Category Archives: tech

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas

This is nothing short of mind blowing. What a great time to be alive. And the little dog, too.

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Rebar binder

Binding rebar prior to a concrete pour on an overpass or bridge can be back breaking work. Here are a couple of alternatives where new tools and robots are a workman’s relief. DF 16 Rebar binder by Wacker Neuson And … Continue reading

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Old tech

This shit blew our minds ten years ago.

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Sorting bot army

The use of sorting robots improves efficiency, accuracy and security during the sorting process and also saves 70% of manual work, dramatically reducing labor costs. This “AI and logistics” model is now sweeping across the express delivery industry. From China. … Continue reading

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Autonomous weapons

Watch a clip from the movie made by campaigners to ban the development of autonomous weapons. The short, disturbing film is the latest attempt by campaigners and concerned scientists to highlight the dangers of developing autonomous weapons that can find, … Continue reading

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Raytheon Sarcos Exoskeleton – fave

From 2008.

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Cassie robots

Engineers at Oregon State University are creating the next generation of bipedal robots. Called Cassie, these bipedal robots look like emus without necks and heads. Two of them go for a stroll. More about the work: Our favorite robot so … Continue reading

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Waymo’s self-driving cars

Waymo’s self driving minivans – the Chrysler Pacifica – hit public roads for the first time in Mountain View, CA and Phoenix, AZ by the end of the month. The project is a collaboration between Google and Fiat Chrysler. Google … Continue reading

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Smart watch

Watchmaker becomes an unsuspecting victim when he’s visited by a couple of official looking gentlemen. [5:57]

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Robot Wars Classics

Robot Wars Classics is a look back at some of the best and most memorable battles in the show’s history. Nipper versus Aftershock. Nipper? Nipper is the name of small ankle biting puppy. Pfft!

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Facebookistan

There’s more than what you see on the front page of Facebook. Every move you make, is tracked. Private video – password = facebookistan. [58:54] Video link.

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One-legged bounce bot

Salto-1P is a one-legged hopping robot built at UC Berkeley. Parkour All that’s missing is a woo-hoo with each bounce.

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Amazon Key

Amazon Key is a service exclusively for Prime members that radically improves the convenience of receiving deliveries. Amazon Key enables in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointments. This will never work. Too risky. Too many things … Continue reading

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How China is changing your Internet

In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse at the future. [5:57]

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Crabmeat processor bot

Automatic butchering machine. Scalable to process larger, four limbed creatures in the future.

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Amazon’s Kiva bots

Follow a robot as it works its day job at an Amazon warehouse. New robot minions.

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