This picture is of robotic birds that tweet when you, well, tweet. Programmed to correlate with user names or hashtags, they fly up and down when a post by them or referencing them appears. The projected tree branch backdrop also runs a script showing you the tweets as they come in. The ITP program at NYU is so cool… and my friend Josh who helped design the tweeting birds did a fabulous job. It only took me like 9 months to post this.
My mother sent me an article from Discover Magazine online: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Robots. My favorite things I didn’t know about robots turned out to be these:
14 Chris Melhuish of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory created robots that use bacteria-filled fuel cells to produce electricity from rotten apples and dead flies. The goal: robots that forage for their own food.
15 Mini Me: Australian researchers are trying to build a microrobot that would mimic the swim stroke used by E. coli bacteria. It would be injected into a patient so it could take a biopsy from the inside.