Once you step into the world of controls, you quickly realize that controlling even simple systems isn’t as easy as applying voltage to a servo. Before you start working on your own bipedal robot or scratch-built drone, though, you might want to get some practice with this intricate field of engineering. A classic problem in this area is the inverted pendulum, and [Philip] has created a great model of this which helps illustrate the basics of controls, with some AI mixed in.
Called the ZIPY, the project is a “Cart Pole” design that uses a movable cart on a trolley to balance a pendulum above. The pendulum is attached at one point to the cart

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The stunningly beautiful video was captured in all its 12K glory by cinematographer Phil Holland using three RED Monstro 8K VistaVision cameras mounted on a drone. The results are nothing short of spellbinding (hat tip to Engadget).
The stunningly beautiful video was captured in all its 12K glory by cinematographer Phil Holland using three RED Monstro 8K VistaVision cameras mounted on a drone. The results are nothing short of spellbinding (hat tip to Engadget).Read Full Story

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Russia’s Poseidon torpedo sub is designed to destroy ‘enemy navy bases’ and will be able to travel at up to 70 knots.

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How do you like your drones: Thin-crust or Chicago-style? That’s the question you’ll be asking yourself after watching this video of a functioning drone that’s built out of pizza. Seriously.
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Today’s Terraform explores that question, and more—considering a tomorrow where social media and virtual reality collide to further blur our dedication to reality, and massage our already swelling egos. Enjoy. -the edThere was a time, before the Harvest, when all my followers were real. I could scan their profiles, see their faces. Little biographical nuggets I never thought to doubt

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