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On today's show, we deep dive into the origami meat robot designed to rescue batteries from your stomach, if you're a big battery eater.
We're also talking about the selfie stick with Beyonce fans and beauty lights And of course, we have to discuss the autonomous rally toy truck that is my favorite thing in the universe.
I don't understand why you looked at me when you said battery eater.
We also have a band stopping by, The Mowgli's are gonna be here, talking about fun music and their big tour that's coming up.
We also have to discuss Jeff's amazing VR life hacks, which you will enjoy.
So Tomorrow Daily.
Greetings, citizens of the internet, greetings.
You're breaking it down today.
We're gonna break it down today.
Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best detox show in the known universe.
I'm Ashley Esqueda.
I'm Jeff Cannata.
It's Detox Thursday.
It is Detox Thursday but I gotta tell you, I'm really excited about these headlines but I'm more excited about the Mowgli's
And I'm even more excited or equally excited to talk about this V-R hack that you did, because it might be my.
The visual is so good.
I'm never been more proud of myself.
It's so good you cannot miss it.
It's a lot of me patting my self on my the back but it's still real fun.
It's really really fun.
Honestly if you have a V-R headset that is great It's a great solution.
I won't even call it a hack.
It's a great solution for your cabling and stuff.
So without further ado, let's hit those headlines.
You guys really enjoyed this Origami meet robot story.
What's not to enjoy?
That's true there is not.
I mean all three words I'm in love with.
Origami meet bot!
Also the name of my band.
Shouldn't we first address the fact that thirty five hundred people
Eat batteries every year.
They swallow batteries.
Well, it's mostly kids.
That's a problem.
It's mostly kids.
That doesn't excuse them.
I mean, a watch battery is small.
It looks like a little tablet, like a Necco wafer or something.
It looks delicious, is that what you're saying?
Or like a Smarty, it looks like a Smarty.
It's the size of a Smarty.
You eat a watch battery.
This is the battery, or this is the robot from MIT, so you can see on the left, it's encased in ice, much like Han Solo in carbonite, and then it melts when it hits your system.
You have to get it down your esophagus first, so you swallow it like a pill and it's encased in ice, and then it unfolds itself, it unfurls It's made out of a sausage casing, and I thought that was very fascinating, but yeah.
This is super gross, you guys.
But it goes down in the ice tube, and then it melts.
And this is a fake stomach, by the way.
I love how badly this is recreated.
I know, but they had to make a
They were like, obviously we cannot test this on a person.
So we made a fake stomach to test this out to see if it works.
And there it is swimming around, it can swim.
It can run down the walls of your stomach.
And there it is attaching itself to a battery that might have been lodged in your system.
And it's really bad because that stuff can leak battery acid.
Yeah, it's terrible, he grabbed it.
There's not great things.
It totally grabbed it and it's like all right and electro okay.
So probably a lot of you guys are like how is that even happening?
Guide this thing through your body.
But they say the next step is they want it to be autonomous.
Yeah just go.
They want it be able to do it on its own.
I know you ate a battery my friend and I'm gonna go get it.
Why are you saying that to me meat robot?
I didn't eat any batteries I promise.
I know you did.
There is a lie detector inside the meat robot, as well.
So, we have some good user feedback on this.
Cassey wrote, what's the deal with the origami meat bot made out of meat if it's delivered in an ice capsule?
Like we said, it's a little bit too.
I would imagine, it's a little too jagged for you to eat like a pill?
Yeah and the problem is see here's the issue.
And it's kind of big.
You ate something metal you weren't supposed to eat.
We don't want to add more metal that you to get rid of that metal.
We want to add something that's gentle here.
Something that can [CROSSTALK].
The ice gets it down but even when it's
Many I smelts want to have something gentle that they can pass easily.
And also it has to be able to get down your esophagus, if its jagged its going to irritate your entire GI tract.
You probably just throw it back up along with the battery.
Maybe that is a better strategy, I don't now.
I don't know
Maybe it is.
Alon wrote in and said a problem I see with the battery retrieving robot is that it might encourage kids to eat a battery.
I can always just get it out mom.
All right, eat a battery if that's what you want.
Mom we can just go down to the doctor and I can get my-
Just get the [UNKNOWN] gummy meat robot.
Yeah, the gummy meat robot, no big deal.
At the old gummy meat supply store.
You know what?
I'm gonna open that shop.
An artisanal origami meat robot store I think would to really well in Silver Lake.
Yeah the store is called Why'd you eat that?
Why'd you eat?
Do not do this.
Why you do this?
[LAUGH] It's just gonna be stuff that can help you undo the dumb things that you did.
There you go.
All technology all the time.
I like it.
But yeah, so I think this is really cool.
I love that there, that science is finding ways to send robots that can target things in your system.
Like we're talking about the, you know, it can patch
Your tissue inside your stomach?
