Imagine a world where larger robots are just a network of assembled, smaller robots working as a collective. What an exciting time we live in for robotics.
From the video:
SRI is developing new technology to reliably control thousands of micro-robots for smart manufacturing of macro-scale products in compact, integrated systems.
"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while."
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected."
"You cant connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever."
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you havent found it yet, keep looking. Dont settle. As with all matters of the heart, youll know when you find it."
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesnt matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful thats what matters to me."
"Im as proud of many of the things we havent done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things."
"I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out whats next."
"Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life."
"Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles."
"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?'"
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
"I want to put a ding in the universe."
Elon Musk just posted the video above to twitter. It's the full first stage of the Falcon 9R rocket lifting off, hovering, and landing! It has the actual landing legs that will be flown on this afternoons CRS-3 resupply mission to the international space station and first stage powered ocean landing attempt. Liftoff should be at 11:45 pacific time and you can watch live here: http://www.spacex.com/webcast/
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If you need to really concentrate, you probably want to get rid of your social networks first. The way we block these sites and services is by redirecting the site's hostname to our local machine. That way any requests made to say, facebook or twitter, are redirected back to us instead of being sent out to their servers, effectively eliminating our ability to be distracted. It is reversible, so don't worry.continue to story
Check out the navy's railgun that is entering sea tests. It's build by General Atomics and is pretty impressive. Here is a wired article with more info.
I've never had a mentor, so I don't know if it comes naturally or should I be asking people to mentor me. How do you find people and develop that relationship? Do you just come right out and ask?
Another problem is that all the people I respect seem to not have very much time or are impossible to contact. How do I find a mentor on the level or beyond where I would like to be headed?
Recently, I was chatting with a friend about startups, investing, trends, life, and we came upon the topic of the "Internet of Things" (IoT). He smirked, and I could sense his jaded reaction before he even opened his mouth to respond.continue to story
Come check out the Robot Block Party near Stanford April 9th 1-4pm. Myself and a bunch of other interesting folks and robots will be there hanging out.
More info and free tickets here: http://www.svrobo.org/calendar/robot-block-party
I have been meaning to add this to my collection, I have heard just about every computer scientist talk about it!
This is what I personally cut my teeth on. It taught me some of the basic valuable lessons every introductory programmer should learn. Still applicable today as it was in 1978/1988 -- a true classic that everyone should read through at least once.