Ian Danforth introduce the Fenn, the living (robotic) embodiment of an alien creature from a children's book he has written. He created the robot to engaged with children and adults with a forward facing camera, various sensors, and soon, touch sensitive skin. Ian and the Fenn will be at Maker Faire Bay Area May 18-19, 2013.
Kamela Portuges and Lee Armstrong have been making puppets and performing together for over 25 years. Armstrong, who'd gotten her big puppetry break on Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock, met talented sculptor Portuges at a puppet festival; the two soon combined their talents to create their Sonoma, Calif., studio, Images in Motion. Since then, they've been steadily producing TV shows, commercials, and live performances, as well as lending their expertise to major studios and toy companies. Perhaps most memorably, you may have seen their marionettes in the movie Being John Malkovich; director Spike Jonze sought Portuges specifically after seeing the line of celebrity toys she'd sculpted. Watch Portuges and Armstrong's puppets in motion, learn how they keep the ancient art of puppetry current with an infusion of 3D printing technology, then visit the Make: Believe page for effects tutorials and even more ways to blur the line between dreams and reality. ++++++++ Tune in to MAKE's series about the people who bring fantasy to life. We spotlight miniature-making, sculpting, molding, figure-modding, latex mask-making, and much more with tutorials, interviews, reviews, and good stories. http://www.makezine.com/go/believe
A group at Tokyo Institute of Technology, led by Dr. Osamu Hasegawa, has succeeded in making further advances with SOINN, their machine learning algorithm, which can now use the internet to learn how to perform new tasks. The system, which is under development as an artificial brain for autonomous mental development robots, is currently being used to learn about objects in photos using image searches on the internet. It can also take aspects of other known objects and combine them to make guesses about objects it doesn't yet recognize. (http://www.diginfo.tv/v/13-0032-r-en.php) 25/4/2013 Tokyo Institute of Technology DigInfo TV - http://www.diginfo.tv Robot That Can Learn, Think And Act By Itself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC2TTslf_YM)
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This is a short clip showing my new robot simulator, written in visual python. The Inverse Kinematics calculations from my main robot python program are fed into the simulator, showing me what the robot's legs will do while the code runs, meaning I don't need to be running the robot to develop and debug the code. Read more about Grinder at www.gotrobots.com/grinder/ - the simulator code is up at www.gotrobots.com/grinder/simulator/
By Nick Donaldson
Robot hand developed by iRobot as part of DARPA's ARM program. Learn more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/irobot-smashes-its-new-robotic-hand-with-baseball-bat
Much attention has been paid to 3D Printing lately, with new companies developing cheaper and more efficient consumer models that have wowed the tech community. They herald 3D Printing as a revolutionary and disruptive technology, but how will these printers truly affect our society? Beyond an initial novelty, 3D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world. This video includes copyright material from http://www.explainingthefuture.com You can learn more about 3D printing on the ExplainingTheFuture channel at http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture Featuring: Sam Cervantes, CEO of Solidoodle http://www.solidoodle.com/ Carine Carmy, Shapeways http://www.shapeways.com/ Michael Weinberg, Public Knowledge http://www.publicknowledge.org/ Joseph Flaherty, WIRED.com http://www.wired.com/ 3D Printing Footage Sources: 1) Mashable - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTPu3zR9HM 2) Mitchell Leben, BusyBotz 3D Printing http://www.youtube.com/user/BusyBotz http://www.busybotz.com 3) BromptonWorld - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmxjLpu2BvY 4) stratasysfdm - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoZ2BgPVtA0 5) Lisa281977 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kbwezHQtAc 6) CNETTV - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3NGzO_pPQY 7) Glenn Langton - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c84vkL7qbU Melanie Gonick, MITNews - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nFyuxGEhzY 9) Fred Hagemeister - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etw4XUmIn9s 10) SketchySam123 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhULZQaT-Hs 11) ExplainingTheFuture - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-E6vRfnijw AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D749wZSlb0 12) Maureen Kerr - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjEa_4VpB7I 13) 3dprintingsystems - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EWWt93Fxls 14) soscomponents - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCkU3ifAgkA 15) ObjetGeometries - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67cev_zcXJw AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmDz7Q9_h6c 16) John Ecker, GeoDroidJohn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baNM53qLQCk 17) Guus Eldering - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JXWgm7_mI 18) Mishkin Berteig - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c81qKk3S8KA 19) T3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb-4rt_6wDo 20) cacmcrew - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmyBJnzg-ik 21) Vik Olliver - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auKLBw5P9bQ 22) pp3dp - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl0F2BZuuII 23) Amanda Ghassaei - https://vimeo.com/56017345 24) Jon Bondy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXJFibjAkgA 25) Globetechnology (NAPSTER DOCUMENTARY FOOTAGE)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSpzW8bkkPc 26) UnivPennsylvania - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VHFlwJQIkE 27) appworld7 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd2Nq0fDjQ8 28) TEDtalksDirector - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SfRgg9botI 29) Choc Edge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FUq_2IU2Uo AND http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDEdGhE2dUk 30) Diginfonews - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUsCPO7poY8 31) VPROBacklight - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC7vrwbksrw 32) FunTheoryVideos - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aghzpO_UZE 33) onshoulders - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqhq5p6cKpM 34) mrmatz408 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU3KAo3aXWs Music: CMA,"Chasing Dreams" - http://soundcloud.com/ezx-dubstep/cma-chasing-dreams-full Sacred, "Speed of Light" - http://soundcloud.com/sacred989/speed-of-light AudioPad, "Grafit - Be Free", http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxwfeVdgG_Y&list=UUw-i0xtpZQN7Rtx8qcj9rpw&index=11 Dexter Britain, "Beyond The Finish Line", http://soundcloud.com/dexterbritain/beyond-the-finish-line Sacred, "Flying High" - http://soundcloud.com/sacred989/flying-high et_, "3.0" - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/765218/3.0 Binarpilot, "Goof" - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/7586/goof AKAJULES, "Back" - http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/120961/back More Off Book: Our video on The Art of Illustration http://youtu.be/ZPQ-8Kty8X4 Our short documentary on The Rise of Competitive Gaming & E-Sports http://youtu.be/GpO76SkpaWQ We took a look at What's The Deal With Internet Comedy? http://youtu.be/LhmhbjuL2HQ We Celebrated The Art of Creative Coding http://youtu.be/eBV14-3LT-g Follow Off Book: Twitter: @pbsoffbook Tumblr: http://pbsarts.tumblr.com/ Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com
**VIEWER WARNING: A number of Taco Bell Doritos Locos tacos WERE harmed in the making of this video (many eaten, a few "chopped").** The guys at Mad Lab Industries are at it again, now with a Pro Level Hex-copter custom built platform. This time they didn't add legs or anything like that this time... They decided to make Taco-slinging Copter. After a few quick ideas and a Lexan graciously donated by a nearby booth, Mad Lab Industries team quickly modified the Camera system on their Grasshopper Hexacopter with a delivery tray. Then we started dropping tacos on unsuspecting attendees at RoboGames 2013! Luckily, Grant Imahara managed to take a break from judging the event so he could try an airborne taco. He was not disappointed. ---------- http://madlabindustries.com/ https://twitter.com/MLICopters https://www.facebook.com/MadLabIndustries
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The learning tools, made by French company Aldebaran Robotics, are being used to teach children with autism about the subtleties of human communication and emotion and to bring them out of their shells in the classroom. NBC's Michelle Kosinski reports.