Recommended by elsterama on June 24, 2011 via Adland.tv
In six short years since founding their Santa Monica-based studio Eight VFX, Baptiste Andrieux and Jean-Marc Demmer have built an industry-wide reputation for inspired work across the commercials, film and TV space.Continue
It's one thing to understand the coming robot apocalypse. It's one thing, that is, to acknowledge and accept the fact that robot overlords (or "roboverlords") will calculate the location of, and then crush out of existence, our fragile human souls with their gigantic titanium pincers. That we expect. That is inevitable. But this? This is too, too much. Continue
Recommended by elsterama on February 10, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
Have you ever felt like your household appliances are watching your every move and conspiring amongst each other? No? Oh well, I guess that's just me. It's exactly what European researchers are hoping to enable though, by building a data sharing service called RoboEarth that automated devices can use to share information between themselves.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on January 24, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
Video artist Ze Frank used to say that it would take him all day long to produce each of his five to ten minute long pieces. That's not unusual: creation of multi-media content is incredibly time and resource expensive, especially compared to the creation of text content. That's why I have a lot of interest in today's public launch of Qwiki - a service that combines speech-to-text and assembled multi-media to create little slideshows based on Wikipedia entries.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on November 12, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
As if the journalism field weren't crowded enough, robot reporters have hit the market with sports statistics company StatSheet's automated sports reporting effort.
Beginning today, nearly 350 Division 1 college basketball teams will receive constant, in-depth coverage of their season in what the company is calling "the world's first network of websites driven entirely by high-quality, automated content".
Recommended by elsterama on November 8, 2010 via ReadWriteWeb
To the litany of reasons why you should support open source, make sure you add this: robots.
Today marks the third anniversary of ROS, Robotics Open Source. The robotics software project initially began as a collaboration between the STAIR project at Stanford and the Personal Robots Program at Willow Garage, and there are now over 50 public repositories and at least 50 robots using ROS in mobile manipulators, quadrotors, cars, boats, space rovers and more.Continue