I’ve moved my blog from Tumblr on to Wordpress (dradenozine.wordpress.com).
So long Tumblr, it’s been great.
That is all.
Egad! Robot jellyfish the size of a grown man.
Virginia Tech: Autonomous Robotic Jellyfish
Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight of a grown man, 5 foot 7 inches in length and weighing 170 pounds, as part of a U.S. Navy-funded project.
The prototype robot, nicknamed Cyro, is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish the same team – headed by Shashank Priya of Blacksburg, Va., and professor of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech – unveiled in 2012. The earlier robot, dubbed RoboJelly, is roughly the size of a man’s hand, and typical of jellyfish found along beaches.
Electronica meets Plato.
As a fan of Plato’s Theory of Forms, and of kickin’ bass, I can’t help loving this. [For the kiddies out there, there is a language warning on this clip].
Check the lyrics, and a decent interpretation, here.
And, who this this guy anyway? I’ll leave that up to Beat Magazine.
“Some wunderkind lovechild of Grimes and Skrillex, defining the next wave in DIY dance/rock fusion, Robert Delong is a Seattle-born man child who makes music using – I shit you not – Wii remotes and Sega Genesis controllers. With these scraps of plastic and metal, plus drum pads, synths and MIDI interfaces, he crafts big, soupy bass beats and warped, spine-scraping accents; hunks of fun time electro to make you stamp your feet, met with epic, heartfelt vocals. His voice – a barely-broken, bright-eyed thing – is almost Ben Gibbard-esque in its self-aware sincerity. Excellent.” BEAT
Hard to see what was happening in the previous post? Here is a close-up.
I made a robot bladder for school to demonstrate control systems and feedback loops. This is a video of an early prototype. It is now up to version 3.0 (sounds included!),and ready to roll for tomorrow’s school open night.