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    Dec 172014
     
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    [Originally Published December 20, 2011]

    Over There, Over There…

    It’s kinda bizarre that we just, you know, have become kinda blasé about sending robotics and other supertech stuff to Afghanistan. At what point did we transition from a war to “The War,” Namsayen?

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    But Anyway, ROBOT(IC) HELICOPTERS!

    There are already a significant number of robotic machines fighting in Afghanistan. Those guys in trailers somewhere in New Mexico or Nevada or wherever, the guys who fly the majority of Predator drones and other warbot aircraft, well, in addition to raining down death (or photography) from above, they’re now going to be dropping cargo as well. With this newly deployed robotic helicopter.

    That’s right: air, land, and sea. And air again.

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    Dec 012014
     

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    [SHARED WITH PERMISSION; ORIGINALY PUBLISHED AT AKIHABARANEWS.COM]

    Legos, Robots, and Education

    The basic underlying concept of the Lego - build it yourself – actually fits quite well with most practical robotics development. See, unless your project has been underway for several years, has reached Kickstarter-ready status, or is swimming in government, major university, or massive global corporation cash (e.g., commercial drones, industrial robotics, ASIMORobonautATLASHRPHUBO, etc.), robotics research is an almost intrinsically small-group, bootstrapped DIY endeavor. Early-stage work begins with a design (or freestyle!), then the collection and assembly of workable off-the-shelf parts or building/machining them by hand, then doing something about a power source, software, etc., etc., carefully incorporating all variables, and then maybe: voilà – robot! Maybe even some YouTube fame.

    Something like that, anyway. Oh, but here’s the thing: chances are you won’t see such opportunities early-on in life. Broadly speaking, the status quo of hands-on robotics education and experimentation is somewhat exclusive to the ranks of higher education. Historically (if that term even works in robotics), budding engineers – who might not even know that’s what they are or can be – just haven’t had easy access to affordable, practical robotics development education.

    Communities based around a single, seemingly humble line of products, Lego MINDSTORMS, are stepping in to fill this gap; whether or not Lego set out to become this force of change is irrelevant – they have. Sure, there are plenty of non-Lego, non-giant-global toy corporation build-your-own-robot kits on the market, but none of them can match Lego MINDSTORMS’ combination of price (approximately U.S. $350 for the upcoming EV3), brand familiarity, open-source & intuitive programmability, sophistication, and a supportive, collaborative global network of developers and makers.

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    It’s fair to say that if the so-called Robotics Revolution/Resurgence/Renaissance is actually underway, then the Lego Group is supplying a considerable portion of humanity’s basic training. Continue reading »

    Oct 052014
     

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    Shin kan sen

    It’s time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of Japan’s most iconic technological achievements: the world’s first modern high-speed rail system!

    Shinkansen Begins 
    On October 1, 1964 the inaugural Shinkansen Bullet Train service on the Tokaido Line began rocketing citizens between Tokyo and Osaka at speeds up to 130 mph. It was Japan’s bold statement that they had rebuilt, and on a global stage were charging ahead as a peaceful, modern, technologically innovative nation. The project had its fair share of early controversy and cost overruns, to be sure, but as was hoped and intended, the beautiful and wholly unequaled machine quickly became the pride of a nation. Continue reading »

    Sep 092014
     

    HOPES.AND.DREAMS.iPHONE.6.plate
    This is a remix. Both in response to fanboy drool, haters hating, and what amounts to proxy marketing by largely co-opted and copped-out mainline jurnalizm. Contextually and temporally relevant versions have been published here twice before. The why is as follows:

    By any objective assessment, the buildup to the iPhone 6, iOS 8, and maybe an iWatchy-whatever announcement has successfully buried all of 2014′s most exciting technology stories. Barring like, a fusion energy breakthrough or aliens or some shit, it’s pretty much forgone that this will last through the end of the year. Continue reading »

    Jul 122014
     

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    The Lovechild of Blade Runner and Inception
    We’ve all marveled (some drool) at the incredible cityscapes of the world’s largest city, our home: Tokyo.

    The contiguous urbanization, beginning at Tokyo Bay, crawls westward and disappears beneath the sky, farther than we can see – not only by distance, but also due to the basic curvature of the earth. It’s just that vast. Continue reading »