Author Archive | Anthony Chen


This Japanese Robot Can Run — Fast

2.6 miles per hour. That’s how fast the latest humanoid robot of Japan can run. With its legs measuring at just over 5.5 inches, this new prototype robot is fresh out of the oven at University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory. While fast, ACHIRES, short for “Actively Coordinated High-speed Image-processing Running Experiment System,” is not […]

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The White House Will Host a Maker Faire

Not that I frequent government websites, but if you were to happen upon the official website of the White House yesterday, you would have been in for a surprise: yesterday, President Obama hosted the first-ever Maker Faire in the White House. If you missed it, here was the home page: Obama hosted the first-ever White House […]

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Google Unveils Powerful 3D-Mapping Tablet

In the latest Project Tango news, Google’s experimental Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) group unveiled a prototype tablet on Thursday with depth-sensing capabilities. The tablet will allow users to generate 3D representations of their surrounding space in real time. The development kit, available in limited supply, will cost $1,024 for developers that meet the requirements. […]

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