Posts Tagged 'robotics'

Robotica

Absolutely astonishing. The truly incredible story of a present day bionic man.

The remarkable and moving story of Les Baugh.  Robotica.

Les Baugh lost his arms as a teenager in an electrical accident and, with help from engineers at Johns Hopkins and their Revolutionizing Prosthetics program, has become the first bilateral shoulder level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two Modular Prosthetic Limbs.

Essentially, it is a robotic prosthetic that Les can control with his mind as if it were a real limb.  Wow!

It’s really amazing to see him, if he had a chance to use these more often he would be unstoppable.

The video is a little longer than I usually post, but it is totally worth watching the whole thing.  Enjoy.

Box

This is incredible.  Really incredible.

Really, really incredible.


(worth watching HD and full screen)

I’ve shown a number of great looking projection mapping projects on here before, even some with an interactive element, but ‘Box’ is quite something else.

The video by  Bot & Dolly “explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces”.  All captured in camera as a single live performance.  Moving surfaces.  Wow.

The “ESCAPE” section (circa 3.53) is particularly amazing to watch and really makes you lose yourself, forgetting that you are actually just looking a single flat surface!

The closing quote really captures my feelings about the video:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic

Seriously amazing potential for theatre, art, robotics and light projections, maybe even inspiration and the basis for other areas too.  Call it what you will (jaw-dropping or modern day magic spring to mind!) but the future of projection mapping is looking very, very good.

Originally sent my way by PeanutButterFingers.


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