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Robotics

Submission + - OpenGertie - Open Hardware relative of Pixar's Luxo Junior (opengertie.org)

zapyon writes: Fabian Gerlinghaus has constructed a robotic desklamp that includes a camera and a microphone as a "flexible and low-cost resource for conducting research into cognitive products and human-robot interaction." As it is open hardware all plans are available and you may make your own if you have a 3D printer available.

Submission + - Manning's lawyer motions for "unlawful pretrial punishment" (armycourtmartialdefense.info)

zapyon writes: The 100+ pages of the motion describe in detail the torture-like treatment of the suspect. — Can a trial be just, could any "confession" be trusted after such treatment?

The question for future whistle-blower remains: how to sound up without getting caught and treated like this unlucky man.

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