Well that's what they're hoping it'll be able to do, right?
If you did swallow a battery you could just maybe patch some tissue in there.
And they're hoping that one day it'll be able to deliver specific medicine to specific parts.
You take it internally and then it'll take that medicine right to the specific part inside.
Which is still amazing.
I mean that fact that we're considering sending little robots in
In to people, so like deliver medication is-
It's Fantastic Voyage.
Very Fantastic Voyage.
Yeah, it's really awesome.
So we really like that story and I thought it was so cool and if you guys-
It's so Fantastic Voyage that this story is coolio.
Ask your parents about that reference.
Alright, so let's talk about selfie sticks because-
This was the most comments about story of the week, by the way.
Why wouldn't it be?
You want one of these.
One hundred percent.
I was on this earlier this week on Tuesday, I absolutely want one of these, this is hilarious.
Look at this thing.
It's automatic extension.
My God, there's no way that, that lady would not be laughed at for turning on the fans to give herself an awesome selfie.
And you know what though?
Sometimes, greatness is often laughed at.
Yes, that's true.
So, I love that the fans are really high powered.
I think it's my favorite thing.
The fans looked Crazy.
They are insane.
You want to make sure every picture looks like it was taken on a gusty day?
No, you got to look like you got your windswept.
And the light.
It's got this beautiful LED light.
I absolutely adore this.
It is so funny to me.
Well, yeah, look you're backlit, you've got to light yourself up.
You've got to get the flash going.
What are people saying about this?
I want to hear what our viewers are talking about.
People want them?
We would ask how much they would pay and if they would even want one.
So, BlogginBlodgett said No, stop it.
No more selfie sticks.
I agree with you BlogginBlodgett.
He said it.
He had four exclamation points.
This means he was.
Extremely adamant about that.
Listen, I'm not a really big fan of selfie sticks with the exception of I like them when you are at maybe a dinner with your friends that you don't see often.
You wanna get everyone in the picture.
And you wanna make sure everybody gets windblown.
Everyone needs to have nice hair.
And then we have Derrick, who wrote in and said, selfie stick is missing.
The publicist, the agent, the personal assistant, the attorney, the nanny, the entourage, the hangers-on, and the dog.
If you could figure out how to put that all on a stick, you'd be making millions.
You'd be Ant-Man.
Because they would all be very small.
Look at that.
Agent on a stick, publicist on a stick.
That sounds pretty [INAUDIBLE].
Then we got into some people who said how much they would pay for it, so Dan wrote in and said, I guess I would spend 100 bucks to get this.
Yeah, a 100 bucks.
I feel like that's probably how much it costs.
I'm guessing actually it was way more cuz they built it-
Well here's the thing.
They built it from scratch.
It was for Unreal.
It was for a promotional thing for Unreal.
And then they said we don't really have plans to manufacture them, but they never said in the press release how much it cost them to build.
Well one of a kind build then-
And I imagine those high powered fans, that's expensive.
So I would imagine this is actually pretty pricey to put it together.
But I think you could probably make them for a profit for a hundred bucks.
I'd say a grand.
Like to build.
To build okay like.
Like the first one the original prototype like I'd say it probably cost about a grand.
Because they had like remember all the lights and stuff all retractable.
There is a full remote control on this thing that allows you to elapse and send the fans out.
And turn them on and like [CROSSTALK]
The sweet spot though if you were actually going to make this into a product.
A hundred bucks.
Well is to have it sellable by dudes at the place.
Because that's how people buy selfie sticks is there's a guy at the place in front of the thing like, hey man here.
And you gotta have enough money in your pocket to buy.
Instead of a quiver full of arrows, he just has a quiver full of selfie sticks.
That's what it is nowadays.
There's a guy in front of the place already selling them.
I'm gonna give the award of user feedback for the week because we can, and we've never done it before.
But I'm giving it to Jay who wrote in and said, I would pay $50 for this amazing selfie stick.
And let me inform you I am a 41 year old bald man.
It looks like he's using it right now.
No, I'm gonna say it!
Look at how the wind is sweeping back his smile.
Producer Logan, take my camera really quick.
Jay, you're a beautiful man.
You take great selfies.
You don't need it at all.
But was he driving at the time?
I'm worried, I'm concerned.
Was he driving?
Does it matter?
It looks like he was driving!
That's just unsafe.
Does it matter?
I don't think it does.
Maybe he's got a Tesla, maybe got autopilot.
I'm concerned about you.
That's what I'm going to do, when I get auto-pilot.
I'm just going to-
Just have a-
I'm going to set my self-driving car and selfie it up.
Stick your head out the window for the wind.
Yeah, of course, you've got to roll down the window a little bit.
I'll have my really nice one with the wind fan, so I won't even need to roll down the window.
It'll be controlled wind.
Well, I appreciate it, Jay, but I hope you're safe in taking that selfie.
