Industrial Robot Plays Air Hockey
DNTV 6/25/2008 Post a comment An industrial robot at the Freescale Technology Forum used a 32-bit processor to control a robot that plays air hockey. See the technology behind the robot and watch it in action.
Playing the Building
DNTV 6/16/2008 Post a comment David Byrne’s newest musical installation uses pneumatic and electric actuators to transform a New York City ferry terminal into an enormous musical instrument.
DNTV 6/16/2008 Post a comment DARPA’s prosthetics demonstrator Claudia Mitchell explains how her prosthesis behaves as she subconsciously moves her other arm, while she is speaking.
DARPA’s Prosthetics in Action
DNTV 6/16/2008 Post a comment Prosthesis demonstrators Jesse Sullivan and Claudia Mitchell demonstrate various prosthetic movement, including high fives and handing objects from hand to hand.
High-Dexterity Prosthetic Sensations
DNTV 6/16/2008 Post a comment DARPA demonstrates its high dexterity robotics on spokespersons Claudia Mitchell and Jesse Sullivan. They describe the phantom sensations and resistance related to prosthetic movement.
There is currently much discussion around the term "platform," which may be preceded by the adjectives "mobile," "wearable," "medical," "healthcare," etc. However, regardless of the platform being discussed, they usually have one key aspect in common: They tend to be wireless. So, why is this one aspect so fairly universal? The answer is convenience.
Everyone has a MEMS story. For most of us it’s probably the airbag that saved our lives or the life of a loved one. Perhaps it’s the tire pressure sensor that alerted us about deflation before we were stranded alone on a dark muddy road.
Bioimimicry is not merely a helpful design tool -- it also encourages designers to think not only about how to solve design problems by imitating nature, but how to make the products, materials, and systems they design more ecologically sound and nature-friendly.
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