We want this robot to play Nintendo games with us, too (Tomorrow Daily 225)
On today's show, scientists are trying to give robots human like reflexes.
Also a three D printed violin that looks like it's owned by an alien.
And Japan taught a robot to play video games because.
So our daily.
Greetings citizens of the Internet.
Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best [UNKNOWN] talk show in the known universe.
I'm Ashley Esqueda.
Joining me as always Khail Anonymous.
How's it going?
Happy Thursday to you.
I really like that.
Hey this is dumb, let's go to a new story.
Let's talk about our headlines.
That was like, I, wow that-
So this robot can play video games.
Tell me all about it.
Japan at the University of [UNKNOWN]
Has created a robot that will play video games with you.
Namely, Wii tennis.
And it'll stomp you at Wii tennis.
Now, this robot doesn't see, that's one of the more interesting things about it.
It doesn't see, the robot uses control signals to know where the players
Are onscreen, and where the ball is and adjusts it's strategy.
There he is, Nao Robot!.
Oh, it's little [UNKNOWN] our friends, the Nao Robot!.
The Nao Robot, yeah.
He has a Wii mote.
So there's a goal here.
You can play against the game's Ai, but the idea here is that you could someday have a robot that learns how to play.
different kinds of games, and then plays with or against you with that knowledge.
Its all in strategies?
I would not like that.
It's always challenging, it's always like getting better if you are super alone, and you're just like Wii Tennis, get this robot thanks to Japan.
Yeah look there it is tracking.
It's not seeing it's just tracking you know?
Can we get a now robot as a sidekick for.
Look I love Genghis.
But if maybe we could just upgrade Genghis to a now robot that could maybe talk to us, that could be cool.
I don't know, I'm just saying.
I don't like that idea.
I don't like the idea of a robot learning what my strategies are in games because I'm thinking about platoon and I'm like I don't what you to know where my hiding places are, I don't want you to know where all my best spots are for shooting people, for splatting folks I don't want robots to know that.
I don't even want my friends to know that.
I know that there's Terminator video games that I'd love to see the robot play.
That's so meta.
This is fun.
[LAUGH] Die human.
Giving all these terrible ideas.
Right, okay so we got a hashtag a day for this particular one.
Because it seems pretty fun.
What would you do for fun if you had a robot sidekick?
What'd you do for fun?
I feel like I would, oh wow, there's so many options.
I mean, who doesn't want a robot sidekick?
Honestly I just feel like I would hire him for the show.
Not to replace either of us, but you know how on late night tv you always have the side kick that's like maybe
Maybe DeRow would be our band leader, like we have a robot band leader.
That would be awesome.
I'd be homeless.
I'd love to see a homeless guy and a homeless robot.
Yeah, he's got like, ratty clothes on.
And he's like, get me some coins, oil.
Cause I think everyone else is gonna go something cool like, fight crime.
I'm gonna be like, homeless.
Yeah, so there you go.
TD robo pal.
Tell us what you guy think.
Tell us all the things, I really want a now robot.
I gotta look at it.
Okay so I wanna show you this really cool violin.
Stradivarius, are you familiar with that?
Really famous rare violins made by this family like hundreds, centuries ago.
Pretty world-renowned type of violin.
So This guy, he's a French musician, his name is Laurent Bernadec.
He designed a 3-D printed violin.
And look at this thing.
Oh my God.
It's gorgeous, it's amazing.
It looks like it came from the future.
Designed it with modeling software then printed the body using a technique called stereo lithography which prints out sort of a liquid A resin that is photo reactive and then by using something like UV light, you're able to cure it.
So he printed out this whole thing and it's called the 3D variance.
He calls it 3D variance And this is him playing it, which is pretty amazing.
Her name is Pauline.
He named the violin Pauline.
And he said like the harder part was actually stringing it, making sure that it could withstand really taking a playthrough like a good, solid playthrough.
But made for pretty sturdy use, but it's also very lightweight, which is kind of amazing.
So, yeah, there you go.
Is he selling these?
It doesn't look like these are gonna go to commercial retail shelves, you aren't gonna be able to pick one up.
But, I mean, there's always a chance he might maybe turn this into a little side business, I mean, it seems like something that maybe other violinists would be interested in.
Yeah I might get one of those.
It's kind of cool.
Put it on the wall like I play the violin but I don't.
[LAUGH] Just go oh yeah yeah, I don't want to take it down.
It's very fragile.
Oh, that's my three D printed violin.
Oh, let's go into the kitchen.
My three D [UNKNOWN] no big deal.
But yeah I thought that was very cool, looked amazing.
That is really cool looking.
I just, I love when we see things that are so traditional turned into these
Really futuristic kind of sci-fi.
Yeah, it's really awesome.
Did you ever see Starship Troopers?
They had that violin that looked kinda just like that but it was neon.
It was yellow or green, or something like that.
I totally remember that now.
It's been a long time Haven't really seen that movie.
I think I saw it on like FX, like maybe six years ago?
