Tag: Manufactured Animals

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Manufactured Animals

Drone Diver’s License? Get it Online!

Operators of military drones are trained before they can use them, why not to train domestic pilots too? Small drones can be bought online by anybody and a way to assure a minimum level of competence in operating them seems like a good idea.

There are already schools and universities with degrees in drone flying, but the news is an online course to get the drone driver’s license for civil use.
An Italian company launched the first virtual classroom for drone operators, and upon its completion it will be possible to obtain a certificate of competence and capacity. Maybe it will help to avoid accidents, such as this photographer drone crush.

While waiting for more courses, if you are flying a drone you should check out the Drone Survival Guide.

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Biomimicmarketing

Corporate Logos Zoology

Inspired by the fact that nowadays people know more brands and logos than names of animals, Dutch artist Gurt Swanenberg created a series of paintings, called Cryptozoology.

These corporate “species” refer to the influence of global branding, highlighting the loss of biodiversity across the planet.

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Biomimicmarketing

The Bionic Kangaroo

Zoomorphic designers at Festo, whom you might know for the robot penguins, have technologically reproduced the unique way a kangaroo moves.

The fully automated robotic kangaroo, has the ability to efficiently recover the energy when jumping, store it and use it for the next jump, just like the real animal. In fact, its energy-efficient jump kinematics is based on the natural model.

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Manufactured Animals

Drones Could Be the Next Dog Sitters

Drones seem to have many different applications: taking care of the Biosphere, delivering orders, attacking people, protecting rhinos, recording videos and now they could even become your dog’s best friends.

Jeff Myers, new yorker and owner of a dog and a drone, decided to use its AR drone to walk his pet. Attached to the end of the dog’s leash, the aerial vehicle flies guiding and monitoring the animal.
This video shows the possibility of creating an automated interaction between people and pets with the help of unmanned robotic systems.
There are still few things to consider about using drones to take dogs out for a walk: for instance, who clean up after the pet?

Source: Huffpost Tech

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Manufactured Animals

Virtual Reality Headset for Chickens

Expanding the Society of Simulations to the animal kingdom. A virtual reality headset could give chickens the freedom to roam without the roaming, making them believe they are free-range, even if they are not.

Austin Stewart, assistant professor in design at Iowa State University, has released ideas for a project named Second Livestock. It is a social experiment aimed to push us into discussing about animal welfare, and to see how many people would actually believe this could be a feasible solution.

Virtual reality displays have a lot of potential for changing human interaction, but what about animals? Can we use this technology to improve the life of chickens?

Source: FastCo Exist

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Digital-Presence

OpenWorm: The First Digital Organism

OpenWorm is an open science project aimed at building the first digital organism, a microscopic worm called C. elegans.

The idea is to create an interactive worm based on its real biology. Living in a browser, the virtual simulated model will be accessible to anyone with a computer.

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Humane-Technology

BAT Flies High in the Sky to Make Energy

BAT floats high in the sky to generate power from the wind and bring energy to the ground. Buoyant Airborne Turbine is an enormous, inflatable circular balloon, filled with helium and able to float up to 600 meters.

“In high altitude winds there is enough energy to power civilization 100 times over.” That’s why the American company Altaeros Energies thought to put a turbine in the sky, where winds are strong and constant, so that it could produce twice the energy of similarly ground wind turbines.

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