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On "tax day" it's good to look back at this reminder of where your ‪#‎NASA‬ doillars go NASA: Increasing the Awesome 
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My son lost his first tooth

Never a complaint. He wiggled it everyday and when it bled at his after school care, he pulled it.
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ASIMO updates

I've never been terribly impressed with ASIMO for some reason. It has always seemed a little two careful to me. I can't say that these videos change that opinion but the running looks pretty good.
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RoboWoW

Vacuums, mows, and cleans pools!
http://www.robomow.com/en-USA/robowow

This caught me off guard when I first saw it a few days ago but I decided I'd post it today.
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Fake Traffic Jams and the future of infrastructure hacking

Infrastructure hacking is a very real concern and will become more so as vehicles begin to communicate with each other and the infrastructure and begin to drive themselves. This particular hack relies on the openness of +Waze and its reporting structure but that doesn't mean future systems that are more critical will be immune.
A couple of Israeli students figured out a way to create fake traffic jams using the popular, Google-owned Waze GPS app. And while it sounds silly at first, these kinds of infrastructure hacks could have serious consequences as we depend more and more on data to help us get around town.
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Peek inside Google X

I'm sure this is dramatized somewhat for the camera but I suspect the mentality is real. Watching this reminds me a little of watching +MythBusters 
 
I wish NASA got back to this type of mentality
instead of long drawn out powerpoint engineering let's get back to embracing the failures. how many rockets did we blow up on the launch pad on our journey to go from the Earth to the Moon. those No's didn't stop us, but kept us moving forward to change the world.
An inside look at the inner-workings of Google's top-secret research lab.
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R2's legs delayed again

I hope +SpaceX is successful with this launch soon. I, also, hope the numerous delays help them and Commercial Crew zealots realize that space is hard and there will be issues.
 
Today’s launch has been scrubbed due to a Helium leak on Falcon 9’s first stage. A fix will be implemented by the next launch opportunity on Friday April 18, though weather on that date isn’t ideal. Check www.spacex.com/webcast for updates.
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Climbing Legs for Robonaut 2 Headed to International Space Station - We've built and are sending a set of high-tech legs up to the space station for Robonaut 2 (R2), the station's robotic crew member. The new legs are scheduled to launch on the SpaceX-3 commercial cargo flight to the ISS, scheduled to launch Monday, April 14 at 4:58 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

These new legs will provide R2 the mobility it needs to help with regular and repetitive tasks inside and outside the space station. The goal is to free up the crew for more critical work, including scientific research. Once the legs are attached to the R2 torso, the robot will have a fully extended leg span of nine feet, giving it great flexibility for movement around the space station. Each leg has seven joints and a device on what would be the foot, called an "end effector," which allows the robot to take advantage of handrails and sockets inside and outside the station. A vision system for the end effectors also will be used to verify and eventually automate each limb's approach and grasp.

Image Credit: NASA

#spacex3 #nasa #iss #robonaut #launch #spacestation #space #science

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Amazing TED talk on the latest in bionics

Hugh Herr presents the amazing state of the art in artificial legs and his incredible story in building them. This talk includes some fantastic technology and fantastic (and emotional) stories. It is truly inspiring and it is exciting to imagine where things are going.

I, also, like how he talks about augmentation beyond restorative. In his case, having had both legs amputated many years ago, he began building artificial legs that actually made him a better rock climber. Why attempt to return to human form when there may be better options for specific tasks?
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*I love April Fools but I don't have Bob's job.
 
It's like I'm Kreskin. We actually got an inquiry on this one. There's another story out there about selecting the first woman to breastfeed in space http://bit.ly/1ol9jco Oh, April 1, how I loathe thee..
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  • Quanergy
    Computer Vision Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Aerodyne Industries
    Robotics Engineer, 2012 - 2014
  • Neptec USA
    R&D Engineer, 2004 - 2012
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Roboticist and Computer Vision Engineer
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I'm a robotics engineer and a computer vision expert, an early adopter, and a technofile. These are the things I will post about most but I'll occasionally throw in some space stuff and other randomness.

I have two mechanical engineering degrees but I spend 95% of my time developing algorithms and software focusing on computer vision and robotics. I am also very interested in artificial intelligence but I'm still waiting for an opportunity to really delve into that field.
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I taught Robonaut how to move and took 3D pictures of the Space Shuttle in orbit.
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  • Louisiana Tech University
    BS Mechanical Engineering, 1997 - 2001
  • University of Texas at Austin
    MS Mechanical Engineering, 2001 - 2004
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