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A HUGE FAN OF 4333 East Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470-5001 352.291.4455 www.AppletonMuseum.org Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm Sunday, Noon - 5 pm Reprinted by permission from OnViewMagazine.com Above: Brian Despain, The Escape, despainart.com oil on wood panel, 16 x 20” “I’ve always enjoyed the idea that the robots I paint are all part of a series—a series of robots Star Wars (specifically, the original trilogy), Brian Despain became fascinated not only with the robots themselves, but their whole history— who produced them, the various pros and cons of each model, how much they cost, who owned them, etc. This desire to look a little The Escape, Brian Despain, deeper and to explore panel, 16 x oil on wood a little further20” is what compels him to continually push his despainart.com robot universes a little further and his stories a little deeper. ART Pictured (left and below): ROBOT Amy Flynn, of the Prima: FOBOT, mixed media; and Fernando: FOBOT, mixed media at the APPLETON MUSEUM of ART College of Central Florida, Ocala 06.22.13– 09.22.13 w w w. a p p l e t o n m u s e u m . o r g
Company Backgrounder WowWee, an Optimal Group company (NASDAQ: OPMR), is a leading designer, developer, marketer and distributor of innovative hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products. The WowWee group of companies maintains operations in Hong Kong; La Jolla,Carlsbad, California; Montreal, Quebec; and New York. Evolution The introduction of WowWee’s Robosapien™ robot in 2004 revolutionized the way we interact with entertainment robotic companions. One of the most popular entertainment robots in the world, with global sales of more than 5 million units, the Robosapien robot was the first commercially-available biomorphic robot – a fusion of technology and personality. The Robosapien humanoid product line evolved to include the Robosapien V2 robot, launched in 2005, which added functionality, including speech capability; and the RS Media™ robot, launched in 2006 and featuring a complete multimedia experience, allowing users to create and edit functions. The next generation, the RS Tri-Bot™ robot, a three-wheeled personality-packed companion equipped with different play modes for hours of entertainment, launched in summer 2008. With a focus on the development of breakthrough consumer robotic and electronic products, WowWee...
The crying shame of robot nannies: an ethical appraisal Noel Sharkey and Amanda Sharkey University of Sheffield, UK Childcare robots are being manufactured and developed with the long term aim of creating surrogate carers. While total child-care is not yet being promoted, there are indications that it is „on the cards‟. We examine recent research and developments in childcare robots and speculate on progress over the coming years by extrapolating from other ongoing robotics work. Our main aim is to raise ethical questions about the part or full-time replacement of primary carers. The questions are about human rights, privacy, robot use of restraint, deception of children and accountability. But the most pressing ethical issues throughout the paper concern the consequences for the psychological and emotional wellbeing of children. We set these in the context of the child development literature on the pathology and causes of attachment disorders. We then consider the adequacy of current legislation and international ethical guidelines on the protection of children from the overuse of robot care. Who’s to say that at some distant moment there might be an assembly line producing a gentle product in the form of a grandmother - whose stock in trade is love. From I Sing the Body Electric, Twilight Zone, Series 3, Episode 35, 1960.
VEXplorer Contest Challenges Robot Enthusiasts Mythbuster Grant Imahara and Robot Select Top 25 VEXplorer Robot Ideas Northbrook, IL (April 3, 2007) – Protecting koi fish from a curious crane, launching cigarette butts back at their polluting perpetrators, playing fetch with a pet dog or dealing cards at the next poker night. This is the short list of the many robotics ideas submitted in response to the Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge launched by Revell in March 2008. Revell, marketer of the VEXplorer robotics system, in partnership with Robot magazine, Innovation First and SolidWorks Corporation, is running this first-ever VEXplorer challenge offering contestants the opportunity to demonstrate their robotics creativity as they compete for a $5,000 college scholarship and other prizes. Grant Imahara, Discovery Channel’s Mythbuster known for his robotics skill, and Robot magazine selected 25 robot enthusiasts’ ideas. These contestants, who received free VEXplorer systems, have until June 1st to design, build and videotape their unique VEXplorer robots doing unusual things. Contestants will upload their videos to YouTube for the world to view and for Grant Imahara and Robot magazine to select first, second and third place winners. “I was very impressed with the wide range of ideas and creativity of the submissions,” said Grant Imahara, Discovery Channel’s Mythbuster. “I know selecting the winners is not going to be an easy job.” “Currently, robots are walking into live volcanoes, painting cars at Ford plants, assembling Milano cookies for Pepperidge Farms and driving trains in Paris,” said Mike Brezette, Revell marketing vice president. “Robots are an integral part of our world and we are excited to help today’s enthusiasts turn their robotics ideas into reality.” VEXplorer is available at toy and discount merchandise retailers including Toys “R” Us, and Fred Meyer, as well as at hobby stores across the nation. Online toy, hobby, discount...
Complex systems and complex missions take years of planning and force launches to become incredibly expensive. The longer the planning and the more expensive the mission, the more catastrophic if it fails. The solution has always been to plan better, add redundancy, test thoroughly and use high quality components. Based on our experience in building ground based mobile robots (legged and wheeled) we argue here for cheap, fast missions using large numbers of mass produced simple autonomous robots that are small b y today's standards (1 to 2 Kg). We argue that the time between mission conception and implementation can be radically reduced, that launch mass can be slashed, that totally autonomous robots can be more reliable than ground controlled robots, and that large numbers of robots can change the tradeoff between reliability of individual components and overall mission success. Lastly, we suggest that within a few years it will be possible at modest cost to invade a planet with millions of tiny robots. 1.
