This insane animation reminiscent of Heavy Metal and Yellow Submarine is called “BIRDY NAM NAM – THE PARACHUTE ENDING”. I don’t know what’s going on, but I do know I like it, and this Steve Scott fellow is insanely talented.
[source: Steve Scott] via [Reddit]
On June 18th 2009, KAIST’s Human-friendly Welfare Robot System Research Center donated Human-friendly Welfare Robots to the National Rehab clinic. These include robotic wheelchairs and beds, as well as other assistive technology for the old and infirm. The very friendly-looking little robot below appears to be a new model of the Steward robot “Joy”, which was developed as part of an automated bedroom that featured voice activated appliances.
The director at National Rehab made a statement in support of robots at the donation ceremony. “The Welfare Robot donation continues our research and development of rehab assistive technology, which will lead to the improvement in the level of the rehabilitation of patients, and is expected to contribute to the rehabilitation industry,” he said.
For me, big cities tend to feel oppressive for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is their environmental toll. Having said that, I am drawn to them for their spectacular scale, which promises hidden oases and secret sanctuaries from the bustle of the giant hive. This video bottles some of the magic and mystery of such a place – enjoy.
[Samuel Cockedey] via [CScout Japan]