Building Automation, or Adaptive Architecture, is a relatively new discipline. It is a merging of Home Automation techniques with biometric and behaviometric techniques in order to create a building which has an internal sensor web linked to a controlling computer system, serving as the brain of the building.
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Although use of AI and AGI to give robots minds of their own is something still very much in its infancy, great strides are being made. In this specific case, automation Scientists Fredrik Danielsson and Bo Svensson of University West in Sweden, have created an automation system where such robot arms make their own decisions and adapt to external circumstances.
Stage 2: Planting the seed
The second stage in building a race, is to look at what the physical attributes are; building on the limitations discovered in the habitat from part one.
This is one of two such large images showing the process of building a Matrix Universe VR world via the process of animation, which makes it clearer to see what is going on and draw parallels to our own methods of building worlds.
This is the second of two such large images showing the process of building a Matrix Universe VR world via the process of animation, which makes it clearer to see what is going on and draw parallels to our own methods of building worlds.
A bit of a hybrid between a coding resource and a building resource, this looks at parsers, and the difficulty in getting natural language interaction between rooms, objects, and players.
Stage 3: The seedling sprouts through
The third stage in building a race is to look at the environment, at the physical capabilities of the race itself, and build on these, into the base culture they will have.
The 1998 film Dark City, actually may have much to teach us about building practices in modern VR. At least, after the warped minds at VWN get through with it.
Originally part of a larger article on "Building Specifications for Cruel World MUD", this section, discussing the best way to build rooms is applicable to any text-based virtual environment, and, as such, is a recommended read.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation in Germany, have demonstrated the advantages of using virtual reality for product development in commercial settings.
A scene from 'The Stepford Wives' in which the robotic skin is shown to Joanna for the first time; along with the knowledge that she will soon be inside it, whether she wishes it or not. This plays on the submersion of humanity within the machine, and also the uncanny valley.
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Building owners and designers, and particularly members of the building services industry, are racing to implement intelligent buildings and smart grids, which are widely heralded as a boon in terms of both energy efficiency and facilities ...
The increasing demand for complex networking skills to set up ever faster and more convoluted internet connections, is leading to a new type of job in largely computer-illiterate societies.
In Britain, people keen to be wired...
United Devices' 3rd annual conference will be held March 7 & 8, 2007 at the Sheraton Hotel in Boston's Copley Square. The theme this year is Grid in 2007: Virtual Reality. UD:07 aims to cut through the noise surrounding virtualization to ...
A new quick, easy to use and free software tool created by NREL developers seamlessly combines the building energy simulation of EnergyPlus with the popular drawing interface of Google's SketchUp, helping architects design healthier struct...
In an office trailer parked outside a mine shaft in northern Ontario, operator Carolyn St-Jean leans back in her chair and monitors a machine loading nickel-rich ore into rail cars deep underground.
Once filled, the automated...