I don't care, because it looks great.
All right, let's talk about Robo Kart-
I want one of these so bad.
Yeah, this is cool.
This is an autonomous vehicle but on the small scale-
That looks like it taught itself how to, look at this, drift.
It taught itself how to drift.
Here's what, okay.
Here is the reason they make these, and here is what this is actually supposed to be doing.
Because it's not just like let's have fun and build this thing for races.
I mean yeah, you could totally do that.
So this is called auto rally.
This is the platform it is built on.
Underneath the shell of this little truck is actually a full computer inside an aluminum casing.
I think it's got a GeForce 750TI in there->> For all the graphics it needs to In process.
It's processing, so the interesting thing to me here is that usually when you have things like this, control, or I should say control and also speed and things like that are all controlled separately normally.
This is all
All combined so it's doing a lot of calculations all the same time and the goal of this is to drive this little truck as fast as it would go in this little track.
And take turns as fast as it could because
In driving, when you drive a car, it's not always perfect conditions.
They're never perfect conditions.
Sometimes you might take a turn too fast.
Sometimes you might find yourself needing to overcorrect.
Maybe you're hydroplaning, maybe you accidentally drift, whatever that is.
So you have your throttle, steering, and velocity.
So it's actually,
It shows you how to get there faster.
Yeah, [LAUGH] exactly.
Sometimes it, and so this is calculating them all combined which is not really a thing that has been done in this way before.
And so they made this so that when we have autonomous cars that need to do emergency maneuvers It can better understand how to make those manuevers when it is in a position of emergency.
I think that's amazing.
So you could literally have an autonomous ambulance type of situation that needs to get to a hospital like any split and it figures out how to.
I mean we have cars that will drive safely and we want that but this is Safely under extreme conditions.
Which is pretty awesome.
So let's say you have an autonomous car in the snow and your car starts to drift or ice, your car starts to drift if you teach your car how to react to that as opposed to assuming it will never happen
Then your autonomous car is going to be much safer for you.
And I love the idea of test casing it out with the RC cars.
I love the picture at he very end of that video.
They show this little still and it's the truck just covered in mud.
It's really hardcore.
The truck taught itself to have fun.
It did, that's right, it really did.
And I just think that's so neat that it can sort of teach itself how to correct for all that stuff.
And take those turns as fast as possible because people are not perfect, and cars are not perfect machines.
And weather is unpredictable.
So I felt that was really cool, but that is it for headlines.
Here's our user feedback about this, because I thought it was great.
Kevin wrote in and said, didn't we already see a real car that could drift at CES 2014?
This was a BMW that we, I believe CES.
This was the year I got hired at CNET, so it was right before I got started.
I want to say that Tim Stevens also tried this out.
And so yet it drifts itself However.
But it did not teach itself to do that.
That's right it is an autonomous driving technology, it is not necessarily a full blown platform.
And then the other thing is that it is not a rally truck which I thought was really cool, that it was like Sliding through dirt.
That's on a controlled course.
And this is like dirt track, like a little bit more raw.
And I think that the real break through here is that this is a system that is self-contained that takes in the data of what it's doing in real time.
And figures out how to-
In real time.
Yeah, figure out how to navigate that.
And then Bedjam wrote in and said that rally car is awesome.
I'd love to own one myself.
I'd get a dumb car and race against it.
Make a nice dirt track for some fun.
Dumb versus smart, a battle for the ages.
It is the true quintessential battle of the 21st century.
Dumb versus smart.
You know what the problem is?
If you look at America I think dumb wins a lot.
Dumb wins in the dumb versus smart.
You know what though?
Not on our show.
Not on our show dang it.
You guys are.
Smart wins here.
Smart wins here on tomorrow daily.
I mean I'm pretty dumb sometimes.
I know, me too.
That' all right.
We'll get through it.
We'll get through it.
They are very smart though.
That's it for headlines.
So let's take a break.
Let's bring in, bring me the Mowgli's.
[UNKNOWN] and let's talk about touring and social media and all that good stuff.
Don't click away, Tomorrow Daily.
Welcome back to the show everybody.
Our guest today we are very excited to welcome to the set their previous album kids in love is one of our favorite records I don't know about you guys and they have a third studio album coming out Not yet titled, not yet announced in September.
They're also going on tour this summer.
We're very pleased to have two guests with us!
Andy Warren, Katie Early, The Mowgli's are here.
Hello, thank you so much for having us.
Thanks for seeing us.
We feel like we're kind of kindred spirits because we like to stay vegan humans.
On the show.
And you guys really put out a message of positivity in a lot of your music.
It so fun and it, and it's so, you just want to go out and hug random people.
My God I love that, and you should.
And be good humans is So totally our message, we try to drive that as much as possible.
We're all about that love.
All about that love.
Keep it alive.
Yeah, I loved that we saw a little taste of your video on the way back from break.
