Stimulus Response

A couple weeks ago we watched a Ted Talk by V. Kumar about auto-copters. This video explains and shows how these auto-copters work. This is a picture of an example of the robots that were presented in the Ted Talk, although this is a much bigger one.

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There was much more than just one of these in the video, I found it most interesting that multiple groups of these auto-copters were able to work together and sense one another’s presence and work around each other. Each auto-copter has its own sensor and can maneuver in anyway necessary. I would be very interested in making multiple robots, or machines not just one that have the ability to work together.

I also read an article titled “Artificial Leaf” by David Owen. This article explains and innovative way to preserve gas and fossil fuels. Daniel Nocera was the creator of the artificial leaf. Nocera applied past knowledge (16 habits of mind) and thought about how we got out energy before gas and fossil fuels. The artificial leaf is actually a piece of silicon and when place into water and exposed to sunlight, its splits the hydrogen and oxygen allowing gasses to escape. Those gasses can now be used to fuel. Nocera discovered and alternative way to produce energy that is better for the environment and also less expensive.

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  1. sheastes1938

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    June 11, 2016