I am not sure about the significance of this technology other than it looks like an incredible amount of unusual fun. It makes one think about the amazingly different ways we will fill our leisure time.
3-D printing solves the problem of every body being different. Implants will increasingly be custom designed for individuals. This will make the current sizing of small, medium and large for such things as hip replacement seem barbaric.
Teaching a robot to move by taking it through a motion sequence manually. Think about the ramifications in a couple of years when you want to have your home robot do custom tasks for you.
The global honey population has been severely stressed in the last few years. With this honeybee back pack, Big Data steps in to help better analyze behavior in ways never done before.
Yes we are fans of 3-D printing. It is the tip of the iceberg of custom, low-cost, no waste production which is in the process of transforming manufacturing. Here is an example of building a car, the typical industrial age product.
A very cool idea for underwater exploration. Armchair scuba diving or underwater scanning for metal and money will probably be the first use, but what the heck. The question on this device is how deep it might go.
So now we have some folks who have combined hard technology with soft components for a robot to jump and land. Again very early development work in the coming tranformative, disruptive world of robots rushing toward us. In the meantime, we can always enjoy frogs and crickets in nature.
Stanford students program a robot to do very simple things like catch and play ping pong. Again, basic beginning science in robotics. For hundreds of years children had imaginary friends. Soon they will have robotic friends.
This is a fabulous product that is coming to market as the world realizes that we have been wasting water and that wart is the most precious commodity we have.
This is a remarkable new idea/technology. I am in the midst of co-authoring a book about the future of humanity’s relationship with Earth – called This Spaceship Earth – with environmentalist Professor Tim Rummage. I have come to see that our ability to actually cleanse the atmosphere from carbon will be essential and will need […]
This is the very basic beginning of research that will, by 2020-25, in human ability to control most of the technology around them with concentrated thought. As pointed out in this video, this of course will be a boon to the handicapped.