Project Tango Prepping for Launch Into Space Summer 2014!
Since the summer of 2013, the Project Tango team has been working closely with a team at the NASA Ames Research Center. The goal: to integrate a Project Tango prototype onto a robotic platform, called SPHERES, that flies inside the International Space Station. The SPHERES program aims to develop zero-gravity autonomous platforms that could act as robotic assistants for astronauts or perform maintenance activities independently on station.
The 3D-tracking and mapping capabilities of Project Tango would allow SPHERES to reconstruct a 3D-map of the space station and, for the first time in history, enable autonomous navigation of a floating robotic platform 230 miles above the surface of the earth.
Project Tango and SPHERES are scheduled to be launched into orbit this summer. The future is awesome.
Credit: Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP)
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I apologize for my crappy audioI had no idea it was that bad. I'll have to pick up a stand alone mic.
I have tried to grow a beard but at some point it just doesn't feel comfortable.
Every photograph is rectangular, photographers rarely if ever going away, from that shape. Society also seems to be trapped in a boxy world rarely going away from those right angles. Nature how ever is all about the circle or sphere. We see through circular eyes, we live on a spherical planet. Flowers, and fruit are circular or spherical. So why is it that humanity must make every thing into a single box. The lens on the camera is circular producing a circular image. The camera industry how ever crops that off and makes a box. No matter what form the composition takes in a photographers' photograph it will always be confined to that one rectangle. Humanity always seems to be trying to bend nature to their own will. But Nature at times, will come back at humanity and break up these boxes. Photography that shows nature absorbing humanity and their boxes will begin to fix this trend. While not initially breaking the rectangular photograph or the composition to fit in that square. Photographs of man kinds legacy slowly decaying and being absorbed by the natural world starts to bring balance to the one box ways of humanity. The rest must come from the photographer breaking off from the norm, perhaps building his or her own camera. Or creating new compositions from many different shapes or combinations there of.
Fair warning, any one sharing cat photos/memes will be immediately removed from my circles.
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