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Romibo therapeutic robot, eyes-on (video) -- Engadget

Romibo therapeutic robot, eyes-on (video) -- Engadget | Heron | Scoop.it
Between old Paro the robo seal and the original iteration of Keepon, we've seen plenty of adorable robots designed for therapeutic purposes. Romibo's.
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Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II: Nice, but collectible?

Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II: Nice, but collectible? | Heron | Scoop.it

This  horological version of David, is working very hard at taking on the Goliaths of high end watchmaking. They do that in sometimes surprising ways, like with the SpidoSpeed Black Diamond or by loweringthe water resistance of their new divers watch.

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Robot Revolution

The race is on to build robots for the consumer market. But are there consequences to co-existing with humanoid machines? 16x9 speaks to some of the world's most brilliant people while exploring the Geminoid Project, Nao Robot, Baxter and Dr. Robot.

 

http://www.globalnews.ca/robot+revolution/6442730162/story.html


Via Szabolcs Kósa, michel verstrepen
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This Week In Bots: Japan's Post-Fukushima Robot Innovations - Fast Company

This Week In Bots: Japan's Post-Fukushima Robot Innovations - Fast Company | Heron | Scoop.it
Fast CompanyThis Week In Bots: Japan's Post-Fukushima Robot InnovationsFast CompanyThis Week In Bots: Japan's Post-Fukushima Robot Innovations. By Kit Eaton. |. October 19, 2012.
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So you want to build a satellite? Now you can!

So you want to build a satellite? Now you can! | Heron | Scoop.it
If you've got about 150 thousand bucks burning a hole in your pocket, you can build and launch one of these little personal satellites called cubesats.
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Niklas Roy: Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine

Niklas Roy: Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine | Heron | Scoop.it

“Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine” is a rope and pulley mechanism, installed in the staircase of theWRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

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Dr. Guero’s Amazing Tightrope Walking Robot (Video) | Robots Dreams

Dr. Guero’s Amazing Tightrope Walking Robot (Video) | Robots Dreams | Heron | Scoop.it

The tightrope used for this feat was a 4mm diameter cable suspended 1 meter above the floor. The technical challenges were significant and considerably different from normal humanoid robot walking.

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QuadSki : un Quad amphibie pour les baroudeurs

QuadSki : un Quad amphibie pour les baroudeurs | Heron | Scoop.it
Entre le jetski et le quad, le QuadSki ou Quad-Ski imaginé par Alan Gibbs (Gibbs Technologies) permet de passer de l'eau à la terre ferme (et inversement) en...
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The story of R10 in pictures and videos - DIY Drones

Hi all, I'm glad to announce that the R10 kickstarter so far has been a great success, we reached our funding goal within 30 hours, and there is still interest…...
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The 5 Coolest Robots for Kids With Autism

The 5 Coolest Robots for Kids With Autism | Heron | Scoop.it
These lifelike machines are helping children on the spectrum interact and pick up on social and emotional cues.
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Lomography - La Sardina Metal Western Edition

Lomography - La Sardina Metal Western Edition | Heron | Scoop.it
"Belle Starr" and "Coyote" were the names chosen for this oxidized metal Western edition of La Sardina.These 35mm cameras are equipped with a wide-angle lens, multiple exposure capabilities and a rewind dial.
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Scrap Metal Reborn As Awesome Sci-Fi Robots By Passionate Math Professor

Scrap Metal Reborn As Awesome Sci-Fi Robots By Passionate Math Professor | Heron | Scoop.it
Tal Avitzur may be a math professor, but one look at his workshop reveals his other passion: scrap metal robots. For the last few years, he’s been finding other’s people junk and turning them into robot-themed works of art.
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The Official Website of Oculus VR | Oculus Rift™ - A Virtual Reality Headset for Immersive 3D Gaming

The Official Website of Oculus VR | Oculus Rift™ - A Virtual Reality Headset for Immersive 3D Gaming | Heron | Scoop.it
Official site of Oculus VR, a technology company revolutinizing the way people experience video games...
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Exclusive look at the 'MacGyver' robot - Fox News

