Before LEDs and lasers came along, video projectors would shine white light through a rotating color wheel to produce full-color images. But researchers at Dartmouth College and Disney Research Zürich have come up with a more unusual projection approach using prisms and very precise computer-generated black and white…
Not even walls can stop Disney’s and ETH Zurich’s new four-wheeled robot called VertiGo that can quickly transition from rolling on the ground to climbing obstacles like a gecko—and without those sticky feet.
Researchers with Disney Research Zurich have developed a method for turning any three-dimensional object into an optimized (i.e. ideally weighted) object that can spin uniformly about a vertically oriented axis. It's very, very cool to see in action, as the following video clearly shows.
Its inventors say it could be used to create 3D models of urban environments for applications like Google Street View, but take one look at Paraswift — the vertical-wall-climbing, base-jumping robot featured in the video above — and you'll know it to be true: come the robot uprising, we humans are totally humped.