And you guys-
Have very positivity in the videos too.
Well, we try to make people feel good.
We hope that if people leave the show or turn off the record feeling better than they did before.
Before they put the record on or came to the show then we did our job.
Literally the exact same role that we have.
As long as you feel happier after you're done watching News Tomorrow Daily we've accomplished our goal.
[UNKNOWN] are cool.
Yeah, we have cool jobs.
You guys, we all have cool jobs.
And we're Voltron-ing right now.
So it should be double the positivity.
There is so much
The positivity in this studio right now is almost like a gas leak.
Nobody should light any matches or any sparklers.
I'm all about that kind of fire.
You guys are a legit L.A.
Yeah, yeah I mean.
Well you guys, we talked about this right before we came into the studio.
You guys have known each other forever.
Yeah a long time.
Yeah we grew up in the Valley with a handful of the other boys in the band and
Two midwestern transplants in the band, but mostly we all grew up together.
We did theater together when we were super young.
Very LA story.
We love musicals.
Okay, so you have to tell me what you guys did.
Well, one was called Cedric Sharp and the Case of the Missing Dalmatian.
Very original one.
Also they were [CROSSTALK]
Yes absolutely, Cedric Sharp and the Case of the Missing Dalmatian.
We were also in Five Phony Fair Tales.
All of these plays sound like super great band names.
I know, right?
A music festival of plays full of bands named after plays.
I love that.
That's how you know it is actually LA, because it's not like you did Grease and you know.
People wrote original stuff.
The kids who were writers were into being writers too.
And they were actually Pretty good the songs, I still remember the songs so they must have been decent.
Well from okay from the all of that when you were younger what you guys are doing now you're recording full length studio album.
This will be your third one?
In September you guys are really excited about that.
Is it that, do we hear it correctly that you guys
You've just finished recording?
Like just yesterday.
We just finished, yeah.
We're very excited about it.
Yeah third record.
A lot of bands don't even get to make a third record at some point, so we're just really excited to be building our collection and, you know, working on new stuff.
Yeah, sure.>> And continuing on, yeah.
Living the dream.
It's great to be, you know, a real, working, touring band where, and you guys have a really
Strong and connected fan base
That's the thing a lot of people are maybe separated a little bit from their fan base, you know, Beyonce, you feel like maybe we are fans of Beyonce, but Beyonce may not be such fans of us, you guys are fans of your fans
We love our fans, we have a really special relationship
Relationship with them and with things like Twitter these days, you can go to a show and be like it's superindiekid.
We don't even know his real name.
We just know his Twitter handle.
Well we know his name now but.
We do know his real name but that's kind of an interesting way for us to make connections with people that you
You couldn't do ten years ago even.
We live in this day and age, exactly, where we can meet and contact directly these people who are responding to our music.
Who are buying our music, who are coming to our shows, and form our own relationship with them.
Its a really special thing to happen to you
And you're able to being musicians in the digital age in a completely different way, because you have an one to one relationship with your audience, so there's no in between
Yes, its really special, totally, we
We can tweet out, you know, hey what songs do you really want to hear on this next tour?
And they can help us write our setlist.
Which we've needed help with so many times, and it's great that I can be like, you know what, a lot of people on Twitter want to hear this song, so let's make sure we put it on the setlist.
That's a really interesting way to use social media.
Like something I wouldn't
Necessarily think of if you were in a band.
But then something that makes so much sense once you kind of really think about it.
Well the show is theirs as much as it's ours.
We want to make sure that they're getting what they want out of it.
And direct communication is a really great way to accomplish that.
And it helps us gauge what songs people are into.
And sometimes it's.
We might have our favorites and what we want to do and play but it's nice to see what songs people are responding to through our socials.
That's really cool.
So beyond Twitter, because obviously that's one of the biggest, what are some of your favorite social media platforms right now in terms of youth?
Are you finding different types of fans, in different places?
Yeah, I'm all about that that Snapchat life.
Yeah, you were snapping like three times when you came in here.
Call me Katie Scorsese, because-
-I love making my little Snap Story movie.
Katie Snap-sese, right?
Yeah, Katie Snap-sese.
There you go.
I'm not calling you
Don't tell me that.
But it is kind of fun to put something out there and know there is an audience out there who is out there engaging with it
And it gives them this way to kind of see behind the curtains, to look into our lives.
And to say like, okay, well when they're not on stage, this is what it looks like.
This is what life on the bus looks like.
And this is what life backstage looks like.
Or like a preview of our new music.
Like we've been snapping.
Just like, you know, someone's recording a guitar solo.
They can hear a little snippet of it.
But you know, then it goes away.
And they're like.
[CROSSTALK] What it's like to have your new song sung by a tiger person?
Right, because some people want to know that.
You might want to face swap and just pretend that you're one of your other band mates for the day.
