We attended the LemanMake Festival in Nyon, to go and meet the hackers, makers in the region and to see how to democratise what can be done with fablab machines. Workshops for kids, impressive demo, conferences, everything was there to discover what the future will look like.
Also a great opportunity to meet with our friends from all parts of Switzerland.
Gadget Guru is a short weekly radio show on World Radio Switzerland that I do with Tony Johnston.
Here's the show from January 27th, 2015:
Here's the usual set of links & videos from the show:
Our list of Pangloss Labs events so you won't miss our next robot workshop
The Open Source (hardware and software) Thymio robot from EPFL and it's programming environment
The NAO robot
and the much more serious and large ATLAS robot from Boston Dynamics:
And one of my favourite French open source robot projects, InMoov:
Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics:
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Have a good week, and remember that according to the original Terminator movie humanity should have been destroyed by now, so we are definitely not in that future.