Monday, 18 March 2013

Turning Trash into Toys for Learning

 Turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Wing Surveys Her New Opportunity - Microsoft Research

Wing Surveys Her New Opportunity - Microsoft Research: Wing Surveys Her New Opportunity
By Rob Knies
February 28, 2013 1:15 PM PT
When Jeannette Wing joined Microsoft Research in January 2013 as a Microsoft vice president and head of Microsoft Research International, in charge of Microsoft Research’s non-U.S. labs, she brought with her a sterling set of credentials. She had served long and well as head of the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University and for three years as assistant director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). A recipient of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wing has a broad range of expertise, ranging from the foundations of trustworthy computing to software specification and verification to concurrent and distributed systems to programming languages and methodology. A month into her new job, she found time for a wide-ranging discussion about her new role and what she sees ahead.

Q: Why Microsoft Research, and why now?

Monday, 4 March 2013

LEGO NXT Balancing Road TwoWheels Robot - YouTube

LEGO NXT Balancing Road TwoWheels Robot - YouTube: "LEGO NXT Two Wheels self balancing inverted pendulum Gyro stabilized position course and speed. Jumping and climbing functions in Road Mode.
NXT Ballbot applies the same technology on two axis:
NXT Ballbot Simulation with MsExcel:
Lego NXT TwoWheels es un robot de dos ruedas estabilizado con gran movilidad y posibilidades. Está programado en RobotC y gracias a su interfaz Bluethoot puede ser controlado desde un ordenador o smartphone."

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