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This is a youtube post of a clip from BEyond tomorrow, i couldn’t find the clip about the car that could strink and expand, but this is equally interesting… it’s a link of a car powered by air.


Written by anfunny

October 28, 2008 at 3:03 am

Human Cyber Robotics!

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This image is of a patient that is being rehabilitated in Chicago.  The research group DEKA focus on technologies that enhance quality of life. So mainly they develope there technologies which are medical devices and products that aid the people who need it. Some of these allow healthcare professionals to deliver better care, while some enable people to live better lives, with more mobility, more freedom, and less discomfort. 

That is pretty interesting how technology today is enhancing and becoming more advanced in the link of human senses with robotics. So if we are coming closer to creating a link between bot and human does this mean in the near future we will see humans with robotic legs or bodies ?? well lets hope for all that it does lead to this because it would be interesting on how human life will change and how this will affect the society.

Written by anfunny

October 20, 2008 at 11:48 pm

whimsically amazing – robotic sculpture by Golan Levin

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check out Double-Taker (Snout) by Golan Levin – presented at Robot250. What is most intriguiging about this work is the way in which it works with its audience – or the audience’s perception, respectively. Why, you think, do we find this ‘worm’ to be so strangely alive and whimsically engaged? *P

Written by betarosa

September 30, 2008 at 7:30 am

crazzy robot news

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check out the robot posts on the Gizmodo blog – also note the cultural bias of the comments! *P

robot spider

robot spider

Written by betarosa

September 25, 2008 at 8:34 am

Incredible Cyborg Technology!!

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Here is an incredible cyborg robot technogy. I’m thinking to use this kind of technology in my sci-fi essay. A human is wearing a robot suit which can expand and improve physical capability five times stronger!! It is made by Cyberdine. The wearer does not feel heavy at all. Surprisingly,  HAL can even work in the snow at 4000 meters height!!

Application field of HAL is expected rehabilitation and physical training support, heavy work support(e.g., factory), rescue activity in disaster site and so on.  For example,  HAL is used by people with weakened muscles and by some people with disabilities due to stroke and/or spinal cord injury. The latest battery runs for 5 hours under normal activities.

Watch this video!!

Written by hideyukidesign

September 23, 2008 at 1:19 pm

The original 2nd Life? Westworld

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Hi All,

Can’t remember which week we discussed 2nd Life but since last Tuesday have been a mammoth DVD marathon, frantically trying to cover as much ground as possible in preparation for our final submissions.

Apart from the class recommendations which I will discuss in later posts, I came across this DVD from the 70s when trying to make up my 10 for $15. I remember seeing it as a kid but didn’t quite get it.

Anyway Westworld is about providing a real world “2nd Life” in a US vacation resort called Delos. It features 3 worlds of the past where you can live out every fantasy.

Roman World: Lusty, decadent delights of imperial Pompeii.

Medieval World: Chivalry and combat in 18th century Europe.

West World: Lawless violence on the american frontier of 1800.

Each world is maintained by reliable computer technology, and peopled by life like men and women until…

Well you will have to watch it:

It has some similariries between the essence of what the creators of the online 2nd Life are trying to create, but without the “real” death and sex factor. I wonder if 2nd Life creators are aware of this film?

Written by neva3548

September 23, 2008 at 7:43 am

Robot Loves

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WALL-E , 2008 new science fiction 3d animation from Disney. it’s about the robots’ love between WALL-E and EVE. i think Disney’s animation is not only for children, specially for adults. even children cann’t really get the interior meaning of the story, they can still find lot of attractive things in the movie. however, the robot characters touch adults deeply. although robots’ figuration is really different to human, but their movements are familiar with human. when two robots fall in love, the figuration is not really important, the language is not important. they use empression in their eyes and movements to express their sentiments. this is the thing to touch audiences’ heart. the love between the robots is the essential love without estimating the appearance, riches and status.


love between Robot and Human

Written by kerrylin2008

September 23, 2008 at 5:06 am