Occulus Concepts – 1939 and 2014

Here’s a current image of the virtual reality system by Occulus     Here’s a concept model for a similar system from 1939.   https://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/4265173624/in/set-72157622025425232/ Probably, there are no cathode ray tubes small enough in 1939 to create a mini-3d TV system…but we can dream of someday….tech changes, but ideas (like personal “full vision” mediaContinue reading “Occulus Concepts – 1939 and 2014”

Atlas Shows Greater Agility

The move to more agile robots continues, and more importantly, the belief that a useful and/or “intelligent” robot must be agile. Somewhat crazed reporting by the normally sober Daily Mail (UK) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2829213/The-robo-karate-kid-Terrifying-two-legged-giant-robot-developed-Google-learns-stand-one-leg-recreates-scene-cult-film.html The numbers begin to look right for Atlas (DARPA/Boston Dynamics) – 28 joint, hydraulics instead of electric motors (hopeless for natural joint movement).Continue reading “Atlas Shows Greater Agility”