They wanted to show me origami robots: electronic creatures built by simply folding paper (in this case laser-cut cardboard) and adding simple electronics and engineering on top. It sounded too cool to be true. Yet, after hearing the pitch from Dash Robotics, I found myself convinced that the technology had the potential to not only perform successfully in the marketplace at a decent price point, but could do so at a commercial scale that “cheap robots” have never before achieved. Dash Robotics was founded at UC Berkeley by four Ph.D. students with a simple mission — to make robots cheap, lightweight, and fun to use. The breakthrough came when one of the founders realized that robot joints could be mechanically engineered and constructed in a completely different way. Traditionally, robots large and small have come with lots of parts. Metal parts, plastic parts, pins and screws and joints that all have to be cast or injection molded, usually one by one. This adds cost and weight and rigidity, and that’s what makes building robots so expensive. The entry price point for even the simplest toy robot starts around $300 to $400. But Dash Robotics turned all that painstaking manufacturing on its head by turning to cheap, strong and flexible cardboard. Using paper rather than plastic or metal parts meant that only glue was needed to hold the structure together. Designing the cutouts into one flat sheet of cardboard meant that the cost of goods were barely a cost at all. And including a cheap, off-the-shelf rechargeable motor that can be wirelessly controlled with a small handheld remote helped keep further engineering costs to a minimum. Voila! cheap robot. One that Dash estimates can sell for between $35 to $50, yet could possibly be manufactured for a fraction of that price. Moreover, these robots (they look and act like insects, legs and all) are highly mobile and lightweight, allowing them to maneuver in all sorts of directions and even fly when fitted with a pair wings. And if they get smashed (toys will be toys), they don’t cost an arm and a leg to replace.
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Structural Detailing Extend Design to Fabrication Better precision and greater productivity for detailing and creation of fabrication shop drawings. We have been using AutoCAD Structural Detailing software and its previous versions for our structural steel drawings since 2003. The bidirectional link with Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional provides a flexible workflow that allows us to create fabrication and erection drawings directly from the analysis model or to analyze a model initially created in AutoCAD Structural Detailing. AutoCAD Structural Detailing software, built on the familiar AutoCAD® platform, helps structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators to create more precise detailing and fabrication shop drawings. AutoCAD Structural Detailing helps improve design accuracy by providing tools that automate the generation of more complete and comprehensive details, drawings, schedules, and material takeoffs. The software provides tools that help automate the creation of concrete reinforcement drawings and enable efficient modeling of steel connections and shop drawings. AutoCAD Structural Detailing supports the BIM process for structural engineering by extending structural design workflows to fabrication, enabling a more efficient and accurate process for creating fabrication details and drawings.
Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional 2012 • Her tür yapı tipinin malzeme ve boyut özelliklerine göre hızlı ve etkili analizini yapar. • Mimari ve yapısal detaylar arasında koordinasyon ve Yapı Bilgi Sistemiyle (BIM) uyumluluk sağlar. • Lineer, nonlineer ve dinamik analiz tipleri vardır. • Ülke kodları,yönetmelikleri ve bölgesel malzeme kütüphanelerini içeren küresel tasarım çözümleri içerir. Önemli Özellikler Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2012 Eşgüdüm Hız Çok yönlülük Autodesk® Revit® Structure Otomatik mesh (Ağ API sayesinde ve AutoCAD® Structural Detailing ile iki yönlü bağlantı Yapı Bilgi Sistemi (BIM) ile uyumluluk Analiz ve dizayn arasında koordinasyon oluşturma) özelliği ile sonlu elemanlarla güçlü analiz Lineer, Nonlineer ve dinamik analiz Yaygın olarak kullanılan dizayn yönetmelikleriyle yapısal tasarım programlanabilirlik Bina,köprü, altyapı ve özel yapılar için geniş kapsamlı esnek modelleme Çeşitli ülke kod ve yönetmeliklerine uyumlu analiz alternatifleri Image Courtesy of RobsonWoese, Inc. İşbirliği
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional provides cutting-edge tools for the dynamic analysis of structures, and high-level fast dynamic solvers help provide dynamic analysis that can be more easily carried out for demanding structures. Analysis Solvers Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional includes state-of-the-art solvers to deliver faster processing of even more complex structural models. These analysis algorithms, based on advanced technology, enable engineers to deliver more accurate results faster, helping them to more easily optimize and reanalyze structures and explore a variety of structural configurations. Wide Range of Analysis Capabilities Advanced Auto-Meshing and Modeling Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional is a robust structural analysis software application with powerful mesh generation techniques that enable structural engineers to more efficiently work with even more complex models. Automatic mesh definition tools allow for manual manipulation of the mesh, refinement, and meshing around openings of any shape and size. The many meshing tools available enable structural engineers to more quickly create a high-quality finite element mesh on virtually any shape of structure. State-of-the-Art Analysis Solvers Advanced Auto-Meshing and Modeling Capabilities Greater Versatility and Global Analysis Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional software is a comprehensive global analysis application with an open API, delivering more flexibility to analyze and design a broad range of structures. Reinforced Concrete and Steel Design Solution Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional contains integrated reinforced..