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Automobile sensors may usher in self-driving cars - 2011-05-26 11:01:00 | EDN

Automobile sensors may usher in self-driving cars - 2011-05-26 11:01:00 | EDN | African futures fun | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars offer many advantages over often-distracted human drivers.

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LG's Smart Home Gets A Lot Smarter In 2013, The Company ...

LG's Smart Home Gets A Lot Smarter In 2013, The Company ... | African futures fun | Scoop.it
LG held its press conference this morning at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, and while there wasn't much unveiled that we haven't seen before from the Korean..
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A robot that will win Rock Paper Sissors 100% of the time is a weak signal of things to come. Cornwall Strategic - Robot Master

A robot that will win Rock Paper Sissors 100% of the time is a weak signal of things to come. Cornwall Strategic - Robot Master | African futures fun | Scoop.it

This article in the Sydney Herald, describes a Robot developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo's Ishikawa Oku Laboratory that will always win at rock paper sissors...

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3D Printing Goes Giant: Print Your Own Home?! | WebUrbanist

3D Printing Goes Giant: Print Your Own Home?! | WebUrbanist | African futures fun | Scoop.it
Imagine programming a large-scale, 3D-printing robot to simply print your entire home, from top to bottom, within a matter of hours.
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University of Washington Students 3D Print Out Boat, Place Second In Race

University of Washington Students 3D Print Out Boat, Place Second In Race | African futures fun | Scoop.it
They claim it is the first 3D printed boat, made from recycled milk jugs...
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Printing a bicycle with a 3D printer

Watch a lovely video about a company that printed a bicycle!

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Paralyzed woman uses thoughts to move robotic arm | Reuters

Paralyzed woman uses thoughts to move robotic arm | Reuters | African futures fun | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Using just her thoughts, a 58-year-old paralyzed woman instructed a robotic arm to grasp a cup of coffee and guide it to her mouth where she sipped from a straw, the first drink she (Inspirational story of a paralyzed woman using...

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Canty robots to represent NZ - Stuff.co.nz

Canty robots to represent NZ - Stuff.co.nz | African futures fun | Scoop.it
Stuff.co.nzCanty robots to represent NZStuff.co.nzTwo Canterbury prototype search-and-rescue robots will represent New Zealand in an Australasian competition.

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Have you ordered your Raspberry Pi yet? Raspberry Pi Foundation

Google Tech Talk October 1, 2012 Presented by Rob Bishop ABSTRACT Rob Bishop, a developer for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, will be at Google to give a talk o...
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3-D printing enters the fourth dimension

3-D printing enters the fourth dimension | African futures fun | Scoop.it

Saul Schleimer, a mathematician at the University of Warwick, and Henry Segerman, a mathematician at the University of Melbourne, are the co-creators of the Thirty Cell puzzle. They are both theoretical math researchers who also enjoy using 3-D printing—a technique for manufacturing a three-dimensional object from a computer program—to create mathematical art and visualizations. (In August, Scientific American featured some of Segerman’s sculptures in a slide show from the Bridges math-art conference.) This puzzle is a projection of a four-dimensional shape into our three-dimensional world. To explain how the projection was created, Schleimer brings it down a dimension and starts with a three-dimensional cube. Imagine a cube sitting inside a sphere. Now put yourself at the middle, holding a flashlight. The light projects all the edges and vertices out to the surface of the sphere. “We replace the usual cube that we know and love with a roundy cube on the sphere,” says Schleimer. This process is called radial projection.

 

Segerman and Schleimer use the company Shapeways to print their models. They use programs such as Python, Adobe Illustrator and Rhino to create files of an object that they send to Shapeways to translate into very precise 3-D models. Shapeways uses the computer files to program a laser to fuse powders into the shape of a 3-D object. It can even print objects with multiple interlinked components, such as the the fidget above. Another popular type of 3D printer, MakerBot, melts new layers of a material over previously deposited ones, so the models must be supported during the entire process. Shapeways doesn’t have that constraint, but its printers are more expensive. The company lets people upload their models and then ships the printed material out to them, rather than having users own printers themselves.

 

 


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Japan to open robot farm in tsunami disaster zone - Telegraph

Japan to open robot farm in tsunami disaster zone - Telegraph | African futures fun | Scoop.it
A futuristic farm with robot operators is to open in Japan on land swamped by the March 11 tsunami as part of an experimental government project.

