Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Brave New World, for real
The other day I saw something amazing. My husband is a fan of the Singularity Blog and he's always saying, come here look at this.
First he showed me this one - a robotic's company called Cyberdyne. Yes, you heard right, someone has a sense of humour. They're making exoskeletons. See here. The lower leg version has been available for a year now.
And this one was elegant and amazing, a robot bird. It is controlled by a computer which communicates with the bird and controls it in real time, responding to air currents.
I like to read New Scientist on the train to work. It gives me ideas for stories and keeps me on my toes.
How do you get mental stimulation to keep your brain ticking over?