Is Skype not good enough to communicate with your loved ones? would you like to have more interaction with the environment of the people on the other side? Well then you should use Botiful! Botiful is an Android powered robot revolutionizing the way you communicate with distant people.
What can you do with Botiful?
-Be present with anyone, from anywhere !
-Skype video calls - Botiful is fully integrated with Skype and is table top. You can move the robot and the head to look at the people you are talking to and follow them as they move
-Baby monitoring - see everything you want to see, not just what is shown to you
-Play remotely with kids - with Botiful, you interact with kids and share their games
-Safely inspect places you can’t access yourself, like under a car
-Social events - Invite distant buddiesto your favorite places, or join them if you can’t be present
-Visit a place from your home
-Entertain your pet remotely
Transformers are now real! this robot tank thing can roam on its wheels, and turn at one spot, but thats not all! With the servos at each its wheels it can stand up and walk
Who wants to fly their quadrocopter with interaction using the Kinect? The video shows a demo of the cool quadrocopter in flight.
How can you Drill a Square Hole?
Did you ever need a hole which is square? Since the Drill works with rotation it would be hard to get a square hole with traditional methods. Well the video shows something non traditional.
This 11-minute animation depicts key events of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, Curiosity.
On Monday, Aug. 6, NASA’s one-ton, nuclear-powered Mars Science Laboratory “Curiosity” touched down on the red planet after a dramatic and perfectly-executed entry, descent and landing Curiosity found its new home on Mars. It settled down beside a giant mound of layered rock inside an ancient crater. Curiosity will prowl the crater for two years, as well as an unusual, three-mile-high mound of what appears to be sediments rising from the crater’s floor. The purpose of the $2.5 billion, two-year mission is to look for habitats where life could have taken root.
This special Wide Angle will keep you updated on all the news and science behind NASA’s biggest mission to Mars. WIDE ANGLE: Get full coverage of Curiosity’s voyage to Mars.
Where will you stand when the robots take over? Will you rise up and form a ragtag band of rebels? Will you hide away in a secluded fortress? Or will you welcome our new overclocked overlords?
Regardless of your stance on the automated apocalypse, it’s good to be prepared. If you’ve paid attention to Isaac Asimov’s infamous Three Laws of Robotics, you’ll know that a science-fictional world of mechanized takeover would assure that robots can’t harm or disobey us, so public safety and manufacturing would probably be the first jobs to go.
But where do you start if you want post-apocalyptic job security? We’ve compiled a list of eight of our favorite jobs that can’t be replaced by bots.
Nothing can better relate to the human psyche and emotional feelings than another human. While it wouldn’t be difficult to throw together a program that said “Tell me more about your feelings” every few minutes, true human empathy is something that can’t be replaced by robots, no matter how hard scientists try.
While much of an obstetrician’s job might be bot-able, a midwife does things with more of a personal connection. Would you really want a bot to deliver your baby? Probably not.
3. General Practitioner
The general practitioner makes a diagnosis based on much more than textbook logic, which can easily be programmed into an artificially intelligent bot. Surgeons and more specialized doctors might easily be replaced or improved by the use of robotic technology, as precision is key. But as humans, we want someone to talk to about our medical issues. This makes the family doctor your entry point for most medical situations, and in some small-town cases, he or she might even know you and your family personally.
4. Organic Farmer
Although large-scale, single-crop agriculture has largely been automated, correctly caring for plants and animals isn’t something that can be programmed into a robot. The world is getting away from factory farming and realizing the benefits of organic food and sustainable farming practices. While robots could run on any number of energy sources, we’ll still run on good old-fashioned farm food. Hopefully.
Mathematicians can keep their infinite monkey theorem because you can’t program creative writing. Recently, a scientific journal reported that robot journalists are a real possibility to efficiently and quickly report on news based on key words, but writing fiction, poetry and other forms of creative writing take real human experience and savvy.
Programming a robot to copy a work of art brushstroke by brushstroke isn’t difficult, and there’s a robotic artistout there that can use edge detection to sketch a person’s face. But it takes human creativity and imagination to actually define art styles.
7. Daycare Worker
Going hand-in-hand with the human empathy needed in a counselor, we would need more than a sentry bot to guard over our children while we’re off working one of these robot-proof jobs. Children learn by example, so any job that involves child-rearing would be best left to us fleshies.
8. Robotic Engineer
This choice is obvious — someone has to create all of those robots. Whether it be programming, mechanical design or simply maintenance, robots are nothing without us.