The Friday Post #5: Fine Robots, Charles Darwin, Prostheses, Fancy Trains and one wonderful Blog
April 18, 2008
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Beautiful commuter trains, robotics, creating a prosthetic ear by hand, the lifework of Charles Darwin, light sculptors Pika Pika, and one all-purpose blog are what make up this Friday Post.
- A very impressive Robot. The appealing scripted talents of a next generation Mobile Dexterous Social Robot, described as “approximately the size of a 3-year old child” is shown in the video below. The MDS Robot was designed and built by scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab – Personal Robots Group, University of Massachusetts-Amherst Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, Xitome Design and Meka Robotics.
Video: Courtesy of YouTube / MIT – copyright 2008 – all rights reserved
Also see MIT’s Personal Robots Group page for more about this project.
- On the WordPress blog Revealed, the blogger (Janet Chao) illustrates the multi-step process involved in the creation of a durable human Ear Prosthesis which is very much a work of art. She is working towards a Masters degree in Biomedical Visualization at University of Illinois.
- Don’t you love to watch PikaPika Videos?!
Video: Courtesy of YouTube / pikapika – copyright 2007 – all rights reserved