Category: Technology

18
Jul
2016

The Old New World


Moscow, Russia based, 3D artist extraordinaire, Alexey Zakharov, recently made available his latest creation…

The Old New World

It’s a Photo-based animation project, taking us back in time with a little steampunk time machine.

The main part of the video was made with Camera projection based on photos. Source of the photos is www.shorpy.com with music by Al Bowlly, “Guilty”.

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.