Sunday, December 15, 2013

China @ Moon

BBC News - China's Jade Rabbit rover rolls onto Moon:
"China's robotic Jade Rabbit lunar rover has driven off its landing module and on to the Moon's surface."

looking for materials...

Moon rabbit
Rabbit in the moon standing by pot.png

Yellowstone supervolcano

BBC News - Yellowstone supervolcano eruption 'would affect the world':
"Scientists are reporting that the supervolcano lying beneath Yellowstone National Park in the US is far bigger than was previously thought"

Google Robots

Google expands its robot army with acquisition of 'Bigdog' maker Boston Dynamics | VentureBeat | Deals | by Dylan Tweney:

This time they are not software "bots" that scrape web pages for search,
but real mechanical walking military "things"...
Why does Google needs them? Scary?

All hail the GoogleBots: Here's a look at the 7 robot companies Google just acquired | VentureBeat | Business | by Ricardo Bilton
The companies, all of which have been scooped up in the last year or so, are all a part of former Android boss Andy Rubins’s new Google robotics venture

Android creator Andy Rubin's secret Google project revealed: Robots! | VentureBeat | Gadgets | by Devindra Hardawar

So "Android" name was not random, it may be a real "terminator-like"...

Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots -
...clearest indication yet that Google is intent on building a new class of autonomous systems that might do anything from warehouse work to package delivery and even elder care.