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Robots are capable of doing much more than performing menial tasks such as vacuuming or spot welding car frames. Indeed, some have been launched into space on exploration expeditions while others are capable of performing complex surgeries. Some are on the road to becoming rock stars, like Kenjiro Matsuo’s Z-Machines robotic trio of musicians. The band was ‘assembled’ last year and has been gaining in popularity since then by performing numerous concerts to ever-growing audienc ...
Team Kegbot’s Kegbot Android-based kegerator (via kegbot) I think it is time I put Drinkmo on Kickstarter. This bot is already doing so well... Like any sporting event, spectators gather together to watch their favorite teams and those spectators will surely become hungry and thirsty at some point, which is where a cold refreshing beer becomes a real crowd pleaser. Sometimes however, those sporting events are watched from home and as a result, kegerators are becoming increasingly pop ...
MIT’s nanoparticle infused display. This is what AR should be more like.. (via MIT) Transparent displays or HUDs (Heads Up Displays) can be found almost anywhere in today’s world, including aircraft, vehicles, fashion wear (Google Glass) and even mounted on firearms (EO Tech holographic weapons system). However, anyone who has ever seen or used one knows that they are not static, meaning it does not stay in one spot when viewed from different angles instead of head on. In some cas ...
As a quick FYI to the followers of this blog, it's National Engineers Week in the U.S.! To commemorate the week, we created an infographic showing several benefits a career in engineering provides. Check it out at the link below!   Engineering: A Road to Success ...
(Left) The base Ototo kit (Right) Example of rocking out with an Ototo (via Kickstarter) Have you wanted to turn an eggplant into an instrument? What about that roll of aluminum foil? Well, if Yuri Suzuki’s team at Dentaku reaches its crowdfunding goal on KickStarter this month, the Ototo kit will allow users to turn any object into the musical instrument of their dreams.   The Ototo kit is based on a small synthesizer, which allows the user to build a musical instrument using ...
I'm still a proud watcher of the Olympics... 2 years later.   The 2014 Winter Olympics officially began last Friday, but there are bigger concerns than who takes home the gold in this year’s games. Recent reports from homeland security and intelligence specialists speculate that this year’s icy events may come with terrorist threats. Let the games begin.   The winter Olympic games happen once every four years and bring together the top athletes in winter sports from acro ...
Google's learning at sea ship to begin construction... this is a render of what the final vessel may look like. (via Google.) Google, the technology giant, has taken their innovation to sea, or so it seems. The company recently announced the development of what it calls “an interactive space where people can learn about new technology,” that embodies a decadent ship currently under construction in the Port of San Francisco.   The mysterious structure is being made from re ...
Stefan Klein by a model of what is to be... (via digitaljournal) There has been talk about flying cars for years now, but Slovak engineer and designer Stefan Klein may have actually made the first viable flying car, with plans to begin production this year.   Klein always had a dream of creating what he calls a flying machine. He told Phys.org that he comes from a line of pilots and flying is just in his blood. Receiving his pilot license before he was old enough to drive a car, Klein ...
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It sees everything

Posted by Cabe Atwell Feb 5, 2014
Pattern recognition at its best. (via Bringham Young University) Anyone that has seen a Sci-Fi movie can tell you that eventually robots will take over the world. Well, Bringham Young University engineer Dah-Jye Lee has officially made the first step towards devising a world where computers can think on their own.   Lee, Fellow BYU Electrical and Computing Engineer Professor James Archibald and graduate students Beau Tippetts and Kirt Lillywhite developed an algorithm that can accura ...
Eindhoven University of Technology’s Robotic helper. (via EUofT) Believe it or not, robots sometimes have a tough time trying to communicate and learn from one another. Maybe it’s due to ‘language barriers’ (different programming languages) that cause these issues or perhaps the information to learn from wasn’t readily available. In an effort to create a large repository of learning material that robots can access online, Eindhoven University has teamed up with ...

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