Creepy Crawly Bot Bugs

by Douglas Black  October 24, 2016 In what is yet another way to creep us into a future of submission to mechanical overlords, Researchers from MIT and Stanford University introduced these crawly-bots at the User Interface Software and Technology Symposium.  These centimeter sized Rovables roam all over their human vehicles, dare I say it, like bugs, by…

More Scary Stuff About Robots

June 15, 2016  by Douglas Black One step closer to a very dangerous Rise of the Machines, researchers have created a robot that crawls right out of its mothership-slash-3D-Printer.  Humans at the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have created a process that in a single run can create a solid and liquid robot, including…

Avoid Tummy Troubles During Climate Devastation,

Spicy Mango Soup  by Douglas Black 11/11/13 This is one of those happy mistakes one sometimes makes.  Having very little to work with, or at least some refrigerator orphans, I put a dish together on this cold and rainy Veterans Day while listening to reports from the devastation caused by the First Great Typhoon. I…

Many More Secrets

by Douglas Black,  July 6, 2013 Great new advancements happen when pushed by circumstance.  This was true when the masses wanted to read – we got the printing press.  It happened when delivering goods by horse and wagon was considered slow and cumbersome – REO Speedwagon.  And now the use of high tech listening devices,…

Want Simple? We Got Your Simple.

by Douglas Black, April 29, 2013 Some of us want things less complicated, not more.  There are so many options on SmartGadgets and SmartGizmos that simply baffle me. If you also fall into that same category, (on/off is good) then here is a high tech solar charger for both of us. Two clever inventors have…

The Day of the Robot Is Here – Winging Wheeling and Walking

Part 4  – Evolution of the non-organic being.  Wheeled and winged robot technology has made great tremendous improvement over the past 25 years, becoming more efficient, more agile, and smarter.  The weaker of the “species” lost funding and died off.  Those programs that proved to be fittest, i.e. most useful to humans, have been given continued…