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Jasiek 2008-04-23 19:13

IRB 340 FlexPicker
The fastest assembly tape robot in the world, sorting buns and sausages....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHuDvVa7mkw

This Robo-Tortoise thing is cool too :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOhNdiATIg

I hate the fact that they don't make full size stuff like this... only keep it "toy size"
DAMN IT WE NEED MORE GIANT ROBOTS! :mad:

Darkflame 2008-04-23 19:59

wow...that thing is insanely good at packing sausages.

(and thats a sentence I never thought Id say).

Jasiek 2008-04-29 23:36

The crusher.

A tank-size autonomous army robot.

Darkflame 2008-05-01 14:52

Funniest Example of AR I have ever seen;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd0rCu3teb8
(must see! Its brillent)

ChaosFish 2008-05-01 15:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 349294)
Funniest Example of AR I have ever seen;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd0rCu3teb8
(must see! Its brillent)

Wow so awesome! :D

Jasiek 2008-05-02 01:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChaosFish (Post 349299)
Wow so awesome! :D

No! Tank robot acting like humans is awesome! :mad:

ChaosFish 2008-05-02 01:13

Yep, would be cool to have robots walking around in your personalized AR world. But till that happens this portal thing is cool enough! Now if only there was a way to make this playable...

Jasiek 2008-05-02 01:32

Oh I don't care for AR robots, that's not really something impressive to create a CGI robot. REAL and working robots with advanced AI crashing REAL stuff are awesome.

Darkflame 2008-05-02 02:04

AR can make robots look nicer though.

Jasiek 2008-05-05 03:53

If someone remembers the festo Air-Manta Ray

Here's something even more mesmorising, the Festo Air-Jelly fish!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_citFkSNtk

The era of lighter then air vehicles is just beginning :D!

http://airshipworld.blogspot.com/200...rough-air.html

Darkflame 2008-05-06 15:50

Pretty darn cool stuff.

Jasiek 2008-05-14 21:58

http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/

hmmmmmmm

Kobold 2008-05-14 22:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jasiek (Post 350499)

I'm sceptical about that, not only because it's by Microsoft.

ChaosFish 2008-05-14 22:26

I just installed it.
I know everything that has "Microsoft" on it is meant to be hated, but this one is actually pretty awesome. It's not only for astronomy fans, that actually also operate as a Google Earth clone.

Looks better than Google Earth (smoother, nicer interface), cooler effects (if you zoom out enough, you see the Earth cloud layer)...

Microsoft sucks, but some of their products are good.

Edit: Wow! Mars, Moon, Jupiter, more... all look so real and awesome.

Lupin 2008-05-14 22:52

Interesting, especially as I'm currently working in a company that makes a similar software. I wonder if my boss knows about this.
I don't see why this is in the Hi-tech thread though, this is not revolutionary... Especially when you know the means and money microsoft has, they could have used better images and made a better engine.

Jasiek 2008-05-14 23:00

Well, there isn't really a thread for "current tech", and frankly this one is enough I guess.

Homeless 2008-05-15 13:32

Hi-tech does not necessarily have to be something revolutionary in the sense that the technology is new and ground-breaking. :> Hi-tech and revolutionary can mean quite a lot of things, I'd say.

Darkflame 2008-05-15 15:14

Hi-tech is just a relative term based on are current average technology.
Id say "Hi-tech" does have to only be possible thanks to lots of other technologys however.

In many ways a new, successfull "Low-tech" invention can be just as clever precisely because it could have been done ages ago, yet its only now someone thought of it.

For instance;
I recently come accross a genius way to carry Pizzas from a take-away shop.
Instead of a back, it was a strip of plastic with holes cut so the pizza stayed upright and it was comfortable to hold.
Technology was no more advanced then a plastic bag...exact same material.
But by cutting it differently a smart "low tech" solution was formed.


So Id say the term high-tech does restrict things to be "advanced" in the sense of technological complexcity.
But we shouldnt let that restrict the content of this thread.
Cool stuff with existing tech applys just as much.


As for that microsoft thing, its neat, but I still prefer my trusty Celestia ;)

Darkflame 2008-05-26 01:49

MARS PHOENIX LANDING SOON! (20 minutes)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

Darkflame 2008-05-26 12:07

4 Attachment(s)
Landing was completely successfull.

First images of the icy ground nearby;

ChaosFish 2008-05-26 12:33

They really think they can find biological life there?

Darkflame 2008-05-26 15:43

Best place to look, as its near confirmed water.

To be more precise, they are looking for signs of biological activity at some point, not nesscerly present day.
The probe is designed to very slowly dig down, analysing each layer as it goes.

On earth, ice near the polar regions is very good at containing a historical record of the planets atmosphere.(and thus the degree of biological activity over the biosphere)
I'm guessing they are betting on mars being the same.

Zerath^ 2008-05-26 16:01

What if they would bring some rocks home that contained a extremely dangerous virus that would kill mankind :)

Echomote 2008-05-26 16:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zerath^ (Post 351669)
What if they would bring some rocks home that contained a extremely dangerous virus that would kill mankind :)

Then they'd have found a lifeform!

Bot13 2008-05-26 16:33

You sir, are an optimist.


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