A theme is emerging this week of stories that are, frankly, so incredible that you might think they were made up. For example, the Bolierplate site provides an insight into a mechanical marvel of the nineteenth century. http://www.bigredhair.com/boilerplate/index.html
It’s been a while since there’s been a new palm to get excited about, but the Palm Pre is now out in the States and hopefully on its way here: http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/palm-pre-sprint/4505-6452_7-33490473.html?tag=mncol;txt But if you can’t wait or have slightly different needs our …
We’ve not had a robot for a while and this video shows how far they’re coming with regard to ‘walking’ and handling terrain: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww
So two years on, where are these? http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd99gyE4jCk
Just when you think you’ve seen everything: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7458531.stm and the website: http://www.boredomresearch.net/rsm/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYWQr2LoLKs I trust our robotics department has as much fun! R2D2 at the next Freshers’ Fayre?
This: http://thinklab.typepad.com/think_lab/2008/03/the-100-year-st.html notes a 100 year old article that makes a stab at guessing what we’d be up to now. Some are bizarrely true (e.g. the ability to send a photo by telegraph, so that it can be seen in …