Terrible way to watch-
It's a good movie-
It with commercials.
But I'll stop!
You should watch it.
Every time I see it on TV I always leave it on.
Here it is!
There it is!
All right [CROSSTALK].
Yeah, there you go!
I love the guy's face.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Oh god, I'm having a [INAUDIBLE]
I'm having a great time playing my cool neon violin.
alright, I will tell you about robot reflexes then we will go to break and talk about what we are into.
So right now, if a robot starts falling down, it can't stop itself.
Just like we see in all of those videos where people are beating up robots.
Did you see--
With the music I think.
Where people are beating up robots,kicking them over and stuff.
You are into some weird stuff.
Some of them for testing purposes.
Because they are testing.
But there is actually one recently, three kids at like a mall, they found a robot and are like beating it up.
These are children.
We've got to stop the hate.
They were being so cruel to robots.
When they're about to fall over they can't really put their, they don't know to put their arms out or brace themselves or catch their footing or anything like that.
But researchers at the MIT mechanical engineering department are trying to fix that by doing something very interesting.
So, this robot on the left here called Hermes, that's the name of the platform.
And MIT uses this exo-suit on the right to control the robot.
And what happens is is if the robot starts falling over or starts to sort of lose its footing there is actually a sensor or the suits weight [UNKNOWN] in the waist shifts to sort of give the wearer of the exosuit an idea of like, oh no the robot's starting to fall over.
And so then the Human can correct it making the robot correct itself.
So, in a way they're giving them human like reflexes which is pretty cool.
And they're making it move a lot like a human and this is a rescue.
This is a rescue robot, a disaster response robot which we see a lot.
But really neat that they are able to sort control it.
They've got joysticks and different buttons where they can get some really great.
they can do some great things.
Like yeah, the robot is going to use a drill.
In the sense of a rescue or some sort of disaster response.
That is a pretty great thing.
And what they want to do, it's not perfect In the video you can see it's definitely not perfect.
But they're able to see like what the robot sees.
Their able to control the robot.
There's one that's pouring itself a coffee.
He's pouring himself a nice cup of joe.
But they want to add AI to this robot, so it's not 100% reliant on humans to control.
So if something happens, it could potentially continue on.
And then also they want to add even more balance sensors, other features, to assist this robot's pilot in keeping the robot upright and working properly.
I also like that it's just so furious it punches through a wall.
Wall, dry wall which is amazing.
Yeah, it's a little bit scary.
But if you're trapped in a room and the robot needs to punch through a wall to come get you that makes me really happy.
Now I have hope if I ever get trapped in a room.
Surrounded by drywall.
You mean if you're ever trying to escape robots and hide in a room you're not safe there anymore.
That's also a really good point.
I'll give you that.
I'll give you that point.
And maybe also more important than having a robot rescue you a robot could also find and kill you.
There you go.
All right guys.
We're gonna take a really quick break.
We will be right back with InToIt but until then don't click away.
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Welcome back to the show.
It's a Thursday.
We like stuff.
Here's what we like, it's into it.
Figured you'd get right into that.
Wo, what's the hap, Kale.
Oh, I'm starting.
Sure why not.
So, officially as of, I think it was today or yesterday, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 has hit the IOS stores.
Now, look, there's been rollercoaster tycoon games, like small apps, on the iOS Store, but they've all had in app purchases.
This one is just a game.
It's a perfect port from Frontier Development.
And it's great.
It has everything single thing, it's completely intuitive, it's so addicting, just like the game you're used to or not used to.
It's great, it's fantastic, I love it.
It is gonna kill so much of my time.
I was playing it when we were prepping for the show My park's doing really well, I have like 600 people in there, I'm about up to 8,000.
I'm only on the beginning, but it's great, it's really really good.
It's about $5, I'm not gonna say, it's not free.
Right, it's $5 but some people don't like to pay more than one or two dollars.
Out now, go get it.
Yeah, but I mean with no in app purchases
I think, that's a good deal.
Yeah, it looks great.
Cuz you unlock everything.
You get the whole game.
It's really cool.
It's really cool.
That's what I'm into and I'm gonna be into for the rest of the weekend.
I'm like, wait a second.
I'm just gonna go buy that right now.
So, what are you into?
Curiosity just celebrated, I believe, it's third year on Mars, which is pretty cool.
And, NASA released this tool called the Curiosity Experience that you can go online and you could actually drive around Curiosity on Mars.
So you can pick.
There's a couple different things you can do.
You can actually tell it to go places yourself or you can see there's like little waypoints in the background that you can click on.
It'll go there and it'll tell you about that location.
And it'll show you exactly what Curiosity sees in the bottom right there.
You can see that.
And then also, there's all these little points of interest.
You can read about Mars, you can check out different parts on Curiosity.
It's just a really cool way to sort of explore the rover
And what it's doing over on the Red Planet.
I'm always blown away by Curiosity.
curiosity maybe one of my favorite robots of all time.
