Applied Technotopia

We scan the digital environment to examine the leading trends in emerging technology today to know more about future.


We have added a few indices around the site. Though we look to the future, we need to keep an eye on the present as well:

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The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is a building constructed using robotic fabrication. (wonderful!)

fuckyeahfutureshock:cted

Soon to be fully automatic.

ryanpanos:

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall | ICD/ITKE/IIGS University of Stuttgart | Via

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is an architectural prototype building and a showcase for the current developments in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction. Funded by the European Union and the state of Baden‐Württemberg, the building is the first to have its primary structure entirely made of robotically prefabricated beech plywood plates. The newly developed timber construction offers not only innovative architectural possibilities; it is also highly resource efficient, with the load bearing plate structure being just 50mm thin. This is made possible through integrative computational design, simulation, fabrication and surveying methods.

This soft robotic quadruped is innovative, and open source.

futurescope:

Soft Robot Glaucus by Super Releaser

"Glaucus the open source soft robotic quadruped with no hard moving parts available for download" - The Future/Skynet is near.

The Glaucus, named after the Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus Atlanticus), is an open source soft robotic quadruped from Super-Releaser { http://superreleaser.com }. It is a proof of concept for a method developed at Super-Releaser that can reproduce nearly any geometry modeled on the computer as a seamless silicone skin. The company hopes to apply these same techniques to practical problems in medicine and engineering as the technology develops.

The quadruped has hollow interior chambers that interdigitate with one another. When either of these chambers is pressurized it deforms and bends the structure of the robot. This bending produces the walking motion. It is similar to how a salamander walks, by balancing itself on one pair of legs diagonal from one another while moving the opposite pair forward.

Super-Releaser is an open source company. You can find links to all of its research, including downloads for 3d printing your own Glaucus, on { http://superreleaser.com }. You can find supplemental information on how this technology was developed at { http://bit.ly/softrobots }. If you have any questions about the Glaucus, soft robotics, or the tutorials Super-Releaser has authored, please visit the Soft Robotics Forum at { http://forum.superreleaser.com }.

For more details:
* Make your own walking soft robot - http://learn.adafruit.com/soft-quadru…
* Download the source files - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:277171/
* More info on Super-Releaser - http://superreleaser.com/about-us/
* More information about the methods behind these robots - http://har.ms/b/CMA
* Photos of the process - https://flic.kr/s/aHsjVkYNy2

Credits:
* Robot Design/Fabrication - Matthew Borgatti http://har.ms
* CG Animation - Edmund Earle http://www.edgeworxstudios.com/
* Narration - Mark Ryes http://markryes.com
* Music - Noqturne: Bluberryz http://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a44632…

[Super Releaser] [Download the Glaucus] [via motherboard] [picture by superreleaser]

Wearable tech and telekinetics merge in MindRDR in order to take and send photos from Google Glass with only your thoughts.

futurescope:

MindRDR - Brain Machine Interface connected with Google Glass

As exciting as this is:

MindRDR is a new free open source application which bridges the Neurosky EEG biosensor and Google Glass. It allows users to take photos and share them on Twitter and Facebook by simply using brainwaves alone. MindRDR was developed by London-based user experience company This Place.

I can’t fight the thought, that this is the result of an equivalent of the design process of The Homer.

Next step for the uberfuturegizmo: Add a drone with a depth sensor that records a thought controlled 3D image of yourself, which is instantly printed in your own mood-color on a wireless connected 3D-Printer.

[MindRDR] [h/t to Jeroen]

(via fuckyeahfutureshock)

An interesting clip of futurist, Christopher Barnatt, looking at lunar mining.

nosql:

Jason Brownlee put together a list of 7 machine learning books that make use of R:

In this post I want to point out some resources you can use to get started in R for machine learning.

Original title and link: 7 books for Machine Learning with R (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

Simpler code has less bugs.