Category Archives: #Sci-Fi

Fumes in ABS 3D printing is real

Seriously. I am going to have to set print jobs after hours. This thing is definitely different to PLA.

The project that I am printing for is a dashboard camera called vEye.

Stanford’s random thoughts….

The moment that humans can be recreated by either robots, biological clones and/or combination, entertainment stars will not die. In fact they will have found the “fountain of youth”

Their estates will keep them around and you can invest in them since they will be will be traded on the wall street.

The Blockchain and us (2017)

While I see Bitcoin as a game changer for Fintech, the blockchain is the real revolution.

Still interested in College ? Study either liberal arts, biotech or a robotic engineering.

if you you still interested in college for yourself or advising someone else, then take

  • Liberal arts where you study human nature
  • Biotech as we are still carbon based entities
  • Engineering involving robotics  –  techproresearch.com

General Motors acquires OSVehicle to build EDIT, a new modular self-driving car, in white-label

Not sure how I feel about this.

Today, OSVehicle is announcing its acquisition by General Motors Company. GM already bought another Y Combinator backed company Cruise Automation in March last year to focus on key long-term technologies such as autonomous driving technology and vehicle safety.

GM will now utilize OSVehicle’s open source hardware expertise to develop EDIT, a self-driving car, based on modular version of Chevy Bolt M1 platform. This modular technology was developed jointly with OSVehicle, to enable the easy replacement of key components such as electric motor and battery pack, which will allow vehicles to last 10X longer than traditional cars.

Modularity also allows the hardware upgrade of hardware stacks for self-driving and connected-cars, helping services like ride sharing. This is another strategic move made by GM towards “mobility as-a-service” after investing 500M $ in Lyft and launching Maven, GM’s own car sharing service in January 2016.

 

[via osvehicle]

How to Become Relevant when a Robot Takes Your Job | Pablos Holman | TEDxLA

The Future Doesn’t Need You – How to Become Relevant when a Robot Takes Your Job
In this talk, Pablos dares you to imagine the possibilities in what once seemed impossible: a harmonious co-existence of humans and robots: Robots taking over your jobs and why they should; how this can trigger fear in humans and why it shouldn’t; redefining happiness; solving world problems like eliminating disease; a personal narrative of parenting that will bring you to your knees; and the responsibility of humans in all of this.

Cassie – Next Gen bipedal robotics…

Since then, robots have fascinated the minds of sci-fi writers and engineers alike. Which brings us to Cassie – the next generation of bipedal robots devised by Oregon State University’s Agility Robotics. Cassie originates from its predecessor ATRIAS. The problem that researchers kept stumbling over when developing ATRIAS was that it contained motors which worked against each other. As a result, this left the robot in being completely inefficient. Cassie, on the other hand, contains steering, feet, and a sealed system, allowing it be both agile and robust.

[via serious wonder]

3D-Printed Embedded Electronics Make this Drone Ready to Fly Straight out of the Printer

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have created a 3D-printed drone that is almost completely flight-ready straight out of the 3D printer by using printed embedded electronics.


[via allaboutcircuits ]