Ep. 46: Death from aboveAn Australian Engineer brings us an imaginative new way to fall to your death. Plus, a new kind of beerbot, a gadget charger for nuclear winter, a breakfast-making robot duo, and a sensual (and therapeutic) new way to use your Microsoft Kinect.
Okay it's Tuesday June 14 and you were experiencing. Be awesome. And amazing. Create podcast I'm Donald bell. I -- the also -- amazing. Yes yes yes I -- we are here -- these these are out another -- you can turn on your device control. And and it was here before. Someone -- really -- how how. Either that or could be different kind of you know owns and headphones -- that actually kind of quiet down. Right it maybe in the yeah let's talk what has been talk there's a little bit more now and are now let's talk about. How are you going to die in the future are right let's talk about -- is it going to be -- future hopefully. Well. If they could there's only one of these things right now so you'd have -- lineup if you really wanted I am -- today. Yeah suicide -- right up -- that we are talking about the flying motorcycle. -- and a one off that is being has been. Developed by an Australian engineer named Chris -- and dividends. And it's using -- gigantic. Rotating. Blades me out of me out of -- -- Tasmanian oak. Which makes them all the much more cool something -- definitely cool sounding. -- -- the blade went out you know and then you hurtled to your death yeah Alley which -- were only doing. You will and they didn't drive -- blade goes out like we tried to make it out of the most the rarest and most expensive ten meaning would. If that goes out and there's there's -- -- -- gas -- yeah exactly at least. -- from the blade blew apart in the splinters. Flew at his head. It with the finest Tasmanian oak that he could takes all of -- In the fact that he was killed in the very classy way. Very classy way to back that way so expensive will be picking it out of his dad -- exactly a direct impact we're having given the body of the -- yet. Well that's -- to kill anybody. The idea and so far it looks really cool they don't have and the -- working videos of they have a video of -- -- down where they do -- smoke test to see. How well the blades. Disperse the air that's been pushed through the mother's okay but it's not. It doesn't -- feel like he wanted while jump on the thing. They got his in -- -- this is why you really going to die and that's if not the fact there's no room for engine failure -- need to. Kind of blades putting up in the air -- the fact that it can apparently go up to 101000 feet. Yeah yeah you know coming down safely from that it is like what how does how did they get that -- let what does it. In theory make it -- -- -- -- tethered flights so far right. Wow yeah okay but decades of putting aside the -- your body. And the uninsured evil nature of this thing. It is pretty cool technology it's it's designed very well the design looks really cool -- -- of the -- and it may make a minute into in the sewers there -- like Apple's hovercraft they relate. Skate around those things -- we look like that young -- want him like the pre pulls the Star Wars Alex and kind of like. Time Atlantis as long as so that it is land speeder the it's a little bit well analyst it was a -- -- -- -- In in the sense -- thinking about it we have the motorcycles and in return of the -- idea that the storm troopers were on collect I mean that's that's now by and it can but it got enough speed. Yet ultimately that's pretty cool he didn't land on somebody. It's yeah -- goes ahead pick. And I hope. -- the feature. Gap. It's yes there -- reacting to a if I don't regularly play that it is the motion licks it and here's how that would look right now. It with a but -- hired -- So yet there is there's really no hope -- this being made and it's them that produce -- -- on mass produced. Now flying car kind of forever always in the distance but never relieved because naturalize because people. We wanna keep people from killing because Americans would ultimately get -- -- -- kill every one yes yeah it says it this is an -- that's really a girlfriend and you know you gorgeous bells you know not gonna -- Fly up. When it comes out. -- and -- just internally and the thing and not secondly if and we dog up in the motors throughout its how do you do that. -- if you don't do that. You can't let go around killing somebody -- the -- -- right underneath here fly without killing yourself and you can't win without killing somebody that -- years yeah near you could jump off as you're like about ten -- India meaning you lose it you -- is can't tip over. Like I mean you can mean girls you can five. This -- so Alex is shipped if nothing else should be uses that equal. Now another -- yet some -- low budget and yet do it. Hopefully it will be up post apocalyptic -- -- -- for the USB. Power -- of I -- that this is how we will after after. Armageddon now after there's really no it's centralized. Power grid. For keeping your gadgets charged right. You can now have the ability with EPS new energy. Power pot at 855. Two and to turn heat from. A pot of water. In two. -- rechargeable energy that you can play in very due USB powered gadgets. Right and so this is in my than the mad max -- dome I need to recharge my hundred year old iPhone. And -- play Angry Birds. In the year 3000 yeah I want you wondered if it -- in the year -- -- year is that we have the apocalypse. You need -- charging gadgets and on that sun has been locked out by the way in -- but not post apocalyptic future there's a blight is a blight so albeit solar charging things now. -- -- But coal. And wood fired you know energy you can now charge again -- your iPod up and running so what is the sum blocked out. By. Like a -- like WiMax and -- high atmosphere cloud. I didn't like in the matrix and have soaking use your your cover more -- to get above that. It -- -- that -- -- swarms of self aware nano bots that are replicating themselves in the blocked. Then. -- pick it up. Them that's one thing that's that's how we're gonna -- like -- amount like the enemy treat them -- the -- purposely blocked out the science that we know we block out some because the situation room to -- them was -- -- remember us when we tried to kill them they were in their -- -- -- -- -- -- I detect and connect that's independent that's a little heads up with a good plot the matrix theory right. -- -- so aside from it falling into the vein of awesome post apocalyptic year. It is actually when the most inefficient ways to charge gadgets that we've covered by. But. But it is to donate five