Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rescue Robots.

Just found out a cool video by MIT MediaLab, Robot Team. They did a short movie to demonstrate how the robot can be used in real world scenario. Let's check it out:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Auto Smiley Typer.

This is a very neat project, basic idea is using the camera in your notebook and keep detecting your smile. If a smiley face is detected, it will insert a smile to wherever you are typing.

Auto Smiley - Computer vision smiley generator from Theo Watson on Vimeo.

The MPT engine used in this project seems can be used to detect different expressions other than smile. Cool.

Check out the detail Info here:

Cute robot powered by iPod Touch.

Many people got an iPhone or iPod touch, there are many products built around them, like fancy speaker and HiFi. But this cute robot is absolutely awesome, simply put your ipod touch to the dock inside him and It would turn your ipod touch to a robot. It can talk to you, look at you and tell you about the information around the world. It is a very clever design, with the CPU power, OS and connectivity provided by the iPod touch, it can open unlimited possiblities of this robot:) May be third party application developer can develop applications for this robot too!

Communication Robot "robovie-mR2" by ATR. (JAPAN)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Honda: Bodyweight support assist device.

The honda new bodyweight support assist device helps not only elderly people, also helps people need to walk and stand for a long time during work. Imagine in the near future, you will see all people getting a walking device like that:)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Building R2-D2 from scratch.

R2-D2 is one of the famous robot in human history. Victor Franco, who is making remote controlled R2-D2 from scratch at home, which is very impressive!

Please check out the cool *making of* video:

and also check out his R2-D2 blog:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Waterpebble reminds you to save Water!

We enjoy a hot shower, and sometimes even forget how much time we spent on bathing:)
It is bad, as we are wasting more water.

A cool product introduced by DryPlanet called Waterpebble. It is a small waterproof device to monitor your showering time. But how it works?

First, it will record the time spend of your first shower with waterpebble. Next time, when you shower with waterpebble, it will measure the water flows and will give you a RED signal if you are overrun!

You can find details here: