Overheard: Word of the Day:

November, 2007


November 8, 2007  4:00 AM

Overheard: The Android has no clothes

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

mitch-wagner.gif "Google's announcement of the new, "Android" smartphone platform had less substance than a fashion show at...

November 8, 2007  2:24 AM

Contest: Degrees of freedom

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How many degrees of freedom (DOFs) does the flute-playing robot from Waseda University have? Leave your answer in the comments and I'll send somebody with the right answer a TechTarget shirt. Check back Friday,...


November 8, 2007  1:47 AM

Overheard: Six degrees of freedom

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Typical industrial robots feature a 6-axis configuration, or six degrees of freedom. Toyota's trumpet-playing robot has 29 degrees of freedom. [kml_flashembed...


November 6, 2007  2:33 PM

Overheard: Open source hardware mashups

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peter_semmelhack.gif "I found myself holding one Lego block in one hand and another Lego block in the other and...


November 5, 2007  12:41 PM

Overheard: The nice thing about standards

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

andrewtanenbaum.jpg The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose...


November 3, 2007  10:33 PM

Overheard: It’s very cool — military transport

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

[kml_flashembed movie="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=5349770802105160028" width="400" height="326" wmode="transparent" /] Watch what happens when the guy kicks this thing. BigDog, as this robot is known, is powered by a gasoline engine. That's the buzzing you...


November 3, 2007  2:46 PM

Overheard: Robot goats will save the planet

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November 3, 2007  10:59 AM

Overheard: gPC is a gMOOT (get me one of those)

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

everex_gos.jpg I mean, really...did you ever think you'd see the day when you could go into Wal-Mart...


November 2, 2007  2:08 PM

Overheard: Underwater robot finds world’s largest treasure chest

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paul_hamilos.gif "October 17, 2007. A Spanish warship forced a US treasure hunting vessel back into port at gunpoint...


November 2, 2007  4:34 AM

Tech Quiz: What are these people talking about? Nov 1, 2007

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

eavesdrop3.gif DIRECTIONS: These are real statements from real people discussing real technology in the...


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