Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

Edison2 – X Prize Green Car

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Boasting a the lowest drag coefficient of any car tested in the GM wind tunnel or at the Chrysler Proving Grounds, this innovative Very Light Car demonstrated over 100 MPGe on the test track under stringent testing conditions. Found at YouTube from xprize.

Homemade 300 MPG Electric Car

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

A class of kids test their 300 mpg electric car at the Bridgestone Proving Grounds. Found at YouTube from drivingsports.

Robot Learns To Flip Pancakes

Monday, July 26th, 2010

The video shows a Barrett WAM 7 DOFs manipulator learning to flip pancakes by reinforcement learning. After 50 trials, the robot learns that the first part of the task requires a stiff behavior to throw the pancake in the air, while the second part requires the hand to be compliant in order to catch the pancake without having it bounced off the pan. Found at Vimeo from Sylvain Calinon.

Spilt Art

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Demonstration of a tablecloth that, if spilled on, absorbs the liquid and transforms it into art. Found at YouTube from TsunamiskoX via Holy Kaw!