The hybrid car was created by hacking a PS4 controller, opening it up, and adding a microcontroller inside to simulate the button presses, read the car signals and finally connect the signals to a PS4 with a mini PC. There was, we believe, lots of soldering involved.
According to Mikko Pietilä, creative director at TBWA\Helsinki, the idea was borne out of thinking about the unforeseen consequences of the ‘driverless’ car. What might people do in their vehicles when they no longer have to actively drive them? “Project Controller explores what part cars will play in people’s lives in the future and what is beyond the act of simply driving,” he says. “How will people spend their time in cars when they don’t need to keep their eyes on the road? Wouldn’t it be cool if your driving experience could be transformed into something entertaining?”
“This is an autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot built around a fusion of Yamaha’s motorcycle and robotics technology. R&D is currently underway with the goal of developing the robot to ride an unmodified motorcycle on a racetrack at more than 200 km/h. The task of controlling the complex motions of a motorcycle at high speeds requires a variety of control systems that must function with a high degree of accuracy. We want to apply the fundamental technology and know-how gained in the process of this challenge to the creation of advanced rider safety and rider-support systems and put them to use in our current businesses, as well as using them to pioneer new lines of business.”
“The Hardware I/O library allows to access the computer’s hardware periperals, such as digital inputs and outputs, serial busses, and the like, in a fashion similar to the Arduino plaform. This library is only available for embedded Linux boards with the necessary kernel drivers, such as the Raspberry Pi.”
“Using the latest in emotional recognition technology, watch as you are guided through an immersive film that is shaped, directed and inspired by your facial and emotional reactions. Based on your measures of engagement – captured by your device’s camera – your personal vision of extraordinary is defined and a bespoke Bentayga is recommended for you.
You are shown why certain colours and materials were suggested for you, and how your interaction with the video content resulted in your recommended Bentayga specification. This is then published within a special digital magazine stored within the app.”
Rhei is an electro-mechanical clock with a liquid display in which the hours are displayed using ferrofluid—a liquid that becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field. Little information about Rhei is available so far, but the operation of the lettering can be understood relatively simply: ferrofluid was given it’s name because it fuses the characteristics of ferromagnetic elements (magnet) and fluid substances (water or organic solvent).
“Play it at home, play it on stage, and play whatever sound you want. The Seaboard RISE is a revolutionary instrument that lets musicians touch and shape sound, opening new dimensions of musical expression. Building on the technological breakthroughs of the Seaboard GRAND, the Seaboard RISE is is accessible to all music-makers because of its portability, affordability, and intuitively designed interface.”
“Eko Devices (Eko) is launching the Eko Core, an FDA-cleared next generation digital stethoscope designed to help address a cardiovascular disease crisis that affects 1 in 4 people worldwide. Using the Eko Core, clinicians can now amplify, record, analyze, and securely share heart sounds. For the first time in history, patient heart sounds can be integrated with the electronic health record (EHR) via a HIPAA-compliant mobile application for more seamless cardiology referrals, documentation, and cardiac monitoring.”