Roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University built his own mechanical twin to see how humans react to extraordinarily lifelike machines.
Nick Mayer, of the LifeNaut project in Vermont, sits down for a chat with the robotic head Bina48. Hanson Robotics created the talkative humanoid in the image of Bina Rothblatt, the co-founder of LifeNaut, which is exploring robot-human fusion as a technological path to immortality.
At Carnegie Mellon University the robot Actroid-DER took a crash course in becoming more human.
Linked through a computer, the humanoid BARTHOC and a pair of robotic hands team up to learn from humans at Germany's Bielefeld University. The hands are being trained how to grasp different fruits, while BARTHOC provides a face for the researcher to address—a key part of human communication.
Some shameless self promotion here, but we have actually maxed out our personal Facebook account and cannot accept any more friendships. Therefore, we have had to create a FB Page to keep up with all the friend requests. If you want to show us some love, then go HERE....
Samuel Price hails from San Francisco and is one the best collage artists on the West Coast. He has a tendency to make portraits of Hip-Hop stars and horses. Who knows why, but who cares?! They are both stunning and would have taken alot of time, effort and skill to put together....
Don't know how long this wall will last (as its painted over regularly) but its nice to see a mixed bunch making some mad mural at the Village Underground. Sabotage Al Montage, Cept, Sweet Toof, Paul Insect & BRK192 all up in the mix. (It must be difficult doing a portrait of someone when they are on their side...)
MC Heartgrey is from Hong Kong and is only one of a handful of beatboxers from my city. Even though he is quite shy in this 5 minute interview, he's definitely got some unique skills and I look forward to hearing him more and more. Represent!!
Highlights of this year's competition, where the winner is chosen by the crowd's decibel level. Please remember to pick your jaw up from the floor once you see Aussie BMXer Vince Byron's insane, mindblowing Triple Table Backflip & Flair which won him the competition!!
This is a mad art/architectural collaboration in Copenhagen by BIG & Topotek1 which is due to be finished this year.
"The project is not a finalized art piece but an open creation that will receive content and shape throught the diologue with the users. The choice of colours and materials begin as neutral to language and culture but acquire a meaning over time as they are used in the cityspace and populated by the inhabitants."
A pic of the area I took on my travels to Denmark earlier this year...
When this photograph was first published in Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife and later in Paris Match and the Daily Mail (London) it resulted in a flurry of e-mails, phone calls and letters from around the world asking if the image was a fake. The image became the most talked about of shark photograph ever.
The photograph is real, no photoshop, no digital manipulation, no nothing, in fact it was shot on slide film Fuji Provia 100 using a Nikon F5 Camera and 17-35 mm lens. by Thomas Peschak...
This video, by Irieman is a mash up of drum & bass and crazy train stunt videos, inspired by a late night 'youtube' session at his place 2 weeks ago. Music taken from Bassnectar's "COLOR STORM REMIXTAPE"....enjoy!
Standing at 16.5 inches tall, these new robots from Ashley Wood and 3A Toys are going to take up alot of space on your shelves and once again, hurt your bank account too ($230 usd)! They are available for pre-order and will ship January 2012...