“The way to make God laugh is to tell him your plans.” That thought crosses my mind often.
My background is Jewish East Central European. If I was going to visit any continent first, then, you’d think it would be the lands of my ancestors. So if 10 years ago, someone had told me that during my life, I’d visit China before I traveled to Europe, I’d have thought they were nuts.
I met my wife on Valentine’s Day 2002, and we married on December 28, 2003. My wife is a Canadian citizen, but she was actually born in Fu Jing City, in Hei Long Jiang Province in the northeastern part of the Peoples Republic of China.
Beware of Skynet. It starts with a clothing tester, then a treadmill runner. Next thing you know, we have terminators. Make sure you stay near a building with a big hydraulic press and a white-hot vat of molten metal.
Posted on Wed, 10/28/2009 – 06:24 by Emma Woollacott
The US Army is ordering bipedal robots that can walk and crawl like a human, in order to test chemical protection clothing.
The Petman robot, under development by Boston Dynamics, is roughly the size and shape of a real human. It can balance itself and walk freely – albeit with a motion reminiscent of someone on the way to the bathroom and not sure if they’ll make it in time. It can also simulate human body temperature and sweating. Continue reading →