Category Archives: Electronic

Do You Think The Future Of Robotic

The future of warfare will be autonomous, algorithmic and robotic, in many cases it already is. We have missile defense systems which act based on information without waiting for a human to make the decision. We have robotic aircraft, and autonomous systems everywhere we look. Most of our adversaries both large and small use robotics, electronics, and autonomous devices to serve their will in battle. A smaller army needs an advantage, and the old days of lining up and having a war of attrition are long gone. Since all armies or opponents seek an advantage and since robotics, autonomous systems are an advantage – these systems will be deployed as often as possible.

There was a rather interesting article on Singularity Hub titled; “Watch These 1,069 Robots Dance Their Way to a New World Record,” by Vanessa Bates Ramirez on September 5, 2017 that stated:

“WL Tech held the dance party to demonstrate their latest robotic technology. The robots were all programmed via one group control system. One Dobi Robot is 47cm tall, weighs 2.15 kilos, and costs $330. Besides dancing, the robot can also walk, talk, and do Tai Chi. There’s a lot of anxiety around robots taking on new capabilities. They’re already smarter than us in some ways. Can they eventually become conscious? Will they steal all our jobs? Amid these worries, and for better or worse, robots will likely continue to infiltrate our lives in various capacities-so we may as well have some fun with them.”

For this demonstration and I believe there is a YouTube clip of it somewhere, they lined up the robots like an army in a parade to do their performance. If you were to blur the video image with your eyes or just back up a little you would be able to tell these were cute little robots or storm troopers with weapons. Indeed, it’s the same technology either way anyhow.

Many cringe at the thought of robotic armies slaughtering humans, many nations now are convening in Geneva to update the Geneva Convention when it comes to robotic weapons, especially fully autonomous ones (no human in the loop or at the controls by remote). Still, who says it will be robots killing humans, most likely it will be robotic armies attacking other defending robotic armies and the nation with the best robots wins – thus, the other surrenders to their political will. Think this is all science fiction? It’s not, it’s almost here, yes, you should be concerned.

How to Find Electronic Kits For Amateurs

Do you enjoy electronics and want to learn about how things work? Are you a novice and want to understand more about the principles of electricity? If this describes you, then here are some great tips on finding electronic kits for amateurs.

As society changes from a mechanical environment to a more electronic age, hobbyists are turning to models that will teach them more about how electrical devices operate. The advent of computers, cell phones, iphones and wireless devices as well as other electronic gadgets have sparked a new interest in how this medium works. People are curious about how electricity can help to generate energy in order to reduce our need for petroleum based products. Learning about electronics can help you to understand more about the devices that are being produced every day.

Here are some ideas that you can find in your local hobby shop to help you learn about electricity:

* Radio Kits
Learn about radio frequencies and how electricity is used to build portable radios. Imagine the thrill of building your own radio. Just picture your child’s face as you begin to receive music and broadcasts from radio stations around the area on the radio that you built.

* Robot Electronics
One of the most popular electronic kits for amateurs is building an electronic robot. Robotics are advancing and becoming more important every day as technology improves. More kids are learning how to create their own robots and the need to understand electricity is a crucial part of that knowledge.

* Electric Motor Kits
Engine design is becoming an important topic in today’s society and many automotive designers are turning to engines that can run on electricity. You may not be the next designer of a working automotive engine design, but then again you never know. However, electric motor kits can give you a great understanding about how many of today’s devices are operated using an electric motor.

* HydroElectricity Kits
Learn how electricity is produced by water currents and how it is used to create power that is then transferred to power grids.

* Solar Electricity Kits
Learn how harnessing the Suns energy can create electricity to run everything from power stations to automobiles.

* Windmill Electricity Kits
Use the power of wind to generate electricity. This is becoming a huge discussion as many people are trying to improve our energy demands using the power of wind generated energy.

* Electronic Toys
Learn to build all types of toys, transmitters, race cars, helicopters and many other devices that are run on electricity.

There are literally hundreds of things you can build while learning about how electricity works. In order to find electronic kits for amateurs, check with your local hobby store or go online. You will find plenty to keep you busy and expand your knowledge of how things work.