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ROBOT CHEETAH!

8 Mar

ROBOT CHEETAH VIDEO!

I came across quite an interesting video this evening. I mean, comon, who wouldn’t click on a link to find out what a Robot Cheetah would look like and what it could do? This video quite possibly will show you a glimpse of the future in robotics technology and related mobility studies. Developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from RPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation program, this creation is leading the way as they have set a new land speed record for legged robots at 18mph. The Robot Cheetah is quite interesting as it runs with a reasonobly organic gallop. The one you see here was specifically designed for running on the treadmill but there is one in the works to be able to run on free land. Imagine one of these things with some kind of skin on it sprinting through a field, it sure would be a crazy sight! One that quite possibly would trick you for a real animal. Should be interesting to see what the future will provide in this line of technology. I would recommend visiting Boston Dynamics website to see more of the cool things they have done:  www.bostondynamics.com. Organizations worldwide, from DARPA, the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps to Sony Corporation turn to Boston Dynamics for advice and for help creating the most advanced robots on Earth. Very Cool!

Where Good Ideas Come From

16 Nov


People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.

http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_johnson_where_good_ideas_come_from.html

Khel Tower | Mumbai Vertical Athletic Sporting Community

10 Nov

Full Project Link: Khel Tower | Mumbai Vertical Athletic Sporting Community
The following project is an Advanced Architecture Studio project by Mark Swingler and Kent Hoffman in coordination with Professor Antony Wood, Executive Director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The project was located in the C-Ward District of Mumbai, India and seeks to make a difference in aspiring athletes lives and communities, ultimately strengthening its legacy for generations to come. Due to the intense population density of Mumbai, it was necessary to move from the horizontal to vertical realm, creating an innovative athletic facility in the sky.