MORE INFORMATION makerbot.com/robohand robohand.blogspot.com MAKE A ROBOHAND thingiverse.com/thing:44150 SUPPORT ROBOHAND Indiegogo.com/projects/robohand When Richard Van As, a woodworker in South Africa, decided to make a set of mechanical fingers, it wasn't just for fun. He'd lost four of the fingers on his right hand in an unfortunate work accident. For a carpenter, a disabled hand is a big professional risk, so Richard decided on the day of the incident that he would use the tools available to him to remedy his situation. Watch the inspiring video above to hear how Richard's project, Robohand, is changing lives with patience, spirit, and a MakerBot Replicator 2. Music by: Dexter Britain"After Christmas" and "Running Through Tunnels" Video by: Annelise Jeske
A dark dance made by Valentin Bertrand. (shot in August 2012) Join the community: http://developer.aldebaran-robotics.com/
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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