[CROSSTALK] Not to mention when it's early and you're just
Feeling like you haven't gotten that morning glow going yet.
You just throw a filter on that.
Morning glow, boom.
Dog filter, everyone looks good on the dog filter.
Everyone looks good.
Everyone looks great.
And you guys are called the Mowglis.
We are very geeky and we love the reference.
How did you come to that name?
So many reasons.
We often joke that if we had known that our lives were going to revolve around this project at some point, we probably would have thought twice about the name, but I'm kind of glad we didn't because it's a success and it works.
And because nobody can feed you after midnight now?
We're very inspired by You know by the story by Rudyard Kipling and by the kind of energy of this dog.
Yeah jungle book and Gremlins I know.
It's all of it.
I like it.
It all works.
As long you think of a crazy, weird little critter when you hear the name.
That's what you want.
And it's sort of that, again, that, sort of, it really does, kind of, play into that character in The Jungle Book and also in Gremlins because it's like, these, sort of, carefree, fun.
They just wanna really just live their lives
Raised in the jungle like-
A little wild.
Young, wild, and free.
Young, wild, and free.
Speaking of young, wild, and free, you guys are about to embark on a tour.
You start in Santa Barbara, right?
What is the days and weeks before a tour like?
How do you prepare to go on tour?
Well, you never feel like you're prepared first of all.
We've been touring for about four years
Pretty consistently for four years straight we never feel prepared.
But, a lot of rehearsal.
We rehearse, we get ready.
You want to get some family time in before you go.
And friends and stuff.
Yeah I was going to say you have your family like make all of your favorite dishes.
Like the things you're going to miss while you're out on tour.
Yeah I get my girl time in before I'm stuck with all these boys.
Gotta get that girl time in.
So it's fun.
It's a lot of just soaking up home before you get out there.
Once you're out there, you kinda just get into the grind of it.
And all of a sudden, it's kinda like a well-oiled machine.
And you can't really prepare for it.
It's just something that
That you do and then all of a sudden it's just, it's part of you and you're crashing these shows and going along with it.
It's like building a muscle or something that everyday you're doing the show and getting more comfortable with it.
Yeah, and we spend a lot of time trying to promote the shows and getting in touch with the fan base that are in the cities we're going to so.
We know we're going to Portland so we wanna reach out to our friends and fans in Portland and let them know we're coming and A lot of prep like that goes into it.
Are you going all across the country?
We actually, it's kind of the middle of the four.
We just came back from a crazy all across the country
And then we came back and we just finished the record, and now we are doing the West Coast branch.
So it's actually some really great cities we get to go to like San Francisco.
San Francisco, and Portland, and-
We have an L.A.
show coming up at the Troubadour, which is a hometown show.
Always the best.
Hometown shows, like, I mean, you love your fans, but when you're in a band, it's always great to have a hometown
The hometown [CROSSTALK] all of your family like you.
People that don't necessarily get to come to your shows it [CROSSTALK] watch you do what you do.
We're gone most of the year working on this thing and for them to finally see what we're looking on in the show that we're putting on around the country is
It was that girl I was in the musical with.
I was in that musical.
That's what they've been doing when they weren't at my birthday party.
Yeah, totally and also I think that's an interesting point to make in terms of you know.
Technology is not only used by you guys to stay connected to your fans, but also really used to connect with your family because you guys can be on the road for a really long time.
I cannot imagine how people kept in touch with their friends
And their partners and their family before we have [CROSSTALK]
Payphones or something.
It must have been payphones.
Postcards, there you go.
Like I wish you were here.
But it must have been really hard because if
We get the gift of FaceTime.
And sure, Snapchat.
FaceTiming is so fun on the road.
Yeah, so it's really fun.
And it feels really good to see these people back at home.
I like hijacking her FaceTimes.
I'll come back.
On the bus and she's talking to her friends and.
He's like is that Tara and Jen, give me your phone.
[LAUGH] And you've known her for so long I'm sure all of her friends and family are your friends and family.
We have, yeah.
That's very cool, you guys.
So how can we find more of your music and find out about your tour dates and stuff?
We're all over the Internet.
TheMowglis.net is our website.
TheMowglis.net, we're on Twitter.
We're on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, all those great-
Go to website info at a nice lower third for all of you at home.
Yeah and any social media that you use we use and you can connect with us directly.
Yeah say hi.
On it so.
So guys the tour starts May 25th.
West coast tour.
If you're in the US, don't miss it.
Just go have a good time.
And check out those videos and music online as well.
Cuz it's good stuff.
It's positive and fun.
It's really fun.
And stay tuned for record three, because we're very excited for it.
I'm titled record three.
I'm looking forward.
To the name of the record.
I think it's a great title, I mean come on, that sound really good.
I would listen to Jeff.
I think that there should be [CROSSTALK].
There's a huge demographic of Jeff in the country that would.
