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Photographer reveals what it’s like to photograph a humanoid robot

I believe you’ve heard of Sophia, a humanoid robot built by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Although she’s not a human, she resembles one in more than just facial features. She interacts with people, she can reportedly recognize faces and mimic 62 human facial expressions. So how do you photograph something (or someone) that resembles […] The post Photographer reveals what it’s like to photograph a humanoid robot appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Hong Kong, Portrait, Photography, Inspiration, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Ai, Robot, Canon, Portrait Photographer, Sophia, Hanson Robotics, Giulio di Sturco


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An electric E-Type, budget art investing, early species interbreeding and more in our look around the internet Buy Shares in Masterpieces For $20 For those of us who could never afford a Warhol or Monet for ourselves, there is another option: purchasing a stake in newly acquired, soon-to-be-resold art. On Masterworks, a new platform aimed at opening art up to a broader investing audience, shares …
Tags: Art, Photography, Science, Design, Animals, Planes, Cars, Tech, History, Cameras, Birds, Airplanes, Robots, Jaguar, Nikon, Robotics


DJI is building a new futuristic HQ with a giant sky bridge for testing drones and robot-fighting rings

 If there’s one thing you can say about DJI, it’s that they’re pretty much leading the way in every field they choose to enter. They control 70% of the drone market and their new Ronin-S gimbal has received much praise. Now they’re looking to build a new futuristic headquarters in Shenzhen, China. DJI has […] The post DJI is building a new futuristic HQ with a giant sky bridge for testing drones and robot-fighting rings appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, China, Drones, Dji, Robots, Shenzhen China, Headquarters


Link About It: This Week's Picks: Reimagined classic paintings, a cure for the common cold, portraits of Jamaica's Gully Queens and more

1. Japanese Robots Capable of Building a Moon Colony Japanese start-up ispace has a lunar rover in flight-ready form. It's an 8.3-pound machine composed of a durable carbon-fiber body, dynamic wheels and multiple cameras. The machine has been...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Health, Art, Photography, Space, Science, Design, Medicine, Environment, Charity, Tech, Culture, Robots, Jamaica, Lgbtq, Link-about-it, Socialawareness


Drone Captures Daily Life Of Japanese Schoolgirls

A YouTuber has used a drone to capture what he calls “the vibrant beauty of smiling school girls” by flying it through a Japanese high school (with the appropriate permissions, all must hope). Uploader Katsu FPV has taken advantage of drone technology to fly a camera through a Japanese high school, attempting to capture essence […]
Tags: Photography, Japan, Technology, Youtube, Drones, Robots, Anime, Schoolgirls, Youtuber, Seifuku


Skydiving robot to capture video of skydivers

The Freefall Camera (FFC) is a robot that can be tossed out of a plane to autonomously track and capture video of skydivers doing tricks. At a predetermined altitude, the robot pops its steerable parachute and lands near specified GPS coordinates. The University of Nottingham researchers who developed the Freefall Camera presented their work at last week's International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. From IEEE Spectrum: Building a robot that can successfully control its positi...
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Fcc, Cameras, Robots, University of Nottingham, Skydiving, FFC, Freefall Camera, Freefall Camera FFC


What does a portrait of Erica the android tell us about being human?

As robots grow more lifelike, and religious faith in our uniqueness wanes, it is a challenge to understand what it means to be mortalPerhaps the best way to think of what makes a human being human is to look at something that seems almost human and subtract the difference. Whatever is left over is what is unique to us. That seems to be the thinking behind the Finnish photographer Maija Tammi’s One of Them Is a Human #1, a portrait of Erica, the Japanese android who was declared the most realisti...
Tags: Photography, Technology, Robots, Computing, Consciousness, Philosophy, Giles Fraser, National Portrait Gallery, Erica, Taylor Wessing, Artificial intelligence (AI, Maija Tammi


"Just How Creepy Are Uber’s Driver-Nudges?"

Asks New York Magazine's Jesse Singal, who's reading a NYT article that nudges you to think that Uber's nudges are creepy. The company is trying to solve basic problems baked into its business model: From Uber’s point of view, it’s great to have tons of drivers on the road, because that means customers don’t have to wait as long to get picked up. But from drivers’ points of view, having fewer fellow drivers on the road is best, because it means less time idling and earning no money (since driver...
Tags: Uber, Instagram, Law, Economics, Robots, Evolution, Jesse Singal, Ann Althouse, Singal, Scheiber, Creepiness, Nudging


Do Robot Fireflies Dream of Electric Lights?

https://youtu.be/qDSySu_mT0I What could be more magical than the flickering glow of fireflies on a summer evening? When I began my quest to capture that firefly magic, I wasn’t sure it was possible, and my first attempts to photograph lightning bugs were failed, out of focus blurs. It took several years to make a reasonably good image. https://youtu.be/g6WT812Al8A Not only was I photographing after sunset, with my best light source slowly disappearing, but I also never knew where th...
Tags: Gadgets, Feature, Happy Mutants, Photography, Makers, Robots, Howto


CaptionBot is Microsoft's latest AI experiment - and at least it isn't racist

After the difficulties experienced by Twitter bot Tay, the new service is providing amusement while learning how to automatically caption imagesAfter the somewhat awkward experience last month of having an AI Twitter bot go full-on racist in a few hours once it interacted with humans, Microsoft have released a new AI experiment on to the internet - CaptionBot.The idea is that you upload a photo to the service, and it tries to automatically generate a caption that describes what the algorithm see...
Tags: Photography, Technology, Microsoft, Robots, Computing, Artificial intelligence (AI), Chatbots


Powered picnicking to colour-coding robots

Our favourite tech innovations this week include a refreshing new way to share party snaps, and a carry-on briefcase that carries youThis summer ditch the wicker basket and embrace picnic 2.0. Updating alfresco dining for an urban setting, Atelier Teratoma have created the technopicnic, kitting out this portable case (actually a foldable table) with solar panels, bluetooth-connected screen, speakers, silver pillows, lights and even USB ports so you can plug in your phone for a power boost. Comme...
Tags: Gadgets, Photography, Technology, Robots, Madrid, Sala Amadis Youth Institute


Can Google be taught poetry?

If computers and search engines could understand metaphor and symbolism, would it make them more human? A new project tests the theoryIn 1989, American author Norman Cousins wrote that poetry was the key to preventing computers from dehumanising us: “The company of poets may enable the men who tend the machines to see a larger panorama of possibilities than technology alone may inspire. Poets remind men of their uniqueness.”Twenty-six years later, researchers in the US are testing that idea, sta...
Tags: Google, Technology, Instagram, Internet, US, Search Engines, Robots, Norman Cousins



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