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Google版ドローン配達サービス「Project Wing」の紹介動画 (designboom)

Google introduces Project Wing: a self-flying delivery service (designboom)

(Source: designboom.com)

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Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

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futurescope:

Clear Flight Solution offers robotic falcons to chase off real birds

Squadrons of robotic birds. Snip:

Birds are beautiful creatures. However, if you work in aviation, waste management or agriculture, you will be aware that birds can be a very tough problem to deal with. Birds are not only a nuisance, they can also be a serious threat to safety in aviation. The Robird is an environmentally-friendly solution for all your bird-related problems. Here you can learn more about our Robirds, their applications and the current status of development and testing.

Robirds are truly unique remotely controlled robotic birds of prey, with the realistic appearance and weight of their living counterparts. Robirds use flapping wing flight as a means of propulsion, with a flight performance comparable to real birds. Based on nature itself, the Robird models offer new and exciting possibilities in bird control. By triggering the instinct of birds, through the combination of silhouette and wing movement, chasing birds becomes fully controllable. We make sure that the man on the ground is in control of what happens in the air.

[via Wired] [Clear Flight Solutions]

neurosciencestuff:

Human consciousness is simply a state of matter, like a solid or liquid – but quantum
Thanks to the work of a small group neuroscientists and theoretical physicists over the last few years, we may finally have found a way of analyzing the mysterious, metaphysical realm of consciousness in a scientific manner. The latest breakthrough in this new field, published by Max Tegmark of MIT, postulates that consciousness is actually a state of matter. “Just as there are many types of liquids, there are many types of consciousness,” he says. With this new model, Tegmark says that consciousness can be described in terms of quantum mechanics and information theory, allowing us to scientifically tackle murky topics such as self awareness, and why we perceive the world in classical three-dimensional terms, rather than the infinite number of objective realities offered up by the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
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neurosciencestuff:

Human consciousness is simply a state of matter, like a solid or liquid – but quantum

Thanks to the work of a small group neuroscientists and theoretical physicists over the last few years, we may finally have found a way of analyzing the mysterious, metaphysical realm of consciousness in a scientific manner. The latest breakthrough in this new field, published by Max Tegmark of MIT, postulates that consciousness is actually a state of matter. “Just as there are many types of liquids, there are many types of consciousness,” he says. With this new model, Tegmark says that consciousness can be described in terms of quantum mechanics and information theory, allowing us to scientifically tackle murky topics such as self awareness, and why we perceive the world in classical three-dimensional terms, rather than the infinite number of objective realities offered up by the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

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Eggbot Pro: an all-metal plotter for drawing on curved surfaces

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Evil Mad Scientist Labs have updated their beloved open-source hardware Eggbot, a plotter that draws on curved surfaces, with a new all-metal model called the Eggbot Pro.

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Futurescope :

Hoverbike - Robot monta Drone

Usted probablemente ha oído hablar de Chris Malloy Drone 3 Hoverbike en Kickstarter (5 días para ir) . Una versión de drone a pequeña escala de la aeromoto originales - una moto voladora de trabajo . He no prestó mucha atención al proyecto del pedal de arranque (que llegaron a su meta por cierto), pero su video de arriba muestra algunos casos de uso de entrega pizzadrone bastante decentes. El zumbido s tabilization es impresionante .

[ Proyecto Hover-Bike ]

futurescope:

Fraunhofer IIS presents world’s first emotion detection app on Google Glass

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has adapted its SHORE™ real-time face detection and analysis software to work with Google Glass:

Fraunhofer IIS presents a real-time* face tracker on Google Glass that can read people’s emotions. At the same time it also estimates age and gender of persons in front of Glass’ camera. Privacy is important: everything happens inside Glass – no image leaves the device. Detection is anonymous – no facial recognition. The app is based on SHORE, Fraunhofer’s proprietary software library for real-time facial detection and analysis. Emotion analysis on wearable devices has endless applications. E.g. it can be used in aids for people suffering from ASD (autism spectrum disorders) or for visually impaired.

(* low frame rate shown in the video is due to a bottleneck in the technique used to mirror Glass’ display on a computer monitor.)

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arisemyrobots:

BabyX is an experimental computer generated psychobiological simulation of an infant which learns and interacts in real time.