MQ-9 Reaper delivery and assembly to the RAF in Afghanistan. [toocats]

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Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé Kinetic Lights via eightyfiver:sid766

Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé Kinetic Lights via eightyfiver:sid766

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Prediction Markets + Cryptocurrencies + Insurance Policies

+ Concierge Services + Capital Assets Owned by Labor (e.g. ride-share)

Thinking Thinking Thinking…

CGP Grey: Humans need not apply. Great video essay about automation and the pro/cons of robotic labor.  Highly recommended viewing.

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The human use of human beings (1954 ed., cover design by george giusti)
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The human use of human beings (1954 ed., cover design by george giusti)

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Squishy Robots

"A new phase-changing material built from wax and foam developed by researchers at MIT is capable of switching between hard and soft states."

MIT researchers are trying to change the paradigm of your typical robot by mimicking organic substances. The idea is that the robot should be soft to conform to a particular environment, and interact with humans, though rigid enough to actually do a procedure. They can achieve this by applying heat at particular points to deform the object, then applying coolness to make the object rigid again. 

"Robots built from this material would be able to operate more like biological systems with applications ranging from difficult search and rescue operations, squeezing through rubble looking for survivors, to deformable surgical robots that could move through the body to reach a particular point without damaging any of the organs or vessels along the way."

via zerostatereflex

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7 Finger Robot ”The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb. The robot, which the researchers have dubbed “supernumerary robotic fingers,” or “SR fingers,” consists of actuators linked together to exert forces as strong as those of human fingers during a grasping motion.” via zerostatereflex

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Machines making machines meets networked intelligence.

A tumblr dedicated to the technique, products, and goals of modern making/hacking/engineering.

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