Tag: Google

20
Mar
2017

Inside A Google Data Center

An interesting tour to see how Google works to secure and protect the data that is stored in their data centers.

Their suite of applications within Google Apps; a service providing independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name, are just some of what data is protected within each of their data centers.

Google Apps feature Web applications with similar functionality to traditional office suites, including: Gmail, Google Groups, Google Calendar, Talk, Docs and Sites.

18
Apr
2016

SpotMini Robot

Introducing SpotMini

Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet – have introduced the latest smaller version of the Spot robot, SpotMini, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.)

SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. It has a variety of sensors, including depth cameras, a solid state gyro (IMU) and proprioception sensors in the limbs. These sensors help with navigation and mobile manipulation. SpotMini performs some tasks autonomously, but often uses a human for high-level guidance.