footage, like the Lanparte HHG-01 or the Ikan Fly-X3-Plus, but they can be a little pricey. While it’s not going to give [...]
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This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

Watch the next episode about San Francisco becoming a zero waste city: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg3OA1s8-SI&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q As urba
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Meccanoid G15 Named "Innovative Toy of the Year"

Meccanoid G15 Named "Innovative Toy of the Year" | Heron | Scoop.it
The Toy Industry Association has awarded the Meccano Meccanoid G15 Robot the “2016 Innovative Toy of the Year.”
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Anki is opening Cozmo’s SDK to makers, developers and educators

Anki is opening Cozmo’s SDK to makers, developers and educators | Heron | Scoop.it
We’re still a few months away from when Cozmo's first set to open his Pixar-inspired eyes to the world, but Anki’s already revealing some big plans..
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O grande Rali Paris Pequim

O grande Rali Paris Pequim | Heron | Scoop.it
A recriação do primeiro rali de sempre chegou ao fim na Place Vendôme em Paris, depois dos concorrentes percorrerem mais de 13 000 quilómetros em 36 dias. Em automóveis clássicos.
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Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course

Running at 150,000 RPM, this tiny motor could help satellites keep on course | Heron | Scoop.it
The future is small in space: picture Cubesats the size of toasters and Femtosats an inch across crowding the skies. A newly invented motor that's both tiny..
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Engrenages En Bois – Fabrication d’engrenage en contreplaqué – LaGrotteDuBarbu Ep 152 – La Grotte Du Barbu

Cette semaine on tente d’imiter mon idôle Matthias Wandel en essayant de construire un engrange en bois…
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This drone can detect and detonate land mines

This drone can detect and detonate land mines | Heron | Scoop.it
The creators of a drone that can autonomously map, detect, and detonate land mines say their technology could potentially clear the world of these deadly devices in less than 10 years' time
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Stanford Students Build Robot Arms Capable of Playing Dominoes, the Xylophone

Stanford Students Build Robot Arms Capable of Playing Dominoes, the Xylophone | Heron | Scoop.it
There’s a whole division at Stanford focused on developing robotic arm operations. In the video below teams of students developed a couple applications, including a marker drawing robot, anot…
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A New Makerspace at Fabrica Ciencia Viva | The Tinkering Studio

I loved that the old grain milling equipment remains in the museum as part of the visitor experience.
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Mercedes' autonomous bus makes a landmark trip on public roads

Mercedes' autonomous bus makes a landmark trip on public roads | Heron | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz's CityPilot autonomous bus technology just got a real-world, long-range test drive on the streets and highways of the Netherlands. One of th
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Inhabitat's Week in Green: Flying cars and an urban underground park

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Flying cars and an urban underground park | Heron | Scoop.it
The Tesla Model X is the best car in its class - but it's also prohibitively expensive with a MSRP of $83,000. That's set to change, as Tesla just launched
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Obi robot arm gives disabled diners a helping hand

Obi robot arm gives disabled diners a helping hand | Heron | Scoop.it
Robotic cooking aids are gaining traction in the modern kitchen, but the team behind Obi has a goal more noble than just cooking up a gourmet storm.
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Intro to FarmBot Genesis · FarmBot Genesis

DIY open-source hardware platform optimized for small-scale soil-based food production
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Watch London Get Its Shiny New Crossrail Tunnels Ready for Action

Watch London Get Its Shiny New Crossrail Tunnels Ready for Action | Heron | Scoop.it
1,200 workers are spending 24 hours a day converting the underground tunnels, some of them 130 feet below the surface, into actual train tracks.
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