25 Apr '14, 7am

saved a ton of money (in units of time) buying the latest @gilesgoatboy joint:

saved a ton of money (in units of time) buying the latest @gilesgoatboy joint:

are robotic spider tanks (which can also double as vehicles) from the anime TV series Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex . Despite some fairly relentless fan service , it's a great show . It features terrific cyberpunk, where the Tachikomas are not just props or weapons, but also characters. I built a pair of Tachikomas in the commercial 3D graphics software Cinema 4D: This software is awesome, but it costs around $3,600. (Fortunately, I'm taking a class on it, and my school set up a free student license for everybody in the class.) After I built the Tachikomas above in Cinema 4D, I then made a simplified Tachikoma using Three.js, the popular and excellent JavaScript library for WebGL: While I was building the robot, I used a wireframe view to make it easier to see what I was doing: Obviously, this is less fully-developed than the version I did in Cinema 4D. And bette...

Full article: http://gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2014/04/build-anime-robo...

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Embrace the future, go Robot Chic:

Embrace the future, go Robot Chic:

michellephan.com 27 Apr '14, 9pm

Every day brings something new and we rarely know what comes next. That’s why being a little adventurous and living to the...

Gecko Adhesives Moving from Robot Feet to Your Walls

Gecko Adhesives Moving from Robot Feet to Your ...

spectrum.ieee.org 25 Apr '14, 12am

Few robots are as elegantly designed as Stickybot, Stanford's original robotic gecko . The bio-inspiration extends all the...