Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly … and cooperate

Robots can fly themselves and cooperate, without any help from humans. If you had any doubt about this claim check out this video and see it for yourself. Though it might be a different type of programming to allow these robots to fly and navigate without human help, it shows the power that programming can have. That it allows robots to construct a, small, building from a set of inputs; fly in formations; and do things, on their own, that would normally take multiple people to do. Overall it was a very interesting video that was fun to watch, and if you are a fan of the James Bond movies you should at least check out the end.

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Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future

An interesting TED talk that talks about where we have been and where we are going as we move towards the future. Talks about how as we more further in terms of technology we gain access to more energy, more resources, and the integration of more technology into our devices. What was the most interesting to me, and for the class, was the creating of the challenge to make an app for the cellphone that acted better then a board of doctors. Overall this was a great video and I highly recommend if you haven’t seen it, you check it out.

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Concrete-Jet Robot

Fun little video about an idea for the ability for a house to be prefabricated and then constructed using a robot. That the designs could be drawn up the same way we use the CMC and laser cutter to create a whole house. It shows the potential of machines and robots in not only making objects at a small scale, but of making houses and what this might be applied to. That if we can make houses and other small buildings this could potentially become a way to erect an entire building. I found it interesting and I hope you find it interesting too.

Concrete-Jet Robot

Fun little link

One of my friends pointed me to this link of a fun little interactive piece of dot art online. I found it interesting and mildly inspiration for how people can make art and programs that interact and change with how the user moves their mouse over it. The final shape is set, but the lead up and discovering of guessing what it is was fun enough that I wanted to share it. Here is the link to the site: LINK

Also as a note be careful as it doesn’t seem to like Internet Explorer, according to one of my other friends. As a challenge see how long it takes you to guess the image. I hope it can be as fun and inspirational for you as it was for me, and remember don’t spoil the image by posting what it is, let others find out and discover it.