Exclusive look at the 'MacGyver' robot - Fox News | Heron | Scoop.it
Exclusive look at the 'MacGyver' robotFox NewsThe team hopes this MacGyver-like bot will perform creatively in intense, high-risk situations such as natural disasters or combat.
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4096 LEDs means the biggest LED cube ever

4096 LEDs means the biggest LED cube ever | Heron | Scoop.it
Adaptive Computing, a cloud management and high performance computing outfit in Utah, needed something really cool to bring to their trade shows.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman
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FuturaSciences : "Icare, robotique et capacités cognitives

FuturaSciences : "Icare, robotique et capacités cognitives | Heron | Scoop.it

Marc Zaffagni : "Une équipe de chercheurs du Georgia Institute of Technology veut doter des robots de capacités cognitives. L'algorithme baptisé Icare doit leur permettre d’utiliser des objets de leur environnement pour accomplir des tâches complexes. L’objectif à long terme est de créer des machines capables de secourir ou d’assister…

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> Marc Stilman/Georgia Institute of Technology : http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~mstilman
> Pat Langley/Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise : http://www.isle.org/~langley
> Dongkyu Choi/School of Engineering -Kansas University: http://www.ae.engr.ku.edu/about/Choi_Bio.html

 


Via Serge Meunier, JP Fourcade, ROBOLUTION CAPITAL, michel verstrepen
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Video: Kepler Motors Motion Hybrid Supercar Hits The Street

Video: Kepler Motors Motion Hybrid Supercar Hits The Street | Heron | Scoop.it
People have forgotten about the Kepler Motors hybrid supercar, but Kepler just released video showing that their hybrid supercar is ready to hit the road.
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SpaceShipTwo on Track for Powered Flight This Year | Autopia | Wired.com

SpaceShipTwo on Track for Powered Flight This Year | Autopia | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
The team at Scaled Composites have installed SpaceShipTwo's oxidizer tank, a key component that puts Virgin Galactic on track to make the spacecraft's first powered flight by the end of the year.
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A Minha Alegre Casinha: Mesa de Café com Consola de Jogos

A Minha Alegre Casinha: Mesa de Café com Consola de Jogos | Heron | Scoop.it

Daí que vos trago uma sugestão que será capaz de resolver todos estes problemas: uma consola de jogos "retro" que fica dissimulada dentro de uma mesa de apoio/café.

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Attachnids Robot Battle (Video) | Robots Dreams

Attachnids Robot Battle (Video) | Robots Dreams | Heron | Scoop.it

I'm really drooling over the new Attacknid robots released in the U.K. by WowStuff.

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Photos: Robots at IROS 2012 | Robohub

Photos: Robots at IROS 2012 | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it

Researchers from ETH Zurich showed a robot capable of robotic body extension. By melting adhesives such as hot glue, the robot can additively fabricate and assemble tools, and integrate them into its own body. (L. Brodbeck, F. Iida: Enhanced Robotic Body Extension with Modular Units, IROS 2012).


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As impressoras 3D continuam a evoluir - Revolução Digital

As impressoras 3D continuam a evoluir - Revolução Digital | Heron | Scoop.it
As tecnologia de impressão em 3D continua a evoluir, e evolui a passos largos pois agora até já é possível imprimir objetos metálicos. Será que estamos perante o início de uma nova Revolução Industrial...
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The Automata Blog: Working replica of Mercedes from 1900 is powered by a Stirling engine

The Automata Blog: Working replica of Mercedes from 1900 is powered by a Stirling engine | Heron | Scoop.it

It's wonderful to see so many great books and plans on Sterling Engines.

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2013 — The Dawn Of Wearable Computing?

2013 — The Dawn Of Wearable Computing? | Heron | Scoop.it
Sooner rather than later you’ll have a computer attached to your face, and for some, it’ll happen as early as next year. Why?
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