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UniRobot - our robotics team competing on Sat 27 October in Pretoria: h

UniRobot - our robotics team competing on Sat 27 October in Pretoria: h | African futures fun | Scoop.it

UniRobot - read all about our robotics team that will compete at the First LEGO League on Sat 27 October in Pretoria

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Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret | PCWorld

Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret | PCWorld | African futures fun | Scoop.it
Robots, holodecks and augmented reality. Nope, it's not a sci-fi movie. It's just a sampling of the insanely awesome projects of Microsoft Research.
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Laser vision: Using Tobii's gaze-tracker to control games with my eyes - Ars Technica

Laser vision: Using Tobii's gaze-tracker to control games with my eyes - Ars Technica | African futures fun | Scoop.it
Ars Technica Laser vision: Using Tobii's gaze-tracker to control games with my eyes Ars Technica In Back to the Future's version of 2015, a couple of punk-nosed kids compare Wild Gunman to a "baby's toy" because "you have to use your hands." In...
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Just use your eyes to control your computer.

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DNA 'LEGOs' Can Build a Mini Space Shuttle and Many Other 3D Shapes

DNA 'LEGOs' Can Build a Mini Space Shuttle and Many Other 3D Shapes | African futures fun | Scoop.it

A tiny space shuttle made out of DNA "LEGO bricks" shows how scientists could someday build new technologies on the smallest scales.

 

Single DNA strands became "LEGO bricks" that could assemble together by themselves into 102 individual 3D shapes. Harvard researchers manipulated the DNA coding of the bricks so that they could form solid shapes such as the tiny shuttle, honeycomb structures, and even "written" features on a solid base such as numbers and letters of the English alphabet.

 

"Once we know how to compile the correct code of complex shapes and add it to the synthetic DNA strands, everything else is simple and natural," said Yonggang Ke, a chemist at Harvard University. "Those DNA strands are like smart

LEGO bricks that know exactly where to go by themselves."

DNA bricks offer a powerful new tool for building structures in the tiniest detail, according to Ke and his colleagues in their study detailed in the Nov. 29 online edition of the journal Science. The work could lead to tiny medical devices for delivering drugs inside the human body or next-generation computer circuits.


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Castle in a Grain of Sand: Tiny Nanoscale 3D Printing | WebUrbanist

Castle in a Grain of Sand: Tiny Nanoscale 3D Printing | WebUrbanist | African futures fun | Scoop.it
These amazingly detailed objects are smaller than a grain of sand, printed with polymers at record-breaking speeds using advanced 3D printing technology.
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Giant Robot Statues: 19 Stunning Images Of Our New Overlords | WebUrbanist

Giant Robot Statues: 19 Stunning Images Of Our New Overlords | WebUrbanist | African futures fun | Scoop.it
If there is one thing humanity did right, it's create awe inspiring monuments: The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, the Gundam robot statue... wait, what?
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3D Printed iPhone Case with Moving Gears!

As seen on the Objet Blog: http://ow.ly/e9xa3 These personalized iPhone cases, designed by Danny Tasmakis (http://grabcad.com/danny.tasmakis) were 3D printed...
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Robotics: RobotC for Arduino is Launched - element14

Robotics: RobotC for Arduino is Launched - element14 | African futures fun | Scoop.it
Arduino robot used for promotion of RobotC (via RoboMatter)   Robotics and software coding can be daunting to a beginner, but software company RoboMatter works diligently to make these fields ("@element14: RT @cabe_e14: RobotC for Arduino is Launched...

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One Small Step For Robots, One Large Step For Mankind - RedOrbit

One Small Step For Robots, One Large Step For Mankind - RedOrbit | African futures fun | Scoop.it
RedOrbitOne Small Step For Robots, One Large Step For MankindRedOrbitResearchers studied, then replicated a simple nervous system that controls the hips and directs the legs to take steps on its own.Scientists Get Robot to Walk Like a manTechNewsWorldall...

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Looking for a job in space? This is the place to explore: SKA science building SA skills

Looking for a job in space? This is the place to explore: SKA science building SA skills | African futures fun | Scoop.it
South Africa is building local capacity to tackle its share of the massive Square Kilometre Array project in the Northern Cape province.
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5 Perspectives On The Future Of The Human Interface | TechCrunch

5 Perspectives On The Future Of The Human Interface | TechCrunch | African futures fun | Scoop.it
The next generation of apps will require developers to think more of the human as the user interface.
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Visioning 2050: Travelling in the year 2050

Visioning 2050: Travelling in the year 2050 | African futures fun | Scoop.it

How will we travel in 2050? Harish Shah updated his hobby futurist blog today at http://visioning2050.blogspot.sg/#!/2012/10/travelling-in-year-2050.html. What are your insights about future travel?

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Robo-Luggage

Robo-Luggage | African futures fun | Scoop.it

Hop! The Following Suitcase is robotic luggage that connects to your phone via Bluetooth and follows you around.


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