vrijdag 2 november 2012

Boston Dynamics Big Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

BigDog is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the hopes that it will be able to serve as a robotic pack mule to accompany soldiers in terrain too rough for conventional vehicles. Instead of wheels or treads, BigDog uses four legs for movement, allowing it to move across surfaces that would defeat wheels. The legs contain a variety of sensors, including joint position and ground contact.

donderdag 18 oktober 2012

Pixar's Brad Bird's Mind

Brad Bird - Pixar
Brad Bird on fostering innovation:
http://gigaom.com/2008/04/17/pixars-brad-bird-on-fostering-innovation/

Brad Bird; keys to success
http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/brad-bird-says-passion-and-taking-risks-are-keys-to-pixars-success/

Phillip Bradley Bird (born September 24, 1957), best known as Brad Bird, is an Academy Award-winning American director, screenwriter, animator, producer and occasional voice actor. He is best known for having written and directed Warner Bros.' The Iron Giant (1999), and Pixar's The Incredibles (2004) and Ratatouille (2007). He made his live-action film directing debut with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011).