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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:51:56 : Just put our Refugee Camp sim up on #kitely. Let us know what you think. #opensim http://t.co/u9lcEyqj
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:30:11 : Daden Blog: Emergency Services Planning and Training in immersive environments http://t.co/64ENp7my #opensim
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:48:47 : MT: @lady_jane Virtual Worlds Ed Forum on 21 March. Aspergers use of SL, and Daden Brum library proj. Book now! http://t.co/6nDlDEHI


A couple of neat videos I came across today that show just how fast robotics are evolving.

First off the formation flying insect like nano-quadrotors from the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Here is pretty menacing formation flying mode:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-airborne-robot-swarms-complex-video.html

And here trying to win our hearts playing the James Bond theme.

Second DARPA's BigDog support robot - looking just like a robotic mule.

At this rate I woudln't be surprised if the US Army has more robots than soldiers by 2030 - particularly if you also consider their Avatar project - http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/army-virtual-reality/?utm_source=Contextly&utm_medium=RelatedLinks&utm_campaign=Previous

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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:43:49 : Getting ready to spot the bright ISS pass in 5mins - and already a stunning alignment of Moon-Venus-Jupiter to look at - get outside!
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:32:05 : Time to start rehearsing my TEDxBrum presentation! Peep!
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:30:58 : RT @TEDxBrum: If it wasn't excitement enough with 9 of them, we have speaker number 10 freshly confirmed, Welcome to #TEDxBrum @davidbur ...

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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:28:13 : RT @chatbots: By 2015, 50 percent of online customer self-service search activities will be via a virtual assistant for at least 1,500 l ...

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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:22:50 : RT @matthidderley: Getting the new @dadenlimited office @birminghamspa ready. Check the signage going up.@davidburden @SoullaStylianou h ...

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Thu, 02 Feb 2012 18:18:45 : RT: @NASAWatch New Super-Earth Detected Within The Habitable Zone of a Nearby Cool Star http://t.co/qebJNo0b #extrasolar #astrobiology
Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:11:39 : RT: @mikejulietbravo RT @clatko: DARPA Works On Virtual Reality Contact Lenses http://t.co/aQoClBL9
Thu, 02 Feb 2012 09:01:01 : Down in London for next two days training a client on Discourse and how to use it with LibOMV and osNPC based bots in #opensim and #SL

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