Just came across this little robot and had to share it!
Cozmo is a new robot creation from Anki, the company that brought you the Overdrive robotic racing system, which used robot cars and your iPhone to race on specially designed track; built-in intelligence gives drivers of all skill levels a big assist.
‘Developed by a multidisciplinary team of PhD roboticists, world-class animators, renowned game developers, and a lead designer of the Batmobile, Cozmo represents a major leap forward in the future of play at the intersection of film, toys, videogames, and robotics.’
You can pre-order the robot today for $159.99, which will retail for $179.99 when it goes on sale in October 2016 – find out more here – https://anki.com/en-us/cozmo (launching in U.S. only)
Shiftwear, a New York based company hope to bring the future to your feet, in the form of these customizable, HD eInk- powered shoes. Their dream is to bring full animations and colour images to the sides of your sneakers, controlled through a mobile or desktop app.
They’ve already raised 128,560 USD, far surpassing their goal of 25,000 USD. Hurdles still remain however, 2 million USD is still required to bring this concept to market, the 25,000 USD is needed to fund the prototype. if successful, Shiftwear hope to have these sneakers hit the market in mid 2016, stayed tuned for more updates!
Who remembers the childrens TV show Dinosaurs? Some genius created a mashup of the great childrens show with Hypnotize by the Notorious B.I.G – Remixed and released by @benjaminrrrrr.
This is not your average time-lapse video, this is flow-motion. Rob Whitworth, the creator of this video uses this technique to transport his audience on a journey from the cockpit of an airplane to skydiving over Dubai, through the city streets and into its desert playground.
The static time-lapse shots zoom into different subjects, giving a very real feeling of hovering and moving around the subjects. Check it out in the video below –