Rik's Ramblings

Sunday, February 28, 2016

If I saw this coming down the street I'd certainly run the opposite direction.

A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5' 9" tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.
Via Boston Dynamics' YouTube channel

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

OK guys, it's not funny any more ...

Donald Trump has won the Nevada Republican caucuses, giving the billionaire his third victory in two weeks and a huge surge of momentum heading into Super Tuesday.

And here's another reason why officials don't like an educated populous:
  • The biggest gap was between voters whose education did not go beyond high school — Trump won those voters by a 37-point margin over Cruz.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

I made a green screen ... now what do I do with it!?

Falcon at Mos Eisley