Julius von Bismarck and Benjamin Maus teamed up in 2009 to build a "perpetual drawing machine". This plotter has access to 7.5 million "patent drawings", that are connected by semantic relationships. Each drawing is triggered by a keyword of one of the recent bestselling books. This work has a subtext: it tells, that patents "reflect the mindset of society in a certain time". Maybe it's just simply cool to have a "wild association machine".
This video of the Robot AILA makes me somehow speechless. The demonstration of this robot is flanked by a visionary speech or script, telling about intelligent robots, that enable assisting to human, especially with autonomous object-recognition etc, etc. Well if I look at this, than it's a pleasure for me to cite my collegue from Doktorsblog: "Oh Jesus, she can hold it!"
Robotic research from Japan. They chose a new approach for building a humanoid. The structure is not based by a frame and motors, but closer to the human body - with a spine and muscle to mode and give stability. It looks, like this robot still needs further research and enhancement. It doesn't look too happy to walk at the moment. The robot can be controller with a simple PlayStation2 controller.
At riot's-soup I found this picture. Well, yes, you say. Alright, this is not the most animal-friendly way to treating kittens, but in a robotic context, it absolutely makes sense! Give your robot an expression-update, just by two bold strokes. Awesome!
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