[CROSSTALK] Them directly.
Yeah, maybe some that you have not actually grabbed, yet.
So, there could be a whole new fan base.
No, there's gotta be Jeffs that, yeah.
I'm liking this idea.
Well, we've got all the Jeffs in the country unlocked, so.
[LAUGH] There you go.
Moving on to Michaels.
It starts with a Jeff.
And it ends the world.
So they say.
He's got that tattooed on his shoulder.
[CROSSTALK] So Katie Early, Andy Warren, thank you so so so so so much for coming by.
Thank you for having us.
Have a wonderful tour.
We hope it's full of
Of happiness and good energy and good vibes.
Yes, and I hope that we see you guys dancing at the Troubadour.
I think that you might have to see us dancing a jig.
Right before, it's a pre-E3 show.
There you go.
[UNKNOWN] have fun there.
Yeah, kinda hang.
All right that's it for our guests.
Thank you again to the Mowglis for stopping by the studio.
We will be right back.
And when we do we're gonna talk about a back it or hack it where you could fund
The first robot in the UK and also what we're into this week which includes a Jeff lifehack.
So stick around, it's Tomorrow Daily.
Welcome back to the show friends.
In that time.
I can't believe I made, I called them the Mogwais.
I was trying to save you, trying to.
I know all of you already typed in your YouTube comment about how dumb I am.
And you're right, you're right.
I was thinking Mogwai, it was Mowgli.
I just saw the Jungle Book movie, too.
I should have known.
You win the day, dumb.
Dumb, always at my heels.
We'd also like to apologise to the mob wives that are actually a band who are not here.
But no the Mogglie's.
Yeah they were delightful.
Yeah super good, thank you again Mogglie's, Katie and Andy were fab, just loved them.
Would you like to discuss a kick starter.
Yes I know that you are very excited about this
I, this is so weird I love it.
So let's see Back It or Hack It.
I'm going to introduce you to Eric.
[LAUGH] Eric, is Eric here.
Everybody knows Eric.
Eric is the UK's first robot.
Please tell me that Eric stands for something.
I don't think it does.
Engineered Robot in Canada?
So it's not Canadian?
Imagine a robot in Cambridge.
Eric is the UK's first robot.
There he is.
Something says he was made in 1962.
So let's discuss.
It was built in 1928.
Curator Ben Russell has had a dream to rebuild the UK's first robot, Eric.
This is from a science museum.
So it was built in 1928.
On the Kickstarter, Ben says Eric holds a unique place in our history.
He was everything we now imagine robots to be.
A talking, moving, mechanical person.
But then he disappeared and nobody knows what happened to him.
It's a real mystery.
Maybe you went to the future.
So basically what the science museum.
Woah, look at that.
Yeah, this is incredible.
So the science museum and an expert roboticist Giles Walker are gonna rebuild Eric based on original archive material.
He's like a clockwork automaton?
I'm not sure exactly how he was built, but its okay, so I'm going to tell you a little bit about Eric.
This is so fascinating to me you guys, I can't
Didn't they also do a kickstart to build, like a recreation of that [INAUDIBLE]
Machine originally [CROSSTALK]
I believe so.
Yes, I believe so.
So, on the Kickstarter, it says who is Eric originally built by Captain WH Richards and Russell.
Eric was one of the world's first robots.
Created less than a decade after the word robot was first used.
Less than a decade, so-
That's a steam punk is what's this is.
It totally is.
The New York Press deemed him almost a perfect man.
He open a society of model engineer's annual exhibition with speech and then.
He had a speech?
Apparently he spoke.
Though, this is, okay
He weighed just over 45 kilograms.
Had his armor plated chest, legs, and arms made of aluminum.
Aluminium, because it's aluminium because it's in the UK.
He fought crime.
He had a lightbulb for eyes and 35,000 volts of electricity caused blue sparks to fly from his teeth.
He's a superhero.
Guys can we discuss.
He's a cyborg.
It's basically Ganges.
It's this is exactly like Gangus.
There are some sparks in there too.
I'm hoping that it is a little more advanced than Gangus.
Well actually is is pry about the same if I'm guessing.
That footage though is incredible.
It's incredible, the crowds are wide by Miami and charm David Harass, he traveled the globe.
He went to US he went to Europe, he went to Three wives.
And then he disappeared.
It's a mystery.
I want to write a screenplay about this.
Re ran off, he retired.
I'm dying to.
He went to Bogata.
Yeah who knows.
You know what?
Maybe he's the first Cylon?
He could be be living among us now.
Living among us.
Maybe it's me.
It's not me.
It is totally me actually.
It is you.
It is me.
You're like please kickstart me.
This is my special announcement today.
Heres what they want, they want $50 thousand, US dollars
That seems very reasonable actually, to make that.
Yeah, seems pretty reasonable.
How much is that in 1920's dollars?
I don't know.