I've gotta give it credit for really just being amazing and I love that it's on Mars, so far away, and we're still able to communicate with it.
It sends pictures.
It's just trucking along, doing it's little job And, you know, it's just moving about on Mars.
I love that and I like that I'm able now to sort of see what Curiosity sees and sort of play around in a virtual environment on Mars which is pretty cool.
I really like that NASA did that.
They really did One, I mean, space nerd, so its really fun for me, but then also you know kids you might be curious about what Curiosity is doing.
Like, that's a really good way to show them like what's up.
Okay, so we're going to talk about user feedback really quick and then we're going to get into the winner of Campbell's Crew Challenge.
It's the end of the week so let's get user feedback
[SOUND] Once again you guys are better than us and we asked you guys [INAUDIBLE] and tell us what you would want to turn into a touch screen.
What every day item would you want to turn into a touch screen and change?
And messed around with.
And you guys came up with some great answers.
First up Kyle wrote in and he said, I would want every single piece of glass everywhere to recognize my fingerprint and become my own personal tablet.
Wow, high hopes, Kyle.
But I get it, yeah.
Yeah, I like that.
Maybe it's something you wear on your head that projects On the glass.
So any pane of glass could become some sort of touchscreen.
So, it'd be like kind of touch screen with your glasses.
You could touchscreen my glasses.
Danny, Andrew, and Mitch all have the same idea.
Danny says, my walls and floors so I can make it look like I'm in another place or world.
Andrew says, "Imagine your wall have a touch screen.
You can change the color, pattern, visual, virtual photos and even TVs you can interact with." Then Mitch said, "I would create multi-purpose paint that would change the color.
Maybe even the ability to doodle." Everyone wants interchangeable walls.
I agree with you and I think that would be amazing.
I would love that concept idea of like being able to just like, a dimmer switch but for hues, and it just changes the color of your wall.
That would be the best thing ever.
I would love that.
Cool, nice job, guys.
Super good and then Kirk wrote in, a smaller touchjet wave with a mini projector that attaches to any paper and makes it a tablet...
no more exam fear.
[LAUGH] I like that he says no more exam fear.
And then lastly, I thought you would like, we get a little bow-chicka-bow-bow going on here.
Eagle **** wrote in and said, I would have to say turn on my wife.
With some sunglasses.
[APPLAUSE] There you go Eagle Mike.
Turn your wife into a touch screen
Cut to black, the show's over.
Eagle Mike dropped the mic, we're over.
We're ready to go.
Yep, that was really great.
Thank you guys for joining us, see you next time.
No, we gotta have a winner.
We gotta No winner, so, let's do phonetographer of the day, but Campbell's true challenge winner.
Turn on my wife.
Turn on my wife.
So, Campbell's crew challenge.
We've been asking you guys to vote all week.
Got a lot of votes.
Counting them up.
Who has the best picture with the Campbell's true bracelet in the shack?
Is it Khail with his weird RC party with a mustachioed lady?
Is it Logan with his Outside Lands photo with MisterWives playing?
I can't believe I remembered that.
Is it my picture at the new studio looking down ten stories high above our garden at the building?
Nope, come on, Logan.
Put it in post.
[LAUGH] I admit, I'm like with your mouth.
I know, he just wants to put his post.
Okay, so after tallying up everybody's votes, bah, bah, bum, Logan is the winner.
He won by-
By one vote.
He won by one vote.
By one vote [APPLAUSE]
It was really close.
You guys all had.
Some people love.
But, in all fairness, he really got out there.
You were out at the fun stuff.
I mean, we did local stuff, but.
I mean, he put it on a few hundred dollars to do that, but.
Just to be there.
Logan, do you have a victory?
You have a speech?
Thank you to my incredible iPhone 6.
Thank you to the iPhone 6.
I think we all used an iPhone 6 in Parenthood.
I think we did.
Second place is Kale.
Kale came in second place.
I came in second place?
Yeah, you came in second place.
Thank you moustache woman.
There were some last minute votes that came in on Twitter.
People loved that mustachioed lady, by the way.
[LAUGH] We got some comments out in our email where I was like, Hey, I'm really interested in that mustachioed lady.
[LAUGH] People are just like, I want to know more, I find here intriguing and mysterious.
And then I came in last place, but that's fine.
This was all for a good cause and we're really glad that we could bring a little bit of attention to Campbell's crew over on Facebook.
Carson, thank you for sending us you are brother's bracelets.
And continue to support them.
If you want to go over to the Campbell's Kru with K-R-U on Facebook.
You can check that out.
There you go.
But that's it for this week.
We are done.
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And Logan's at MuyLogan, right?
I can't remember if he did last name first or first name last.
But he's at LoganMuy.
Go bother producer Logan.
Tell him congratulations All right guys, that's it for the show.
We'll see you on Monday with a brand-new docket of weird, wonderful science fact meeting science fiction, geek pop culture and gaming, all for your face.
But until then, be good humans.
We'll see you next time, bye!
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