From YouTube description: "This video shows ongoing research towards using the feet of a legged robot for simple manipulation tasks. In this example, ANYmal makes use of its large range of motion to reach up to press an elevator button. The button is localized with help of a QR tag."
[via Bruce Sterling]
This is “Stickman,” a robot acrobat that Disney Research scientists presented at this week’s IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. From the abstract of their technical paper: Human performers have developed impressive acrobatic techniques over thousands of years of practicing the gymnastic arts. At the same time, robots have started to become more mobile […]
Husqvarna’s remote-controlled demolition robots remind me of the machine art performances that Survival Research Laboratories has staged since 1977. Husqvarna bills its machines as “remote workmates ready to tackle your heaviest, most challenging jobs.” Compare that to what Survival Research Laboratories founder Mark Pauline told me in a 1993 interview: “The real message of machines […]
From The Brick Wall: “My father cooks breakfast every Saturday and Sunday- it is 104 times a year! He deserved this present.”
Businesses big and small use Microsoft Excel for everything from data visualization to bookkeeping, and chances are you’ve already had some exposure to this ubiquitous tool. Whether you’re looking to improve your hiring potential or boost your Excel efficiency, the Ultimate All-Level Excel Bootcamp can get you Excel-savvy with nearly 70 hours of training, and it’s […]
The workday is long, and inevitably, you’re going to find yourself needing to take a break from the daily grind. With Mini Materials Miniature Cinder Blocks, you can take some time for yourself and decompress by turning your desk into a miniature construction site. They’re available today in the Boing Boing Store for $22.49. Handmade […]
Handheld radios might seem a bit archaic, but in an emergency situation, few things will keep you as reliably connected to the outside world. This Emergency Multi-Function Radio & Flashlight takes the utility of the tried-and-true radio and combines it with a powerful flashlight and self-sufficient energy system. It’s available in the Boing Boing Store for […]