It's probably a lot.
So you can pledge any amount.
The later one
What do you get?
Do you get to shake his hand if you pledge, does he come to your house?
So the later ones.
Does he throw you a birthday party?
That would be pretty amazing.
If you do, let's say a hundred pounds, if you want to do a hundred pounds.
You'll be one of the first to see Eric in person at the science museum on the evening of Wednesday 19
16th of October, 2016.
They want to build them this year.
This is the year.
They're gonna build them by October!
So, they got 28 days left.
And I am 100%, I'm already backing this, like it's already, it's done.
I gotta get money for this just because I love This whole thing is such a mystery.
It's a cool story.
Please, I encourage you to go check out [UNKNOWN].
They don't have a lot of money so far, they only have sixteen thousand.
Do they have the exact plans that this guy used to build it?
They have archived information so some of it they can kind of piece together from video but then there are other parts that they actually have maybe some sketches but there's no Full blue print.
So, they have to sort of pieces together and figure out how he did it.
Yeah, they've hired an expert roboticists to help kinda fit together the information.
Or cheating and when using and I, do we know [LAUGH].
Yes, your a raspberry pie [INAUDIBLE].
But this is amazing.
I'm sure he had our do we know like stuff back to hand [LAUGH].
Sure to be a raspberry pie in 1928 opposite [INAUDIBLE] an actual pie.
So yeah, I highly encourage you.
Please go check this out.
It's so fascinating and so interesting and I just, I think it is so great that they are doing this.
And I wanna see Eric come back to life.
Like I said, they're struggling a little bit in terms of money so they want fifty thousand.
They only have sixteen thousand thus far so they're not.
That's twenty eight days.
They have 28 days left, so enough time for a zombie apocalypse.
Also not 28 days later.
And then also enough time to fund Eric, the UK's first robot.
Cool, save us from said apocalypse.
So go check that out.
It's called rebuild Eric, the UK's first robot.
So go check that link [CROSSTALK]
I love that his name's Eric.
Yeah, his name's Eric.
Eric Von Roboton.
Can we discuss your VR lifehack.
Let's do it.
Let's get into it.
I'm very proud of this.
Let's get right into this, because I got to say I saw this on
On your Instagram.
And I said, we need to put this in the show.
This needs to be in the show.
Yeah, you guys were like, you gotta video-
The world must know!
Yeah, I'm very pleased with myself.
I have to admit, this wasn't my original idea.
This was something that a friend of mine, Alex Ovrek alerted me to.
I guess somebody on Reddit had posted the facts, they figured it out.
So I just copied them but I'm very proud that it worked.
It's an Ikea hack is really what it is.
So if you have a Vive, an HTC Vive, you know that one of the bummers of room scale virtual reality is unfortunately at this point we're still tethered.
It has cables.
Everything's coming out of the back of your head like the Matrix.
Yeah, you're still wandering around.
Anyway you have the goggles on You don't necessarily see the cables.
You can feel them, you kinda, you're turning around, you're doing all kinds of fun video game stuff but then the cable.
But maybe you trip over them.
Yeah they get tangled around your feet.
So somebody figured out that if you go to Ikea and you buy this lamp called [UNKNOWN].
It's a giant sort of boom arm lamp.
Yeah and it has the big shade at the end of it.
You don't have the shade but you rig up the cable through the arm of the lamp?
So instead of the cabling for the actual plug.
It's the cabling for your.
I literally just snipped off that cable.
And fed the cable through.
Actually I had to buy some ties to tie it up.
And here's me, look at me.
Man, that's pretty great.
This is my little office there with all of my board games.
But yeah, look at that.
look at how great it works.
I am impressed.
I am super impressed with this.
Also I like the idea that they're fishing for users.
That looks like you just caught like let's throw a VR helmet into the sea and see what we get.
And then they caught you like a guy on the helmet, like.
I am a bit of a fish.
A lot of people were saying.
It's like chump
Yes, but a lot of people were calling me the VR Fish game.
I've been caught like, you know.
Yes that's exactly right.
But you know it really works well, and the cool thing is that that arm kind of has some give to it.
You know it's not static.
So you can duck and stuff.>> Well you can walk around and it will stretch where you need to go and it'll move.
It's real slick and it really works.
Reddit honestly is a real great resource for
For cool stuff.
Cool life hacks and now when I enter the volume and I put on my head set and I'm prepared.
You're in it.
What are you into this week?
You know, I gotta say, I'm really impressed with Daydream, Google Daydream.
Speaking of virtual reality, yeah.
Let's talk about some BR.
Apple, you're totally blowing it right now because this is the kind of thing I would expect from you
They're never first
But you know what, that's fine because Google is gonna do it and it's going to be great because Cardboard is already pretty cool.
So this is experience of Google Day Dream.
So Google Daydream, we have a really good special report on this on the website, on CNet.
