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.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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