Meet HERB (Home Exploring Robotic Butler) who was developed at Carnegie Mellon’s Personal Robotics Lab.
HERB has finally tackled an important and difficult problem – how to separate an Oreo Cookie.
Thanks to Chris Briem @ NullSpace for sharing this video.
Here are a whole bunch of articles (with some humous titles) about HERB and oreo cookies …
Sure, Give That Robot A Knife: Three More Oreo Separator Machines (uproxx.com)
HERB the robot butler takes part in Oreo cookie challenge (gizmag.com)
Carnegie Mellon’s HERB Masters Critical Oreo Separation Task (33rdsquare.com)
HERB the Robot Separates Oreo Cookie Before Turning on His… Read the rest
The following is a guest post from Eric Silver who is the founder of the Pittsburgh based company WebKite. I have crossed paths with Eric a few times over the past couple of years – coincidentally I think I may have first been introduced to him at Bacon Night at the Harris Grill (All good things on this blog related back to bacon night). Over the past few months I have been learning more about WebKite and how to use their tools to build some more great and Pittsburghy features for IheartPGH. You can learn more about WebKite and sign… Read the rest
If you want to learn more about social media then this is the weekend for you.
This Saturday and Sunday is the 7th Annual Podcamp Pittsburgh – a free unconference where social media experts from Pittsburgh and beyond will be offering presentations and panel discussions on all things social media. There are lots of sesssions for every level. If you have been looking to learn more about how to use blogging, Facebook, Twitter, podcasts and a host of other tools to get better connected on the internet – then Podcamp is for you.
Podcamp starts Friday night with a happy… Read the rest
If you follow @IheartPGH on twitter – you know that I am a devoted Blackberry user. I am constantly being asked why I use such a device when I could just “get an iphone.” I am loyal to the Blackberry. Until this week – something happened – that may be the reason I need to get an iphone – it is for the sake of all things Pittsburgh.
Meet the app that may make me break up with my Blackberry (I might say that my relationship has been one of the longest and best of my life) – Yinztagram.
Yinztagram… Read the rest
I have been waiting for MakerFaire to come to Pittsburgh for years!!! I have been a follower of Make and Craft – both are magazines/blogs published by O’Reilly Media. The Make magazine folks organized the first Maker Faire in CA back in 2006. It was a live festival of all things creative, handmade, DIY and hacked. Since 2006 – Maker Faires have been held all over the world.
Maker Faires have included demonstrations of all kinds of neat things. I had the opportunity to see Bre Pettis, who is a maker/hacker extrodinairre, give a talk on the 3d printer back… Read the rest