dollars before tax media panel where you -- do you camping enthusiasts who. For whom solar charging -- gadgets or not is not an option. Media cave explorers you know -- something's got me -- now it seems kind of camping and end this camping and and charged -- get -- seems antithetical. Mean -- you never know as what could be like. Like lost -- -- cast into like. Island but you need to be open again playing a very few nuclear playing diverging -- -- little you know GPS locator right up and ya gotta work. There. -- this might be a total. The ones who must a lot of spectacular might not even really a bit out of I know I can -- -- pass this story to see if it really exists -- some kind of you know post April fool's joke. Let them. -- not like the idea now. Moral ideas that I like. For this show. It's coming up after -- The -- back. And we bring with us. Robots. Yet but if any robot -- -- cover robots in the showed no picnic -- that. It. It's -- before. A -- means that you especially in this because this is this involves both beer and robot found that we've ever covered that territory -- Never alcohol robots. -- I can't -- -- one time -- them now but this is actually not a robot that will serve you -- Is a can of beer at turns into a robot. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And that -- -- -- make my hand a local can -- camera that's. I out of camp by Camelot now and I'm not conserved -- and can't -- that the human beings since then and -- -- secretly limiting I think everything goes back. It's is -- 500 milliliter can of hearing beer. Low malt. -- all good and turn into a transforming. Your -- robot. And here the immunity at the site which one of these things is actually the robot he's made. I wonder boy we'll call it the beer cans. Get a public that is robot is that is controlled by -- Wii -- The thing he can -- the epidemic -- and you know. -- -- -- -- -- -- McCain. -- from China were Japan and think he's the Wii -- did to move your little robot around and -- -- in and out it is transforming the current. Can disguise. Yep -- pretty awesome yeah I mean is it transforms it has arms. -- it kind of battles bottles around yet. That it does nothing for -- yeah -- while. Does nothing practical for you. And that's that's you know the assurance that actually can can -- -- to come in handy is actually to like. Get your friendly. Rate with all that with this and -- kind of you know -- And then with cities so let's out of their mind only blackout -- -- -- -- Pop up transforming their canned and convince them that -- right. In -- vomit all over here right you're transforming. Transformer -- invented. And fry the circuits can be by you know for that one gag it's worth it yeah we -- camera if you thought that camera don't forget that. It is the -- Well it sounds remotely if you couldn't if -- rules and those rules are opt in -- in local calls -- the and -- cable. -- it can commute that is the plan and it appears not that cool -- -- it that -- -- to -- -- And as well and Canada yet. On the practical robot and if things we have a meeting of the system is like an odd couple's story -- We've got -- PRQ. Robot -- -- featured many times on the show notes of the -- three scanning robot. In many uses them and the -- -- by -- a meeting of them. At the Technical University of Munich. To make breakfast again -- it so there's two different -- Rosie and in the PR two and they're working together yet to make breakfast. Now Rosie is a stationary robot with these gigantic creepy multi segmented arms. That it's actually get today at cooking and PR two is mobile and at that crazy -- in its head. Though look at it goes to the growth the virtual grocery store -- Arthel Q without that shows me is that breakfast. It takes back to Rosie and really -- that all up and makes I mean little Bavarian breakfasts. -- -- -- -- This is pretty -- and this is I mean. Its its shattered my illusions of having one single robot to take care of the entire making me practice experience yeah I think now. Much more practical and also more durable to have much -- or have some robot -- yeah making breakfast story. -- it also shattered illusions of male female roles as far as like cooking and -- and shopping for -- food like in your -- special liking your marriage is. But where -- like he hit that guy that was. But -- would you do I need we didn't -- Dirty you are you. Well what each day. -- in the in this respect. I I would bet it's like -- is my thing like I will both sourcing ingredients and unique -- okay yet. I also can I don't want my way to be subject to the scrutiny of mine -- the standards. There's still and -- read an Angel whole thing because me -- -- that he doesn't know you're saying she is -- it could cut but it's like. Now a distant and very specific my my -- -- streams. -- idea I would trust to -- Whether you -- well it is because that novelty in the -- Also you know their perfection. Sure you -- you can program and to make the perfect. You know eggs Benedict and then they would never. Went like. Saying the next part of your -- as yet that's a good thing like air ratings went on all Yahoo! isn't -- you know we are not your I think it. Finally. Another way to. Helped bring about marital bliss. -- at a back massage of the future. Links to hacked -- 10 yeah and now they're hacking these things now if it. This is a a project from you -- New York University grad student Jason Stephens. That combines a video projector. Connect and the -- connect libraries tools that can you know -- you figure out. With the connect is doing and it follows the movements of massages hand and -- projects that at this kind of cool new AG. Video projection onto the back. And it really does nothing for the person this -- -- -- -- like but it makes massaging them. All that much more tricky right. It's it's kind of like -- I imagine sizing on -- Well. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah -- in I've merit -- The nods and office amendment in literature. Of course there's something to be said it's also being. -- -- -- -- -- proceeds beyond massage. Now and the music is great it's very. That. It. It's gonna get robots you may make an exact copy itself -- -- -- you load it -- look -- -- -- -- right now massage is nothing -- just a robot with them on to say that. Yeah -- you how well that clears 12 you get an illegal war robot -- -- Mixing the union next to break in and yet the black out the sky covered vacuum robots -- It will happen before then -- me some Great Neck massage on. On that -- And that's how we this week. 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