Funny talk about Lego for grown ups. They can buy tons of lego to lego robotics and lego programming.
Lego blocks: playtime mainstay for industrious kids, obsession for many (ahem!) mature adults. Hillel Cooperman takes us on a trip through the beloved bricks’ colorful, sometimes oddball grownup subculture, featuring CAD, open-source robotics and a little adult behavior.
In a recent post on Singularity Hub they have collected the most recent and their favorite robots and robot videos of the last year or so. Above is a very realistic one. They have collected 16 videos on robots, amazing. Many from Japan, I wonder?
Here a slick one
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Scientists have created the first ‘humanoid’ robot that can mimic the facial expressions and lip movements of a human being.
‘Jules’ – a disembodied androgynous robotic head – can automatically copy the movements, which are picked up by a video camera and mapped on to the tiny electronic motors in his skin.
It can grin and grimace, furrow its brow and ‘speak’ as his software translates real expressions observed through video camera ‘eyes’.
The project, called ‘Human-Robot Interaction’, was devised at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), run by the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol. Want to know more about the technique and developments read The robot that can pull faces on Mailonline