A team from the Technical University of Munich programmed their robot to ask people for directions then set it loose it in the real world. This was no carefully constructed laboratory maze, but real streets with real people, and real obstacles. They told it to get to a destination 1.5 km away. The robot had no pre-made map or GPS. It had to ask for help, look at the direction that people pointed, say "thank you" and try to use their input to get to its goal without running…Continue
Added by Mark Huckabee on May 15, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments
Aimee Mullins is an awe inspiring woman who blows away any ideas you might have about someone being disabled. In fact she goes beyond normal *abilities* to do things others only dream of. She was born without fibular bones and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. By the time she attended Georgetown she was so accomplished on her prosthetics that she became the first double amputee to compete in NCAA Division 1 track and field and then set…Continue
Zoe Keating is a performer who (in her own words) "fuses information technology and classical music". She uses her cello and Macbook to create beautiful multi-layered melodies that sound more like a complete orchestra than one live performer. She is currently touring with Amanda Palmer and in March she appeared at ETech in San Jose (video above). Also in this video we see some cool LIDAR technology (like radar but with lasers).
Zoe was trained in classical music…
Added by Mark Huckabee on May 6, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments
This video was shot by Greg Williams for Esquire Magazine's upcoming issue. It takes us on a journey with Megan Fox from waking up through her day. He used the RedONE, a video camera that captures images at four times the resolution of high-definition, to make this video and also take the image that will be on Esquire's cover. She is one beautiful lady and it is an impressive…Continue