Via: Chimpansees halen drone naar beneden en filmen elkaar! - YouTube #robotsdreams
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Game of Drones - the fantastic aerial combat competition where multicopters take to the air and try to knock each other out of the sky - is currently accepting pilot and team applications for the May 15th competition that will take place at the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo.
Even if your courage isn’t up for it, you’ll want to put it on your ‘must-see’ list when you attend Maker Faire next month.
Via: Game of Drones Combat Arena @ Maker Faire San Mateo - Game of Drones (San Francisco, CA) - Meetup #robotsdreams
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More and more universities are offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) where anyone, anywhere in the world, can benefit from exactly the same courseware and resources as local students. Of course, they have to have relatively high speed internet access. Typically these courses are free, though some require a minimal charge.
For example, Queensland University of Technology in Australia will be offering two information rich courses in robotics early in 2015. Introduction to Robotics covers the world of robots along with the necessary underlying mathematics and algorithms, while Robotic Vision explores computer vision in robot designs and applications. Instructor for both courses will be Professor Peter Corke.
Fascinated by robots as a young child, Yuki Nakagawa, founder and CEO of RT Corp, has been involved in Japanese humanoid robotics and robots in the home for almost her entire career. Her life’s mission is to improve and enhance people’s quality of life through the use of robot technologies.
This July she’ll be sharing her unique observations, insights, know-how, and vision for the future at Innorobo 2015 in Lyon, France. It’s a rare opportunity to meet and interact with a Japanese expert in the field to gain insight into why Japan has earned a high reputation for human/robot interaction and co-working, and to talk about what the future may hold.
Battlebots, the modern day robotic version of ancient Roman gladiator combats in the coliseum, will hit the airwaves via ABC on June 21st broadcasting at least six episodes. The program producers are promising a much richer and deeper viewing experience with lots of ‘behind the scenes’ segments to hopefully create more of a bond between the robot creators and their viewing fans.
Unfortunately those of us living outside the U.S. will have to wait until the series makes it to iTunes or does an individual deal, country by country, for rebroadcast.
It’s not unusual to find good co-working spaces around Tokyo, or most major urban areas for that matter. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a very large and comfortable co-working space just a short distance from my home in the suburbs of Tokyo.
Located less than 2 minutes on foot from Inage Kaigan JR Station in Chiba, the SHI TSU RAI Co-working Space is an excellent shared office space. Open 7 days a week from 10 am until 7 pm, in addition to a clean, well lit work area, the facility offers free high speed WiFi, power, coffee/beverages, plus attractive discounts. You can use the facility by the hour, day, or month.
Basically, for ¥1,000, about what you would spend for a coffee and cookie at Starbucks, you can use the facility all day . It’s so reasonable and pleasant, that I’m signing up for a monthly membership.
The staff is extremely pleasant, knowledgeable, and helpful. Keeping in mind that this is the suburbs, their English speaking level was certainly sufficient to handle all of my needs and requests.
This would be perfect for meetings, training sessions, or other similar events. Of course, that type of use would have to be booked in advance.
The free drink bar is including in your access fee and includes water, tea, coffee, and other beverages.
When I used to work for big corporations, everyone fought over the offices with windows to the outside world. Now I can enjoy that environment every day.
The building entrance signage leaves a lot to be desired and tends to be a bit dark, but don’t let that put you off.
The SHI TSU RAI Co-working Space is on the 3rd floor along with several restaurants. Since it’s located close to a major train station, there is lots of shopping, convenience stores, restaurants, and even a Mister Donut shop just a few quick steps away.