Posts Tagged ‘ Control ’

The New Drone Not Run By The Government.


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DJI, a company specializing in the development of flight control technology, has introduced their latest photography drone, the ‘Spreading Wings S900′.  Like most of their remote-controlled helicopters, the automated device features advanced autopilot technology coupled with a unique gimbal stabilization system, delivering video footage and images of comparable quality to those shot on manned helicopters.  The device has a lightweight, highly portable frame; the arms and landing gear are made of carbon fiber, which increases stability and strength without sacrificing performance.  The portable drone is designed with arms that fold in order to save space, a redesigned and rebuilt power distribution system with gold-plated metal bearings that secure the power cords during flight, and a removable upper center board, meaning set-up time just takes a few minutes.  Combined with 4114 pro motors and 1552 folding propellers, the S900 has a maximum thrust of 2.5 kilograms.

 

 

Retractable landing gear and a special low gimbal mounting bracket give users a wide range of possible shooting angles and camera motions.  The latest motor adopts a single wire stator design, offering improved heat dissipation and better performance.  Each arm is designed with an 8° inversion and a 3° inclination, making the aircraft more stable when rolling and pitching, yet more flexible when rotating.  As the gimbal bracket is separated from the main frame by specially designed dampers, it significantly reduces high-frequency vibrations, resulting in a clearer and sharper shot.  The specs are readily available online for anyone looking to purchase.

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Dual View System (DVS)


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Emulator Dual View System (DVS) is the most revolutionary experience for on-stage performers in the last 30 years. Emulator DVS is the first REAL and USABLE Multi-Touch MIDI Control System that allows the crowd to see exactly what the artist is doing on a huge transparent touch screen. Whether you are a VJ, Lighting Programmer, Controlling Lasers or the DJ, you can use the Emulator DVS to control your software all while the audience watches in awe.

Soloshot Robotic Cameraman For Adventure Sports


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SoloShot is an automatic cameraman tripod to record adventure sports. Equally use for athletes, parents and videographers to record favorite footages without hiring someone to control camera. It uses a special sensors attached both with camera and subject to follow the activity. It is equally useful for surfers, skateboarders and other sports.

Hal 9000 Life-Size Replica


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A very famous character from Space Odyssey series, Hal 9000 was a state of the art artificial intelligent system that was designed to control the Discovery One spacecraft. Since, Life-Size Replica of Hal 9000 has been re-created in a wall mounted remote controlled machine based on actual studio blueprints, it’s now inevitable for guys who loved Hal to revitalize their memories they had with it. It triggers Hal’s famous speeches upon pressing a button on IR remote or by talking to him.

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The Superyacht You Can Control With An iPad?


The iPad can control all kinds of devices, from your Apple TV or remote desktop or AR.Drone, to slightly more bizarre things like a robotic prison guard. Given that, it was only a matter of time before someone used it as part of an overall badass project, like the Adastra Superyacht.

The $15 million Adastra Superyacht is a 139-foot-long yacht built by Hong Kong billionaire Anto Marden and yacht designer John Shuttleworth. The boat itself looks futuristic, but the coolest part is that you (or somebody) can control it using an iPad. With the iPad control system, someone can guide the yacht from up to 164 feet away.

I imagine it’s a bit like controlling a toy boat, only it’s friggin’ huge. The chassis of the 47-ton superyacht is made out of carbon fiber, with a glass and Kevlar foam sandwich hull. Adastra can travel at its optimum speed of 17 knots–which is around 20mph–for up to 4,000 miles.

While I don’t know much about what’s onboard yet, it would be interesting to see what other tech the boat uses. A fully automated wet bar, perhaps?

BeoSound 5.


The luxury entertainment brand, Bang & Olufsen has unveiled the latest tech in its BeoSound range, the Beosound 5 Encore Music Interface.  Designed by Anders Hermansen, The BeoSound 5 Encore is a plug and play digital music system, that lets you instantly index and access your digital music collection from any USB, wireless handheld device, hard disc or computer.  It also connects you to over 13,000 internet radio stations from all over the world, constantly updated automatically by Bang & Olufsen.  Taking intuitive music experience to another level, the BeoSound 5 Encore is ideal for those that struggle to navigate a vast digital music library or simply lack the inspiration to generate the perfect playlist.  Using Bang & Olufsen’s patented MOTs algorithm, the BeoSound 5 Encore can automatically generate playlists based on the selection of a single track.  Based on your track selection, the BeoSound 5 Encore analyses every track on your device to automatically select music with a similar musical signature. The Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 Encore costs $3,725. It can be wall-mounted as is, or used with the table stand or floor stand, both available as optional extras.

The iPhone Is Prude.


Now, its pretty well known fact that I’m not as wildly promiscuous as I have been in past years, but I’d still like the ability to send a good drunk text.  Apple is now trying to make that impossible. Today the US Patent and Trademark Office approved a patent Apple filed in 2008, which, get this, prevents users from sending or receiving “objectionable” text messages.  The patent’s official title? “Text-based communication control for personal communication device” which actually doesn’t use the pretty ridiculous noun/verb “Sexting,” but come on, we all know what they mean.

The “Sexting” patent background info states that the problem it solves is that there is currently “No way to monitor and control text communications to make them user appropriate. For example, users such as children may send or receive messages (intentionally or not) with parentally objectionable language.”

And the patent itself:

In one embodiment, the control application includes a parental control application. The parental control application evaluates whether or not the communication contains approved text based on, for example, objective ratings criteria or a user’s age or grade level, and, if unauthorized, prevents such text from being included in the text-based communication. Good thing I use BlackBerry.