Wednesday, September 30, 2009
It's probably no surprise that I'm a Sci-Fi fan. I always wonder how many of the technical marvels that appear in Sci-Fi books and movies are actually going to happen in real live. I particular enjoy reading old Sci-Fi books because it is easier to check those futuristic predictions with our current lives. Some are way off, like Isaac Asimov mentioning the "universal sliding rule", and some are right on the spot, like with William Gibson's Neuromancer.
I recently went to see "Surrogates" and, altought I will keep to myself what I think about the movie but it bring the point of human-machine interactions, where the limits are going to be and so on. Although we are way off of creating such complex machines (like the ones we found in I Robot") we are taking steps to be there.
I it great to work in a company like National Instrument whose software and hardware are involved in creating and prototyping robot. Here are a few examples
Flying Quadcopter(becacuse Helicopter are for sissies)
But I recently came across this one. I couldn't help but to think in the movie "Transformers" :D