The breathless predictions about 3-D printers — they’ll revolutionize X, Y, and Z industries, they’ll even mop your floors! — can steal the spotlight from the everyday applications already in use. Analysts predict 3-D printing will become a $3.1 billion industry by 2016, driven by manufacturers of everything from shoes to sedans. Here are 10 ways 3-D printing is reshaping industrial design now.
“American researchers have created a robotic jellyfish, named Robojelly, which not only exhibits characteristics ideal to use in underwater search and rescue operations, but could, theoretically at least, never run out of energy thanks to it being fuelled by hydrogen.”
Autonomous Robots + James Bond = Music Video Heaven
I’m thrilled to be experiencing TED 2012 this week at a TEDx event. In addition to us local speakers (I’m talking about the philosophy behind this blog tomorrow), we are treated to the live simulcast of TED 2012 from Long Beach.
It’s been a true treat for the mind, and there will be much to come from the inspiring minds I’ve heard from this week (even though half of them have already graced these pages).
This post is one of those treats. Today, we heard from the team behind this viral video of autonomous flying robots. And we were left with what you are about to watch, this stunning example of creativity combining with technology: A music video performed solely by autonomous flying quadrotors.
*I put this up late because I couldn’t wait. Share, and share away. I’m amazed by the marvel and brainpower of this project. Seeing this is easily one of my top 5 internet moments of the past year.
This is the best