Basically, they're combining hardware and software, they're gonna do specially designed smartphones, like they're gonna make smartphones that work with Daydream.
And then what they wanna do is they wanna give people a super accessible, but very high quality entry point into virtual reality.
So I guess the thing that Google is doing is setting up a series of
Of standards or guidelines-
So that anybody, any manufacturer can create a headset or a phone that will have a minimum requirement in order to fit into their-
And they're also incorporating this, which I find super fascinating, into Project Tango, so-
Which is their augmented reality stuff, and I mean.
The thing I don't like about cardboard is, is that you have to hold it, it's very easy for your phone to fall out of it, which I'm not a fan of.
Well, what do you want for no cost?
For $25.00, I mean, I get it.
But, and then also there's only one button at the top that really doesn't, you know, It's like kinda lame.
But this, they're saying the platform have a remote, so it'll be like a wand.
I'm a little disappointed by the remote.
I'm not because the thing is if it keeps the price down, that's the point.
Like it's not really-
That's the important part, yeah.
You want something that's a good pointer and maybe a slide like a touch pad type thing, like the Vive has, but you can't get too complicated because.
That's, the people who are buying that headset don't want complicated.
You're right and it's important also that they make sure it stays mobile, the idea is that you can put this on at the park, you can have it-
You can throw it in your bag and go out and do your thing.
But still, as a person who has the Vive and really enjoys that feeling of-
Experience of it.
It's not going to, the problem for me is that this is going to be the VR platform that reaches the most eyeballs.
Everyone experiences, sure.
And so the majority of software's going to be written for that, at least initially.
And I'm a little bummed that the point-of-interface that I'm going to have is this useless little thing.
But it also feels like, let's say
You're a kid and you have a trivia.
And you have, it's very simple.
In that respect.
And then you go all men, I can't wait to try something a little more complicated.
No, I totally agree.
I think it's a gateway drug to VR.
And I think that's great.
And I think most people will be perfectly happy with that simple experience, to daydream.
Like they'll be fine with it.
It's a positive step.
I was just a little bummed when I saw that-
I'm glad they even have a little promo.
Yeah, I guess you're right.
Because they could have gone without it again.
Well, most of the stuff made for gear VR now is all just head controlled.
It's all where you look at it.
And it's also this thing.
The Google Glass type control and navigation.
And I hate that.
I don't wanna reach up to my head.
I don't wanna do any of that.
I wanna feel, it's more natural when you have a controller or a remote, or something in your hand where you can do stuff with.
So this is I think A plus by Google.
I mean I was really impressed with IO.
We did not cover it on this show because it was literally covered everywhere else on CNET.
So we chose to Cover selfie sticks and-
[LAUGH] All the stuff that falls in between the cracks everywhere else.
But yeah, I'm so impressed with Daydream.
So high fives to Google on everything that they're doing with VR.
VR future's bright.
Cuz I think yes, this is the thing.
It's gonna be the thing that gets everybody into VR.
You don't need to have a fishing pole attached to your head.
So I guess that's a good thing.
But if you did-
But if you did, you'd go with Jeff's [UNKNOWN] of course.
All right, that is it for In To It.
So let's close out our show and check out our photo for the day.
Paul wrote in Paul sent this photo he took on his iPhone 6.
I want to go to there.
Yeah, I want to go to there forever.
Look at the beautiful water.
Can we just figure out a way to do the show from that beach?
That's a fantastic idea.
That seems like a great idea.
He says, hello, my name is Paul.
This is my photo taken by the iPhone 6 from a vacation me and the family took in Where do you think this is?
Take a guess.
That's in Carmel.
It's not far at all, California.
There we went to the Point Lobo State Natural Reserve where we saw various tide pools, rock formations, and gorgeous beach coves as pictured.
Love the show, keep up the awesome work.
You have my permission to use my photo.
That is a sweet beach cove.
That is a great cove.
As far as beach coves go that's pretty good.
I love that area of California, so Paul you totally crushed it.
Great photo, loved it there.
Is a foreground, middle ground, background, you see those little houses in the back.
And he also
He did the things that we always ask which is he told us what device he took that on.
He gave us permission to use it on the show.
He told us a little story about why he took that picture.
He didn't really tell us how to pronounce his name, but it's Paul so.
It's pretty easy.
If you guys want to send in you phonetogragphy you can email it to us tomorrow at CNN.
Our theme this month is spring dont feel discouraged.
We get alot phonetography easily is the thing that we get the most emails about>> Yeah we appreciate all those emails, we just can't use every single one of them.
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We got Andrew.
I don't want to call him Andrew.
And everyone else in the [INAUDIBLE] could not be here today because we don't have a set that can accommodate six people.
Plus us, that's eight.
That is a lot of people.
But yeah, thanks for watching the show.
We will be back next week with a brand new docket of science fact meets science fiction.
But until then.
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