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Started by Anita Lenk Nov 3, 2015.
Started by Jerry Isdale. Last reply by Jerry Isdale Jun 21, 2012.
Started by Bryan Berkowitz. Last reply by Brian Thomas Dec 12, 2011.
Hard to have an uprising of pilot-less drones. :-)
I'm afraid the Less Wrong article had too many undefined TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) for my taste. I got tire of trying to figure out what AGI (adjusted gross income?), FAI (flightless albatross index?) and TDT (truly demented tautology?) meant. ;-(
Responding to Reichart's comments and the link:
First, I don't mind the word tech at all, I don't see any negative connotations to the point I was surprised there was a perception of any.
Second, I'm curious about this idea of "Lesswrong" group in his link. I've never made more than a movie night with this group, is it quietly morphing into something like Lesswrong and I'm missing it? If it is I'll have to start getting to events.
But it would take a team of makers concentrating on different parts of the problem. Some to make the movable parts. Some to concentrate on actuators and sensors, and the control of them. Maybe using an ethernet accessible unit based on one of the Microchip boards and controllable from software on the ipad. Some to do the various control parts on the ipad.
Just a dream. But wouldn't that be cool? And it's all doable with available tech. Even if it initially didn't have the kind of mobility shown in the robot mule video.
Check out this video of a solution to the problem of moving around in a post-disaster environment: robot mule. Imagine something like this with an ipad mounted on the top for remote control, cameras, etc.
John - I think of Makers as those who "do sh.." as opposed to those who "sell sh..", or write about it, etc.
I'm a software guy as well, though I do go to low levels, I also like higher levels.
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