This guy lost his legs to frostbite. He founded Bionix (he’s a PhD affiliated w/ MIT), which makes bionic limbs and designed his own. He can run, jump and climb mountains with them.
He chooses feet best for a particular climbing challenge.
He also researches bionics for people who have all their limbs. His subjects say when they remove the bionics, their legs feel “heavy and dumb.”
He adjusts his height as needed with his bionic legs. His fellow climbers say he “cheats” with these advantages. He doesn’t consider himself disabled.
He researches regenerative body parts. Lots of his clients are injured vets.
Look her up, she’s a model who uses different bionic legs for her performance art.
He discussed the matching of neurons with artificial intelligence and metal.
Lots of lab animal pics, mostly rats and kittens. They were disturbing, even if for a good cause.
New methods of manufacturing were discussed by both small entrepreneurs and execs of multinationals.
GE crowd sources ideas on Indiegogo and is coming out with an awesome line of home appliances.
An exec from Industrial Light and Magic discussed how the ability for anyone to set up a special effects business has killed theirs. They’re looking for “blue oceans” and one is the production of virtual reality tools for screenwriters. They can act out their story lines and organize story threads better with VR tools.
Autodesk’s CEO discussed how FB and other companies retain their best employees. These are interior shots at Facebook.
Facebook has an open bar and free food. They don’t mind if you drink at work.
The Internet of Things! Eventually everything will be connected -your fridge, phone, car, house. They’ll talk to each other and one (I guess they decide amongst themselves) will you what they need. Predictive, not preventative maintenance.
Generative design will replace iterative design. It involves humans and AI robots (ones who can predict what you want) working together to design and make things.
An example of generative design is this Boeing airplane. Robots with AI helped design it.
Here’s a partition door inside it.
If you want to read about it.
It’s made of a new material called scalmalloy.
This drone with a GoPro has replaced inspectors who had to climb scaffolding to look at stuff high up in one plant. This engineer makes a living designing and 3D printing things like these bumper guards, which keeps the drone from getting damaged when it hits a wall.
Execs talked about social justice and income inequality.
The blue is corporate profits, the red is worker salaries. He didn’t have any suggestions, tho. His concern was what to do about the upcoming masses of unemployed people who would lose their jobs to robots. He said idleness would lead to crime.
You don’t have to look far to see income inequality, homeless people are all over Vegas. I gave this poor guy some money. He looked surprised.
Teachers and students! Autodesk started a foundation last year. They want to give you money for your social justice projects!
The climate change hoaxers are incorporating their stuff in school curricula.
How’s that for a green building?
Great stuff in the Exhibit Hall.
Photos with depth information are on the way!
3D printed bike.
3D printed dress.
My husband enjoying the gadgets and beer.
And the pretzels.
Arrgh, AutoCAD! I went to Lynn Allen’s “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” class. Check out the game apps AutoCAD 2016 now has, esp. Hangman. You might find the depiction of the hanged man interesting. Or not.
My fellow nerds at the class.
The Venetian grounds.
View from the bridge on the grounds.
You can get anything delivered, apparently.
Bash to the Future was the end-of-conference party at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Lots of weird things walking around.
This is at the Las Vegas airport! I never saw a fresh flowers vending machine before.