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High-power robot legs can jump, balance

May 8, 2012

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University of Tokyo JSK Lab researchers have developed a high-torque, high-speed robotic leg based on a novel electrical actuation system. Their robot uses high-voltage and high-current liquid-cooled motor drivers that get their power from a 13.5-farad capacitor system, which can supply lots of current very fast and reliably, something that batteries are not good at.

Video Source: University of Tokyo JSK Lab

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Highlights of Honda at Sundance and ASIMO’s (robot) Film Festival Debut

March 3, 2010

HONDA | Living With Robots, an all-new short documentary film from Honda, debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 22, followed by a live 10-minute demonstration of the worlds most advanced humanoid robot, ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).

The sixth film release in Honda’s popular “Dream the Impossible” Documentary Series, Living With Robots was directed by award-winning filmmaker, Joe Berlinger, (Brother’s Keeper, Crude, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some… read more

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Honda announces new UNI-CUB personal mobility device

May 16, 2012

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Honda’s new UNI-CUB personal mobility device is designed for “harmony with people.” Featuring a compact design and saddle, the UNI-CUB offers the same freedom of movement in all directions that the average person has while walking.

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Honda short film Living With Robots

March 3, 2010

HONDA | What’s behind our collective obsession with robots? Join us as we ponder life with robots alongside science-fiction screenwriters, professors, philosophers, engineers and other thinkers.

Video Source: Honda

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Honda short film Mobility 2088

March 3, 2010

HONDA | Ever since the dawn of man, mobility has been central to our growth and freedom as a civilization. There have always been places to go and people to see, greener pastures, bluer skies and undiscovered lands. But what about the future of mobility? We ask some of the great thinkers of our generation how people will get around in 80 years. From the hope of hydrogen to the… read more

Video Source: Honda

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Honda | ASIMO the robot live at Disneyland

January 6, 2012

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ASIMO live show at Disney

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Honda | ASIMO at Disneyland

Honeywell unveils “cockpit of future”

September 9, 2010

What is being described as the cockpit of the future has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show. American aviation company Honeywell presented a technology called Synthetic Vision.

Video Source: euronews

How it feels [through Glass]

February 28, 2013

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Want to see how Glass actually feels? It’s surprisingly simple. Say “take a picture” to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live.

Directions are right in front of you. Speak to send a message, or translate your voice. Get the notifications that matter most. Ask whatever’s on your mind and get answers without having to ask.

All video footage captured… read more

Video Source: Google

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‘How smart are animals?’ on Nova: Science Now

February 13, 2011

Nova: Science Now on PBS | As an astrophysicist, Nova: Science Now host Neil deGrasse Tyson has a unique view of the universe. Hear his cosmic perspective on “How smart are animals?”

Video Source: Nova: Science Now on PBS

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How to control a robot with your thoughts

July 7, 2012

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Video Source: New Scientist

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How to deflect an incoming asteroid

October 28, 2012

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Send space-launched white paint balls on pellets, says Sung Wook Paek, a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The pellets would deflect the asteroid and the white surface (albedo) would continue to reflect sunlight — and in 20 years, this bouncing of photons off its surface could create enough of a force to push the asteroid off its course.

Paek won the 2012 Move an Asteroidread more

How you can change the past

January 8, 2013

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The outcomes of recent experiments in quantum physics show that “particle” and “wave” are concepts we latch on to because they seem to correspond to guises of matter in our familiar, classical world. But attempting to describe true quantum reality with these or any other black-or-white concepts is an enterprise doomed to failure.

Video Source: New Scientist

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HUMOR | The Mactini

December 23, 2009

Source: "The Peter Serafinowicz Show," BBC2 — December 23, 2009

From “The Peter Serafinowicz Show: Christmas Special” on BBC2.

The original MacBook Air commercial for comparison.

IBM Business Analytics | How it works: analytics

February 17, 2011

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IBM Business Analytics | How does it work? Find out about IBM’s approach to business analytics in this video.

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IBM Business Analytics | real world examples of the power of predictive analytics

February 17, 2011

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IBM Business Analytics | Learn how DC Water is using IBM predictive analytic software to improve customer service.

IBM Business Analytics | IBM, The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries and Clarkson University are working together to instrument the Hudson River. The data that’s being collected can be analyzed in real time using IBM analytics technology. The river is serving as a model for all the rivers… read more

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