The #CAHNRS SPARK program tour wrapped up at the #WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center (IAREC). The students got to talk with professors and do some hands-on experiments. They got to dig through soils to find different components (represented by gummy worms & other candy), test plants for viruses, and learn about drones and robotics. Such a cool, fun program. .
Have you spotted DAX cruising around campus?🤖
Share your DAX selfies using hashtag #AiPortland for a chance to have your picture posted on The Art Institute of Portland’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages.📱📸 #AiProud#DAX#robot
On This Day In Gaming History! (02/21/18)
MS Saga: A New Dawn was a role-playing game for the PlayStation 2 based on the Gundam franchise, and was released in the US on February 21st, 2006. The game was designed to be accessible to a general audience unfamiliar with Gundam. The "MS" in the title refers to the iconic Mobile Suit that features in the series. For the American release of the game certain changes were made. These include name changes, the replacement of the theme song with an instrumental version, and the addition of a full voice cast (the Japanese release used only on-screen text dialogue for the characters). The game received mixed reviews, with Japanese sales figures listing it as the poorest-selling PlayStation 2 Gundam game. Existing Gundam fans have generally been responsive to the game.
Handle is a research robot that stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4 feet vertically. It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge. Handle uses many of the same dynamics, balance and mobile manipulation principles found in the quadruped and biped robots we build, but with only about 10 actuated joints, it is significantly less complex. ⠀
Wheels are efficient on flat surfaces while legs can go almost anywhere: by combining wheels and legs Handle can have the best of both worlds.