The folks at CNET spent some time living with the Sony Aibo Robot Dog. How did it all work out? Watch this video to find out. Go here for a lot more information on Aibo. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students can learn how to design robots that can help people feel wanted, loved, and needed. How cool is that?! Geek On! Continue reading STEM: A Short Video Showing How One Family Lived with the Sony Aibo Robot Dog for a Week
STEM student Sofia Mehmood gives a terrific TED Talk on Biomedical Engineering. In this talk Sofia introduces the audience to biology, cell organelles, stem cells, synthetic biology, cancer stem cells, DNA, and more. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students will be looking solving and researching the biomedical engineering questions that Sofia introduces here. Enjoy! 🙂 Geek On! Continue reading STEM: Interested in Biomedical Engineering? Watch this TEDxYouth Talk.
Sometimes in your everyday life you may need to know how to solve, or at least understand, the Fourier Series. WHAT? Well, if you are an engineer or scientist anyway. In FACT, I did my Master’s Thesis on the “Coherent Optical Determination of the Leaf Angle Distribution of Corn” (Google it!) and guess what I had to understand and use……you got it…..Fourier Series. As a … Continue reading STEM: What the heck is a Fourier Series? Watch this video to find out.
U.C. Berkeley’s Hybrid Robotics Lab has outfitted Cassie the Robot with Hovershoes. Cassie can now skate around campus, very cool! 🙂 To learn more, go to this IEEE Spectrum article on this research project. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) rocks! Geek On! Continue reading STEM: Watch Cassie the BiPed Robot Move Around Campus on Hovershoes
Researchers at the University of Washington and Facebook present a way to animate a single photo using artificial intelligence and augmented reality. Find out more about their research here: https://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/wakeup/ VERY cool stuff! Gotta love STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Geek On! Continue reading “Photo Wake-Up A 3D Character Animation from a Single Photo” Research Paper and Video
Fiction: “Subterranean” by James Rollins describes a very scary world of monsters beneath Antarctica. It is definitely a work of fiction. Fact: In the real world, Dr. Priscu and his team of researchers from Montana State University actually DID discover life under the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Here is a news clip: “An expedition led by a Montana State University polar scientist has made international headlines … Continue reading “The Hidden World Beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet” A TED Talk by John Priscu PhD
Digit is an autonomous robot that sits in an autonomous vehicle. Once the destination is reached, your house for example, Digit finishes the delivery by getting out of the car and dropping the package off at your door. Very cool stuff! Go here for more information on Digit. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students can study Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Mechanical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering … Continue reading Ford Teams Autonomous Vehicles and Robots to Aide Home Delivery