This is the first time I have heard of Patek Philippe Watches and I must say I am extremely impressed with the process. The engineering that goes into this beautiful piece and how they display it in the video is simply amazing. Unfortunately this watch is targeted to the super rich and this beautiful video will circulate around the internet for about a week and disappear into existence as modern day watches like the Apple Watch take over the public.
Drees & Sommer 3D Printed Augmented Reality Building. Engineering project build management company Drees & Sommer approached Inition to create an innovative presentation tool to display BIM information for a European showcase event. Source
The Open Hand Project: A Low Cost Robotic Hand (Indiegogo Campaign)
What is it? The Open Hand Project is an open source project with the goal of making robotic prosthetic hands more accessible to amputees. The Dextrus hand is the realization of this goal, it’s a robotic hand that can be put together for well under £650 ($1000) and offers much of the functionality of a human hand.
Who’s it For? The Dextrus hand is for anyone who wants an advanced robotic hand. This could be an amputee who wants a little more than a metal hook, a researcher who’s looking into control systems for telepresence robots or perhaps a hobbyist who is making a humanoid robot.
Boston Dynamics didn’t only introduced the WildCat today. They also shared informations about Atlas and the LS3 aka Big Dog. Atlas - our beloved anthropomorphic robot - is now able to operate on rough terrain:
The video shows Atlas balancing as it walks on rocky terrain and when pushed from the side. The balance and control system places the feet and swings the arms and upper body to stay upright. The controller uses inertial, kinematic and load data from Atlas’s sensors. Atlas is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA’s M3 program. For more information visit www.BostonDynamics.com
Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines — some fully autonomous, some requiring human input — extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to places too dangerous or difficult for us to go. Gathered here are recent images of robotic technology at the beginning of the 21st century, including robotic insurgents, NASA’s Juno spacecraft on its way to Jupiter, and a machine inside an archaeological dig in Mexico. [32 photos]