#futurism: Flying cars concept

Audi flying cars concept designed by Italdesign presented @Gitex 2018

Pop.Up Next, is the evolution of the first fully electric and zero-emission modular system, designed to help resolve traffic congestions.

Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2

HHKB is a mechanical keyboard for minimalists – it contains only a small set of 60 keys or so.

HHKB PRO 2 KEY COMBINATIONS

The Ctr (Control) Key is above Shift Key.

  • F1 to F10 are mapped via Fn (Function Key) with 1 to 9, and 0.
  • F11 and F12 are pressed via Fn + (-) and (+) respectively.
  • Insert = Fn + |
  • Delete can also be pressed via Fn + ~
  • Backspace = Fn + Delete
  • Arrow keys: Fn + { (UP), Fn + ? (DOWN), Fn + ; (LEFT) and Fn + ” (RIGHT)
  • Home: Fn + K
  • End: Fn + <
  • Page Up: Fn + L
  • Page Down: Fn + >

And, you would need to set your keyboard to region USA otherwise, some keys are not possible e.g. \ key will be # instead in UK. As you probably can figure out, the keyboard is for heavy Linux/Unix users with the love for Vi/Vim.

Airobotics automated drone applications for industrial purposes

Airobotics, the developer of automated drones that can fly without a pilot, has raised $30 million in a new round of financing to address the unique needs of the world’s most complex industrial environments.

Airobotics has developed a platform that is fully automated, industrial grade, on-demand and multi-purpose. 

Airobotics is also making money from contracts doing security and facilities management for many companies around the world.

Safety & inspection bot: Gecko Robotics

GeckoRobotics

Gecko Robotics aims to save human lives at our nation’s power plants with its wall-climbing robots that are ensuring safety in industrial and power plant facilities as they are able to go ahead of humans to check for potential hazards.

The robots can climb tanks, boilers, pipelines and other industrial equipment using proprietary magnetic adhesion, ultra-sonics, lasers and a variety of sensors to inspect structural integrity, according to a company release.

While not cheap — the robots run anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 — they are also obviously a minuscule cost compared to human life.

Retail Robots Are Disrupting the Industry

Most people are aware of the robots that are involved with assembling, packing, or handling items before they reach retail stores. Now, some retail robots are starting to change how human employees work and shoppers purchase goods in stores. Here are some tasks that retail robots are conducting and where consumers can see them in daily life.

Read more on: https://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com/retail-hospitality/retail-robots-disrupt-industry/

The WIRED guide to robots – the complete history and future of robots

Here’s the WIRED guide to robots to catch you up on everything you should know about robotics.

Aquatic drones are coming…

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Aquabotix the aquatic drone company has been working on SwarmDivers that is a cluster of drones that can “function simultaneously as a single coordinated entity, be easily controlled via one operator on the surface, and perform dives on command”.

The main focus is military/defense applications for now. The press release only mentions other applications briefly, and right at the end, saying that the drones are capable of research, harbor management and oceanography too.

Wanna see them in action?

Faster and more securely Cloudflare’s new DNS (1.1.1.1)

Cloudflare announced a brand-new DNS service (please goto https://1.1.1.1 for additional information) during April Fool’s Day weekend, of course — because its launch date ties into the IP address you use to access it: 1.1.1.1. Four ones. Get it? 4/1?

Cloudflare’s DNS will offer support for both DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS, and the company is hoping that its HTTPS support will see more browsers and operating systems support the protocol. Cloudflare’s DNS is currently sitting at a global response time of 14ms, compared to 20ms for OpenDNS and 34ms for Google’s DNS, so it’s the fastest DNS resolver for consumers.

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Exoskeleton for skiers: robotic boost for yor knees

Roam Robotics has unveiled an exoskeleton built expressly to reduce the burden on your knees. Sensors in the exoskeleton gauge your intent and use a mix of air bladders and fabric actuators to automatically tweak the torque in your knees. There’s a manual option, too, if you know what motion to expect.

Roam primarily pitches the exoskeleton as an assist for older skiiers, particularly those who might have muscle fatigue or knee problems. However, it also sees this as a bionic helper for downhill enthusiasts in their prime. It could help you carve turns that would normally be difficult, let you stay on the slopes for longer, or just reduce the soreness when you’re done.

Ski Device with Labels

 

 

ROAM DEVICE OUTPUT SKI

 

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Boston Dynamics SpotMinis

Boston Dynamics SpotMinis future documentary show a fictional future.