MIT’s Cheetah robot runs faster & more efficiently
Robotic Greyhound Races are closer than you think. From Engadget:
At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, the Institute of Technology showed of its newest version, which reached a top speed of 13.7 mph. To accomplish this, the runner still needs parallel support bars to constrain movement in one dimension, reducing any roll, yaw — and the chances of a pretty expensive fall. The team says the new version’s cost of transport (COT is power consumption divided by weight, times velocity) is around 0.52. In comparison, Honda’s Asimo has a hefty COT of 2.
Ghost is a study of model Natasha Poly. An investigation into the obsessive behavior of the public eye and it’s lingering effects on those chased and caught by it. The piece utilizes multiple shots, all presented head-on, giving the audience an opportunity to experience the deconstruction of an icon as it strips the beauty out of fashion.
Design concept for a camera that can print out a series of small prints to create a flipbook - video embedded below:
Via Yanko Design:
This unique camera allows you to print out short flipbook animations, so that you can physically keep the memories of precious moments alive in a fun way. GIF-TY’s Animations can be physically edited, and clipped on a separately designed module. Nametags can be attached to those clips just like old videotapes.
Technologically: GIF-TY is a combination of a burst-shot camera, and a ‘Zero-Ink’ Printer.
I found this nice tutorial/anatomy advice spread created by meghanhetrickof deviant art.
She gave me permission to post it up here to share so go make sure to visit her and look at her other creations of goodness!