Robot apocalypse continues apace. While 3d printing houses looked inefficient as long as we imagined it to be a cartesian frame 3d printer needed to be erected over the volume of the house to be, Australians have done away with that need by using a gigantic robot arm – in the form of a crane with laser-guided position feedback control, allowing precise placement of bricks.
Robots have evolved to twice the size of a man, sporting human-like upper arms. Thankfully, the legs are still missing so maybe there is time to run away.
Robot conquest of world continues. They have learned to work in teams and are making their own wooden pallets now.
I frequently look for free and preferrably Open Source software to amp up my tools collection. So, let’s say I have a need of creating human actors for a 3D simulation, let’s find solutions that facilitate the generation of human faces.
During these searches I frequently came across alternativeto.net, a list of tools and possible alternatives. Useful site.
As to the face generator, why would I want one?
I’ve read about the concept a number of years ago, later heard that the company building it went bankrupt, but I hadn’t noticed they actually finished their first realization of the concept: The Mountaincoaster.
In Switzerland, Churwalden. 5 minutes to get down from a Hotel on the mountain to the village in the valley.
Woman advances state of the art of getting guys wasted by inventing robotic cocktail mixer. From Shenzhen, China.
Drone capable of lifting 200 kg, intended to lift firefighter hoses up high buildings, or rescue people from highrises, abused for BASE Jumping. Video.
Now we’re close to using these for SpecOps airlifts – and for commuter traffic.