Four short links: 15 June 2016

Combat Robots, Bricklaying Robots, Automation with Application, and American iPhone

By Nat Torkington
June 15, 2016
Four short links
  1. Unmanned Combat Robots Beginning to Appear — UGV = Unmanned Ground Vehicle. Several countries – Russia, China, the U.S., U.K., Taiwan, Estonia, and Iran, to name a few – are developing teleoperated UGVs equipped with remote weapon stations. One company displayed a family of UGVs at the Singapore Air Show in February 2016 that included a stabilized 7.62mm machine gun. The same vendor is planning a non-line-of-sight missile-launching UGV (according to IHS Jane’s).
  2. Bricklaying Robots — collaborative robot for masons to build walls. The meat kicks in around 7m.
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  4. Habitat — open source. Everything the application needs, from build dependencies, run-time dependencies, configuration, dynamic topologies, deployment strategies, secrets management, security auditing, and so on belongs with the application, because we’re doing it for the application. Runtime and infrastructure layers exist to support the application, but the efficient building, deployment, and management of the application are decoupled from those layers.
  5. GPU Programming — CS179 from Caltech. PDFs of lectures.
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