Robotics

Hackers are coming for your jewels with this safe-cracking robot

http://mashable.com/2017/07/28/safe-cracking-robot-defcon/#4DUijhH.lgqL If hackers want what’s on your computer, chances are they can find a way to get it. But what about your non-digital goods you keep in a safe at home? Turns out those aren’t that secure, either.  At the 25th annual DEF CON in Las Vegas professional tinkerer and founder of SparkFun Electronics Nathan

Helping students transition from the laboratory to robotics startup | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/22/helping-students-transition-from-the-laboratory-to-robotics-startup/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook “How do I launch a successful startup?” Simple advice: “find a problem that needs solving, address a need that already exists, and don’t go offering up solutions in search of problems” Oh, and get a day job. Learn the industry and the ins and outs of running a business from someone who’s already in

Voice Controlled Bluetooth Car: 5 Steps

http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Controlled-Bluetooth-Car/ This looks really interesting! Everyone has used the remote controlled car…. but what about a voice controlled car??? Ever used it?If not then you will build it now. Just you need an arduino as the brains and a smartphone.  Arduino nano is the brains of the project. Now the voice feature actually works with

Nvidia is powering the world’s first Level 3 self-driving production car | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/12/nvidia-is-powering-the-worlds-first-level-3-self-driving-production-car/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook Audi announced Tuesday that its forthcoming A8 (ships in 2018) would be the first production vehicle to ship with a Level 3 self-driving feature onboard. Level 3 autonomy on the A8 will mean that drivers don’t have to pay attention to the road in certain conditions. Current highway driving assistance features like Tesla’s Autopilot, are classified

AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces

http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/hands-on/how-i-built-an-ai-to-sort-2-tons-of-lego-pieces This is an interesting story that combines AI and LEGO. Even second-hand Lego isn’t cheap. Bulk unsorted Lego sells for roughly €10 per kilogram (about US $11/kg), boxed sets go for €40/kg, and collections of rare parts and Lego Technic pieces much more. Consequently, there exists a cottage industry of people who buy new sets and

Researchers train drones to use Wi-Fi to look through walls | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/19/researchers-train-drones-to-use-wi-fi-to-look-through-walls/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook This is quite interesting -or frightening – WiFi radar application. A new system by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers Yasamin Mostofi and Chitra R. Karanam uses two drones, a massive Wi-Fi antenna, and a little interpolation to literally see through solid walls. One drone blasts Wi-Fi through the structure and another picks up the signal.

Friday Fun: The Choitek Megamark Robot Does it All!

https://blog.hackster.io/the-choitek-megamark-robot-does-it-all-33b3a8bb6cfe Many robots are tasked to do one, or several related operations, and do them well. The Choitex Megamark, however, from Carnegie Mellon computer science student John Choi, can perform a variety of actions, though currently it doesn’t appear to do them very well at all.

Getting started with open source robotics | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/life/16/4/open-source-robotics-projects?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY Robots are playing an increasing role in our world, and while we perhaps haven’t reached the utopian future with robotic housekeepers imagined for us in the Jetsons, robotics are making advances in many fields. Now, with the advances of self driving cars, drones, and other transport technologies, the line between what is a robot