Let's Make Robots!

Book Recommendation: "The Peripheral" by William Gibson

I dl'd the eBook version of this to read while recovering from surgery last week and could barely put down the iPad.  It adds makers to the list of hackers that Gibson has been writing his tributes to for the last several years.  I was surprised by how much the idea of 3D printing could become a part of the fabric of a story and have it remain interesting.

Book Recommendation: "The Peripheral" by William Gibson

I dl'd the eBook version of this to read while recovering from surgery last week and could barely put down the iPad.  It adds makers to the list of hackers that Gibson has been writing his tributes to for the last several years.  I was surprised by how much the idea of 3D printing could become a part of the fabric of a story and have it remain interesting.

Of course there are robots as well, but they don't feature as heavily-or, depending on how you look at things (was

I made it

Looks like the procedure was a success. BP has been hovering around 130/70 all day but no cortisol counts are back yet. The Foley is in a really bad place though. My roommate brought someone with smokers cough along so I'm not getting much sleep...

Suggestion for a new "Add Content" tab:Your crappy kickstarter

Since we seem to get one or two of those a week submitted as a forum entry, why don't we just make it official?  "Here's the place where you can come to overinflate the originality of and grovel and beg for money to get your just-like-every-other-project funded."

Help me brainstorm up a new, perfect, Dog-chewing sensor.

This is my giant puppy Galileo (aka Leo):

aka "Vishnu, destroyer of leather furniture."

(These are only the last two examples.  There's one at the leather repair shop too.)

Grownups only

"Gigahoes."  I've only watched the first one.  Not Citizen Kane but there are a few good laughs.  (5yr+ LMRians will know how my tastes run.)

Free PROFESSIONAL Robotics Conference in the midwest, July 2-3

Once again, I want to bring everyone's attention to my "work baby" at my new job (I developed the website for the Conference on Automated and Robotic Construction of Infrastructure.)  This takes place on July 2-3 in Ames, Iowa and is completely 100% free to attend.  We even provide lunch on the first day.

It may sound kind of dry at first, but some of the topics may be interesting even to those of us not interested in using robots to build roads and bridges: