OBC#2 ~ Open Bidouille Camp / Fac Lab ~

Samedi 16 février, au FacLab de Gennevilliers ( Université de Cergy-Pontoise ) pour le premier anniversaire de ce repère de makers, avait lieu la deuxième édition de l'Open Bidouille Camp, grande fête de la débrouille inspirée des Maker Faire états-uniens. Au menu de la formule, des ateliers gratuits en veux-tu en voilà consacrés au DIY (Do It Yourself), recettes incluses.

MIT Media Lab

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology officially opened the doors to its MIT Media Lab Complex, the school's most famous interdisciplinary program. The new building, designed by architect Fumihiko Maki and his "Maki and Associates" firm, broke ground in 2007. Influences on the building's design included the artists Piet Mondrian and George Seurat, as… Continue reading MIT Media Lab

HULC™_Exoskeleton

The HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) is the third generation exoskeleton system from Berkeley Bionics, a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton that provides users with the ability to carry loads of up to 200 lbs for extended periods of time and over all terrains. Its flexible design allows for deep squats, crawls and upper-body lifting.… Continue reading HULC™_Exoskeleton

David Liittschwager_marine microfauna

The photo's displayed here are from a World Press Photo award winning series by David Liittschwager. Former assistant of Richard Avedon, he's now a freelance photographer who has done amazing work for National Geographic. For a few decades now he primarily focuses on portraiture of natural history objects. These are all marine microfauna. Most of these… Continue reading David Liittschwager_marine microfauna

MQ-8B_Hunts drug smugglers

The Fire Scout unmanned helicopter got its first job—hunting drug smugglers. MQ-8B became the first unmanned helo to conduct actual operations on a navy ship. The UAV left on an anti-narcotics mission when from a port in Florida on Monday. The USS McInerney (FFG-8) is no stranger to the unmanned aerial vehicle because it hosted… Continue reading MQ-8B_Hunts drug smugglers

Peace Robot

The United Nations have enlisted Peace Robots to serve as an ad-hoc intervention squad on their behalf. They are subject to the UN-Principles «neutrality » and « non-partisanship » in crisis areas. Non-lethal system & self-governed, this «cute» machines will be deployed in swarms...  Designers : Jupin Ghanbari, Benjamin Cselley, Jelena Stoikovic & Dominik Premauer

MQ-8B_The Navy’s Smartest UAV

The Fire Scout is arguably the smartest unmanned aerial vehicle ever built. Unlike remote-operated drones such as the Predator, this helicopter is a true robot, with enough computing power to take off, fly and land on its own. Last year a pair of test Scouts made history, landing on the deck of a moving ship… Continue reading MQ-8B_The Navy’s Smartest UAV