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Great read! Although I like walking, in VR I might favor teleportation.
Let's look together at some things we might be able to do in a 15 x 15 foot space using Valve / HTC's Vive solution virtual reality gear.  This is pretty exciting stuff. So here's what we've got to play with: Setup: 1 R...
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Netter Bericht von ARTE zum FPV-Fliegen!

Cu in France +herve pellarin!
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cool! but unfortunately I got sea sick during fpv :-(
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If you want to give your weekend some kind of dramatic touch, I recommend this soundtrack!
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We are doing spring cleaning and can use a dramatic touch :-)
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It is absolutely astounding how far the former MIT robotics team [1] around +Adam Bry and +Abraham Bachrach has advanced towards a practical real world application of their autonomous flying robotic plane. (Without GPS or vicon in their 2012 ICRA paper [2]!)

They only recently founded http://skyd.io as a startup in Menlo Park.

Watch this video to get an idea of what they are doing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYs215TgI7c

Just imagine a system doing #SLAM  plus their 2012 control algorithm at the same time while having the #agility  of a quadcopter like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwtlMjsHNpg !

[1] http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2012/autonomous-robotic-plane-flies-indoors-0810
[2] http://groups.csail.mit.edu/rrg/papers/icra12_aggressive_flight.pdf
New algorithms allow an autonomous robotic plane to dodge obstacles in a subterranean parking garage, without the use of GPS.
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Oh yes - I already love it!
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What a great blog by character designer +Florian Satzinger!
The PAPERWALKER Journal is a nearly daily updated weblog of character designer Florian Satzinger in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects, such as 'Toby Skybuckle©' ...
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Lasergecuttete Dingsis aus dem +FabLab Karlsruhe​
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Ich brauche das Batsymbol, etwa 2x3,5 Meter. SVG kommt :-)
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Halfman Bay.
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Have a look at my latest blog post to see how using native widgets on mobile devices looks like in #javascript . https://tabrisjs.com
 
Here's a post discussing different types of user input widgets in Tabris.js. Each widget has a cross-platform implementation, which means you only code it once in JavaScript for iOS and Android. Check it out!
Welcome to the second episode of the “Tabris.js Examples” blog post series. In each post we provide some background on coding examples shipped with Tabris.js, our new framework for developing native mobile apps in JavaScript. This time we want to take a look at user input – a fundamental ...
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It is always nice to see when something from our team is released into the wild! Check it out if you have three minutes.
 
Do you have three minutes to try mobile app development in JavaScript? #tabrisjs
Mobile App Development in JavaScript — Three Minute Tutorial. If you have three minutes and access to an iOS or Android device, you can develop your first cross platform, native, mobile application with JavaScript, using Tabris.js.
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That is why I love that logbook!

"At some point, once the hatch on our side was open, Terry invited me to smell the “smell of space” in the vestibule. It’s sort of a joke, of course, space itself doesn’t smell. But it’s apparently the typical smell of hardware that has been exposed to vacuum. Not a pleasant odor, I tell you:  I’d say the dominant component is “burned” with a touch of “rotten”."
 
L+50: Logbook

My 50th day in space and certainly a big day here on ISS yesterday – as I’m sure you’ve heard, Dragon has arrived! We now have a new room attached to Node 2 nadir, right next to our crew quarters : all the time I’ve been up here there was a hatch to vacuum there, now I can make the turn and “dive down” into Dragon. Our home in space just got bigger!

Approach and capture happened in the morning and, at least from what we could tell from our perspective, everything went really well. It was quite touching to watch this vehicle approach ISS and to discern more and more details as it came closer, a messenger from Earth bringing supplies to the only six humans currently not on the planet. 

I was impressed at how steady it was as it came up from below us: you could hardly notice it controlling its position and attitude. As it stopped at the last holding point at 30 meters it felt already so close, I couldn’t believe that it would get still 20 meters closer before we could grapple it, but of course out there we don’t have many references to gauge distance. It arrived at the capture point, at 10 meters distance, during orbital night, with the red and green lights on the sides reflecting beautifully on the solar arrays. Just after sunrise we got a “GO for capture” from Houston and Butch smoothly maneuvered the robotic arm onto the grapple pin and pulled the trigger to initiate the capture sequence.  I had all the malfunction cue cards ready, but fortunately there was no need for them. Everything went perfectly!

After that we safed the arm and ground took control to maneuver the Dragon to its berthing position at the Node 2 nadir port. Once the bolts that create a solid mechanical connection were driven, I received a go to leak check the vestibule: if you’re wondering what that is, let’s say that it’s the space between the doors.

We have a hatch on our side, Dragon has a hatch on its side: when the hatches are open, we need a pressure-tight “corridor” in between that allows us to go through; that is called the vestibule. Just after berthing, the vestibule is at vacuum: if you think about it, it’s outside of the hatch on our side and outside of the hatch on the Dragon side. Before we equalize pressure and open the hatch, it’s important to make sure that the vestibule doesn’t leak. For that purpose I opened a patch between the vestibule and the ISS cabin atmosphere and pressurized the vestibule to 260 mmHg, then verified that the pressure remained stable for 20 minutes. At that point, I fully equalized pressure and Terry and Butch took over to open the hatch and work on reconfiguring the vestibule for the time Dragon will stay on ISS.

At some point, once the hatch on our side was open, Terry invited me to smell the “smell of space” in the vestibule. It’s sort of a joke, of course, space itself doesn’t smell. But it’s apparently the typical smell of hardware that has been exposed to vacuum. Not a pleasant odor, I tell you:  I’d say the dominant component is “burned” with a touch of “rotten”. But hey, if that means that a spaceship came to visit, I’ll take it anytime!

Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

#SamLogbook #Futura42  

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiCAST qui:
http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa ici:
 https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES - Currently not updated) Tradducción en español aquí:
http://www.intervidia.com/category/bitacora
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I welcome our robot overlords. The construction of right pick and place arm is basically the same as in a delta 3D printer.
 
I cannot stop watching this...
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I hope that I once will make a documentary film as a crowd project of FPV pilots.
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software developer, outdoor activist, multi-copter pilot, FPV pilot
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build the copter, flew the copter, crashed the copter ...
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