This dramatic video from Bot and Dolly shows off their robotic camera systems by projection mapping a 3D animation onto two screens as they're waved around by one and a half ton robotic arms. In July, Boing Boing co-sponsored the Robot Film Festival held in their incredible studios. There I learned that while this film appears to be shot from a hand-held camera, it's probably made with a camera on a robot arm following a recorded path made by motion tracking a hand-held camera to a tenth-of-a-millimeter precision. Bot & Dolly had no comment on whether or not that's the case in this film.
In the creepy demo above, a humanoid robot named Ameca imitates a fellow's facial expressions–as captured by an iPhone 12 with Apple's ARKit—in real-time. Ameca was build by a company called Engineered Arts but he resides deep in the Uncanny Valley. (via IEEE Spectrum) READ THE REST
Watching robots evolve has been one of the most bizarre parts of the 21st century. On the one hand, the creativity and innovation their presence symbolizes is a testament to human ingenuity. At the same time, it's hard to dismiss the rampant paranoia around the development of artificial intelligence. Maybe it's me, but whenever I… READ THE REST
From Vice: The video was taken at "Army-2022," an ongoing arms fair in Moscow. The conference is taking place from Monday until Sunday, has around 1,500 participants, and over 28,000 exhibits, according to its website. One exhibitor also showed off an unmanned military truck which has no cockpit. And here's the Google-Translated text of the Telegram post… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Your workspace is supposed to be a place of peace and quiet, not mayhem and chaos. It's supposed to be the place where you can let all your mad scientist or… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The day-to-day life of the American office worker features a lot of the same themes: getting up early, sitting in traffic, scrolling through emails, scrolling through social media, killing time on… READ THE REST