Good fun was had by all as the Vermont FIRST FTC championship took place. The end of a match is shown here. With robots try to put blocks in bins, raise a flag, and do a pull up on the bar above the ramp.
"My pump functions optimally when your coordinates are adjacent to my own."
Wakey, wakey, little rabbit.
It appears Yutu, China’s Lunar Rover that reportedly was unable to properly prepare for the upcoming long Lunar night, has survived the deep cold, and is whispering into the dark again.
Fish on Wheels
A small fishtank that is driven by a goldfish with the help of computer vision, put together by studio diip - video embedded below:
By using a camera and computer vision software it is possible to make a fish control a robot car over land. By swimming towards an interesting object, the fish can explore the world beyond the limits of his tank.
Can a soggy cyborg be far behind?
Is our love for old tech tainted?
That’s the premise driving a new startup called Eterni.me, which emerged this week out of MIT’s Entrepreneurship Development Program. Its goal, according to the startup’s website, is to emulate your personality by tapping into your digital paper trail—chat logs, emails, and the like. Once that information is provided, an algorithm splices together all those you-isms to build an artificial intelligence based on your personality, which “can interact with and offer information and advice to your family and friends after you pass away.” (via Eterni.me Wants To Let You Skype Your Family After You’re Dead | Fast Company | Business Innovation)
My Eterni.me would likely be a snarky smartass. In other words, spot on.
“The bad news is, I was supposed to go to sleep this morning, but before I went to sleep my masters found some mechanical control abnormalities. Some parts of my body won’t listen to their commands. Now my masters are hard at work thinking of ways to fix me… even so, I know that it’s possible I won’t be able to survive this night.
Chang’e doesn’t know about my problems yet. If I can’t be fixed, everyone please comfort her… If this trip is to end prematurely, I’m not afraid. Whether or not they can fix me, I know that my breakdown can provide my masters with a lot of valuable information and experience.
I’ll tell everyone a little secret: I’m actually not that sad. I’m just in my own adventure story, and like any hero, I encountered a small problem.
Goodnight, Earth. Goodnight, humanity.”
– 玉兔, Jade Rabbit