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Honestly, we were a little bit worried that Samsung’s rail-thin Galaxy Tab 10.1 was a mockup — you know, seeing as how Sammy never turned it on — but fast-forward to today and there’s a working prototype in Tinhte.vn‘s capable arms. Yes, the Vietnamese site that’s been leaking delicious Apple prototypes — not to mention the HP TouchPad’s SIM slot — found a working version of the 0.33-inch thin slate at an unnamed Samsung booth, and proceeded to dive into the sticky-sweet mess of Android 3.0 and iPad 2 comparisons that such a discovery affords. You’ll find all that and some Angry Birds in the video immediately above.
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This just in: this yearâ€™s Blizzcon will be on October 21 and 22 in Anaheim. â€œBlizzcon? Whatâ€™s that?â€ Thatâ€™s what Blizzard calls its annual â€œcelebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainmentâ€™s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes.â€ Two days of fun, in other words.
Blizzard hasnâ€™t announced any details regarding the show, such as whether or not the great Jay Mohr will return as MC of the cosplay contest, or whether or not there will be a musical guest, how much much tickets will cost.
Presumably one of the stars of the show this year will be Diablo III, which should be approaching release around that time. Iâ€™d actually be shocked if the release date isnâ€™t announced by then.
High-speed ABB FlexPicker robots equipped with specially developed grippers are making sure that Peperami salamis are packaged at the highest cycle rates at Unilever’s plant in Ansbach, Germany. The robots are fitted with triple grippers which are able to pick up three randomly positioned salami snacks one after the other from a conveyor belt in a one step process, and place them individually in a rollstock machine. The positioning and location data required comes from an upstream image processing system which is positioned to capture the information on the individual sausages and pass it on to a master computer. Unilever commissioned ABB Robotics partner, robomotion GmbH from Stuttgart, to plan and design the fully automated solution; and install and commission the entire system at Unilever within 10 days. “This high-speed technology is not only of interest in the foodstuffs sector, as it can be used anywhere where small items have to be handled at high speeds” says Andreas Wolf, a director of robomotion. Unilever’s chief engineer, Carim Gad, concludes “With the new system, we’re running the packaging machine at full capacity, giving us a performance increase of up to 25 percent compared with manual loading. The ability to cover peak loads is of particular interest. For example, in the run-up to the Football World Cup, special production shifts were operating at the weekend. This alone gave us a competitive edge, enabling us to deliver Peperamis to our customers on …
If you’re a student at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) who is left gasping for breath when forced to drag yourself away from your studies to get a snack, rejoice! A CMU team has created a robot that is designed to deliver snacks to you. But the appropriately named Snackbot is far more than a vending machine on wheels. It is designed to serve as a research platform for the study of long-term Human-Robot Interaction and packs a healthy helping of technological goodies, including a laser navigation system, sonar sensors and a stereo vision camera for eyes…
- Brown University develops autonomous, gesture-following robot
- Scientists developing intelligent pipe-inspection robot
- Evolution Robotics unveils New ER2 Personal Robot
- Robotic surgeon could remove shrapnel on battlefield
- TMSUK sends a robot to do the shopping
- The Care-O-bot 3 – always at your service
Props to Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine