Boston Dynamics have been working on incredible robotics technology. This one runs through the forest. To be fair, it runs like a toddler needing to use the restroom...for now. But as the technology progresses, it will lose the tether & will run around like a teenager. Yikes!
"...presentation featured some video that we’d never seen before as well as tantalizing hints of what Boston Dynamics has been working on.
Here’s the clip that’s been going around, with Raibert showing some footage of Spot (an agile autonomous quadruped) opening a door with a manipulator mounted on it’s um, face (not nearly as scary as this), followed by ATLAS doing some dynamic walking outside, which is definitely new..."
Read more @ IEEE Spectrum
"Not long ago, the John J. Harvey, a red steel fireboat built in 1931, left the southern tip of Manhattan. It was headed north for a five day trip up the Hudson River, as far as the Erie Canal and then back. On board were about fifty maritime-history buffs and a bright green piece of hardware mounted on a backpack. This was 6138580E, one of a handful of Trekkers built by Google in the past couple of years. A Trekker is a portable photographic rig that looks like a long-necked robot with a dissected disco ball for a head. It contains two batteries, two hard drives, and fifteen cameras that point in..."
Read more @ The New Yorker
Be the next Trekker
The mixtape concept can be used for classroom applications to "flip" learning as well as be used in student projects.
The art of mixtape making has sadly been lost in our transition to a digital era of on-demand music, but there are still places where you can practice this lost skill, and one of them is YouTube. Here are the steps to assemble your group of songs and share them with a special someone or the world at large.
From the YouTube menu (accessible via the menu button near the logo) you can choosePlaylists then New playlist to get started. Give the playlist a name and set its visibility toPublic or Unlisted. You’re now ready to start adding your tracks—on any YouTube video page, choose Add to and then...
Although Google is awesome to provide unlimited Google Drive space for all students & staff, for those with regular Google Drive, these tips will be helpful.
Need more space in your Gmail inbox? Time to clear out Google Drive.
Glen Murphy, Design Director, Google Chrome
We had a 'pick a codename' vote early in the development cycle - the names that came out of that competition were so terrible that we were all pretty happy when one of the leads overrode it and declared that the codename would be 'Chrome', presumably because he likes fast cars. When it came time to pick a real name for the product before shipping, we ended up sticking with 'Chrome' because:
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Together, as learners in the education space, we would like to share a selection of what we read and reflect on internally.