PicoLED

PicoLED

Feb 13, 2007

Kyoto-based electronic component creator, Rohm, announced today that the world’s smallest LED, the PicoLED will go into mass production in April. [Via FujiSankei Business if you can read Japanese] I am now rather keen on the word “pico” meaning 1. one trillionth, part of 2. very small.  I wonder if it’s smaller than “micro” which […]

Superflat Platform Art

Superflat Platform Art

Jan 10, 2007

This refreshing superflat mural is showing in the London Underground.  Each of the arches has a different part of the scene.  The artist is “chiho aoshima, born 1974, tokyo, japan. she uses computer technology to create detailed and complex images of fantasy worlds. hybridized creatures are participants in the composition’s narrative as well as elements […]

Asimo Robot Running

Asimo Robot Running

Dec 17, 2004

Cool video of Honda’s Asimo robot running. People-Friendly Robot: “The robot’s size was chosen to allow it to operate freely in the human living space and to make it people-friendly. This size allows the robot to operate light switches and door knobs, and work at tables and work benches. Its eyes are located at the […]

Kid robots jogging

Dec 19, 2003

Newscasters seemed to be mocking Sony’s child-shaped walking robot that can now jog.  Personally, I think it’s amazing that the robot can now actually jump and lift itself off the ground. Sony shows off jogging robot A small step for a Sony robot could turn out to be a giant leap for robotkind.  Sony has […]