Video Friday: iCub Does Yoga, Wooden Walking Robot, and Wind Tunnel for Drones

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We're told that Markus bet that this thing could only work in theory, and lost: This video introduces the monospinner, the mechanically simplest controllable flying machine in existence. With the company's ultra-low power, high performance Myriad 2 processor inside, the Fathom Neural Compute Stick can run fully-trained neural networks at under 1 Watt of power. As a tinkerer and builder of various robots and flying contraptions, I've been dreaming of getting my hands on something like the Fathom Neural Compute Stick for a long time. Last year in Seoul, KAIST's Unmanned Systems Research Group participated in an autonomous car demo in downtown Seoul. to test 'deep learning' autonomous cars on California roads


Another self-driving car startup is about to hit the roads. The Wall Street Journal reports that, a Silicon Valley startup that received 12 million in funding last year, has been granted a license to test autonomous vehicles on California roads. It's the 13th company to receive permission. But given that it's been granted a license to hit the road, it seems likely enough that it has stable self-driving tech ready to put on a vehicle.