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Huge, interactive LED walls react to visitor movement (Tomorrow Daily 390)Beautiful LED walls equipped with infrared sensors change when people walk past; also, artificial muscles get mounted on a human skeleton (with creepy results).
Greetings citizens of the internet. Welcome to Tomorrow Daily the best news talk show within the universe. I'm Ashley Esqueda. And I'm Jeff Cannata here to deliver you your daily dose of interesting headlines. Just in case Atlas, the robot, wasn't terrifying enough for you, here's a bunch of artificial muscles mounted on a human skeleton. This video is from a team of researchers at the Suzumori Endo Robotics Lab at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Many current robots use pistons and servos to power their movement, but the key to a fluid human like robot is in artificial muscles, much like the ones on this skeleton. Electrical currents are applied to each filament, and if you apply currents to groups of these bundles filaments, you could almost replicate muscle movement. They are pretty slow right now and the skeleton bot still needs additional support to walk but scientists hope to keep refining the technology and give robots better and better mobility going forward even though it is still pretty creepy to watch the process. The muscles on the robots are getting better. We're going you pump you up skeleton. [LAUGH] It's Terminator. It's terrifying. Hey, living walls, have been a thing that many of us have dreamed about. Look at these, they are so beautiful. Check out these designs. Yes, I Design recently installed interactive LED walls that can react to people moving through the hallways. Three different walls have been outfitted with screen sensors and speakers to give building visitors a stunning experience, as people walk through the halls one of three scenes plays on the screens, reacting when it senses movement, seasons features flowering cherry trees, color play is a wild series of colorful treads. And CityScape pays homage to the city of Washington itself. Each scene plays at specific times of the day, and as crowds ebb and flow through the building, the screens respond in kind. I Super cool! I'm dying to see this in action in Washington. Why don't I have a trip scheduled to Washington, D.C.? I did a thing similar to this in Italy. We went to, not Italy. It was France. Sorry. And, it was this crazy warehouse where they put stuff all over the walls, and Seeing pictures of it is one thing. Being inside is something quite different. Seriously, and it looks so cool, almost like the one with color play, they walk towards the door jam and it's like you can see all of it sort of magnetize near the person. It's so neat. So neat. They're so many cool sensors. Yeah. What do you want to talk about on Thursday's show. I mean I kinda want to talk about robot muscle. I think we're gonna talk about ro. [LAUGH] Although to be fair we might talk just a little bit about ESI design when we talk about apartments of the future. Right because- [INAUDIBLE] Walls moving and then walls showing stuff. So we'll maybe squish both of them in. If you guys want to talk about either of the stories on the show today please hit us up on Twitter with the hashtag #HEYTD. Yeah we love incorporating your comments into the show. That's how we know it's About us we would love to have that on Thursday. Which is our longest show discussion .>> And so with that being said it's time finally to check at our phonetographers of the day. [MUSIC] Today phonetographer of the day is from Alina who took this lovely photo on her LG G4. Alina writes hey I love the show. Wanted to send you guys a pretty picture I took on my LG G4 of my husky dog named Starsky and say hi from Iceland! And I of course allow you to use this on your show. Wow Wow, Iceland. That's the dog that I would expect in Iceland. I know, I was gonna say, that seems like a dog that would do very well in Iceland. [LAUGH] Seems like it would be very happy there, a good life, all it can run around in the snow You know sometimes, yeah, it seems like it'd be a great dog, that's a really really cute dog, and now you have to get another dog named Hutch. Yeah. Name them Starsky and Hutch. Or maybe you have a Hutch. Who knows? Write us back, tell us. But, if you You don't. You really should get another husky, and name it Hutch. All month long, we're looking at your pets, and the phonetography. That's our theme this month. So, send in pictures of your pets, we're loving it. Very cool. Yes, email us tomorrow at Cnet.com. Do four things. The four things are. Tell us how to pronounce your name. Give us permission to use your photo on the show. Tell us what device you took it on. And, we like little stories about why you took that picture, and who, maybe, that pet is. Yes, who your pet is. And get creative. You don't have to have a dog or a cat. You can have a pet. Reptiles. Yeah. Fish. Whatever you want. Pet project. Sky's the limit. As long as it's a pet. Yeah. In that case, there is a ceiling, but. Regardless, send over your photos, find us on social media, share the show with a friend. Tomorrowdaily.com is the easiest way to find us on the internet. That is it for today's show. I got great news guys. What's great news? We're gonna go and see the hamster powered hamster drawing machine. We talked about that last week- In our show. and guess what- It's not even a Monday. It's Monday. Fast turnaround. My goodness. I'm so excited. Yeah, we're gonna get excited. [LAUGH] Chance to see it. Niel Mendoza will be our guest tomorrow. I'm so excited. And we're gonna talk about building, a hamster powered hamster drawing machine. Dreams do come true everybody. First question Why? Why? [LAUGH] Next question. No, but really, why? That is it for today's show. We'll be back tomorrow with a brand new docket of delightful, or no, it'll just be deep diving, and a hamster machine. So, until then. Be a good human. Bye, guys. [MUSIC]