Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pictures: Fun with robots

One of my favorite regular online activities is looking at The Boston Globe's Big Picture, a photographic blog showcasing beautiful high-quality images about a wide-range of topics. The most recently released set is on robots -- I highly recommend both The Big Picture and this series of photographs. My favorite picture:

Description: "Twendy-One demonstrates its ability to hold delicate objects by manipulating a drinking straw between its fingers at the Department of Mechanical Engineering laboratory in Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. The sophisticated robot has been developed by the university's team, led by Dr. Shigeki Sugano, in hope of supporting people in aging societies. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)"

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