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The Friday Post #5: Fine Robots, Charles Darwin, Prostheses, Fancy Trains and one wonderful Blog

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

2 responses to “The Friday Post #5: Fine Robots, Charles Darwin, Prostheses, Fancy Trains and one wonderful Blog

  1. McDawg April 25, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Liked the most dangerous roads pix.

    My Dad sent me this last night, the most dangerous path – enjoy:- http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1438490562

  2. creaky15 April 25, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    That video surely gets ones’ adrenaline going – even if you don’t have fear of heights! 😯
    Thanks for sending it.

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