Africa Hitech – Out In The Streets

Ο Ίθορ Μπέντερ παρουσιάζει εξωσκελετούς για ανθρώπους.

Ο Ίθορ Μπέντερ του Berkeley Bionics παρουσιάζει στη σκηνή δύο εντυπωσιακούς εξωσκελετούς, τους HULC και eLEGS, προσθετικά ρομποτικά μέλη που θα μπορέσουν μια μέρα να επιτρέψουν στον άνθρωπο να κουβαλάει 90 κιλά χωρίς κούραση ή να επιτρέψουν σε κάποιον χρήστη αναπηρικού αμαξιδίου να σταθεί και να περπατήσει. Είναι μια δυναμική σκηνική παρουσίαση, με πολλες συνέπειες στη δυναμική του ανθρώπου.

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Geminoid F: Remote controled female androids

Researchers from the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University have teamed up with robot maker Kokoro Co., Ltd. to create a realistic-looking remote-control female android that mimics the facial expressions and speech of a human operator.
Modeled after a woman in her twenties, the android — called Geminoid F (the “F” stands for female) — has long black hair, soft silicone skin, and a set of lifelike teeth that allow her to produce a natural smile. 
The new Geminoid F can produce facial expressions more naturally than its predecessors — and it does so with a much more efficient design. While the previous Geminoid HI-1 model was equipped with 46 pneumatic actuators, the Geminoid F uses only 12.
In addition, the entire air servo control system is housed within the robot’s body and is powered by a small external compressor that runs on standard household electricity.

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Short Film: Ping

Three blue rectangles light up the metallic floor as the moon casts the shadow of the prison bars above on another night inside the prison for Ping. But something is different tonight. A new prisoner arrives in the cell across the row: a cheerful pink robot named Dazee. Her smiling face brightens up the prison in more ways than one. However, Dazee’s joyful and defiant demeanor may make her stay in The Warden’s prison a short-lived one. As Ping and Dazee soon learn, The Warden will not hesitate to dispose of anyone who upsets him. Fearing that Dazee may be the next target of his wrath, they devise a way to escape the bars of The Warden’s prison. But, can they escape his minion?