Went to Disneyland the other day. Luckily, the Frankenweenie display was still up. Too cool!
NO WAY! -Waveybrain
Extreme downhill trail Descenso del Condor in La Paz Bolivia - by Filip Polc
“File Sharing Pirate #1” Here’s an interesting interview with Kim Schmitz, founder of the MegaUpload website. I just heard about him today on the radio because he’s been targeted for his supposed role in internet piracy. I’ve never seen or used the website, but I think he makes a very valid and compelling argument protecting himself. It sounds very unjust to me. -Waveybrain
Really cool! -Waveybrain
Andrew Chase’s incredible steampunk animal sculptures mimic the range of motion of the real thing astonishingly well.
Calligraphy robot uses a Motion Copy System to reproduce detailed brushwork
A week ago I posted the news of a robotic system that can record the brushwork input of calligraphy and technically reproduce it as well as the human artist. Now, DigInfo have a video demonstration of the technology in action:
A research group at Keio University, led by Seiichiro Katsura, has developed the Motion Copy System. This system can identify and store detailed brush strokes, based on information about movement in calligraphy. This enables a robot to faithfully reproduce the detailed brush strokes.
This system stores calligraphy movements by using a brush where the handle and tip are separate. The two parts are connected, with the head as the master system and the tip as the slave system. Characters can be written by handling the device in the same way as an ordinary brush.
Unlike conventional motion capture systems, a feature of this one is, it can record and reproduce the force applied to the brush as well as the sensation when you touch something. Until now, passing on traditional skills has depended on intuition and experience. It’s hoped that this new system will enable skills to be learned more efficiently.
More at DigInfo here