Oh WOW, these are guys serious. They just bought the PREEMINENT walking robot company.
BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat, and Atlas have joined Google’s growing robot menagerie.
"Raibert is known as the father of walking robots in the United States. He originally created the Leg Lab, a research laboratory to explore walking machines at Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. He then moved the laboratory to MIT before leaving academia to build engineering systems for the military and Sony."
"His research in walking robots began with a pogo-stick project called “the hopper,” which he used to test basic concepts."
“I am excited by Andy and Google’s ability to think very, very big,” Raibert said, “with the resources to make it happen.”
Re-mixing classic breakfast dishes for a pizza pie, the Uncle Maddio's new morning recipes include homemade ranch dressing and tomato basil sauces, roasted and caramelized vegetables including green peppers, onions and mushrooms, along with pan scrambled eggs, premium ham, bacon and sweet Italian sausage.
New breakfast Panini options include ingredients such as Canadian bacon, egg and cheese, sweet sausage, egg and cheese and the bacon, egg and cheese. The Uncle Maddio's breakfast calzone break-zones include made-from-scratch traditional or whole-wheat dough. The new recipes include The Mediterranean, The Country Boy and Good Morning Italia. Each break-zone features homemade sauce, such as tomato basil and barbeque, fresh cheeses, scrambled eggs and marinated meats and vegetables, according to a news release.
"We see breakfast as a natural step to provide our customers with the most choices in Charlotte," said Uncle Maddio's Chef Pizza Maker Matt Andrew. "We look forward to serving early morning patrons, and seeing how we can grow our breakfast appeal in markets where breakfast is a natural fit."
""We are very excited to now offer breakfast at Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint in Uptown Charlotte," said Jerry Licari, Uncle Maddio's Charlotte-area franchise owner. "Our customers are craving more from Uncle Maddio's, and we are happy to deliver with innovative and creative new breakfast items, along with fresh fruit, premium coffee, and fresh-squeezed juices. We 'Serve With Love' at lunch and dinner, and look forward to greeting customers earlier in the day with our soon-to-be famous breakfast pizzas, Panini and break-zones.""
Who said breakfast pizza was a dumb idea?? LOL :-)
Google article title if interested, "Uncle Maddio's testing breakfast pizzas"
GLTA (Longs that is) :-)
Not to mention safer. Currently, car accidents are one of, if not the, leading causes of death. It's projected to virtually eliminate traffic deaths. Beyond saving lives, imagine the savings for our health system, insurance system, the increased productivity from these savings, plus the fantastically more efficient traffic management!!!! The list goes on!!!!!
GLTA (longs that is) :-)
Check out the video with the article. It's short, and you only see some of the new areas, but gives a feel for the impressiveness of the additions that have been made to the winery.
Google article title if interested, "New tasting room at Willamette Valley Vineyard is impressive"
"Whenever we have guests in town, we nearly always take them to Willamette Valley Vineyards for a visit to taste their wines. It’s a great way to show off two of the jewels of our state, the wine industry, as well as our beautiful surroundings."
"The exterior of the tasting room building may look the same, but don’t let it fool you. You’ll be awed the minute you step through the double doors." YES YOU WILL. :-)
"Taking visiting friends and family to Willamette Valley Vineyards has always been a treat for our family, and it enhances the experience of our visitors. The new tasting room is sure to impress them even more and help make their visit a memorable one."
GLTA (Longs that is) :-)
"When Android founder Andy Rubin stepped away from the mobile operating system he helped create, rumors suggested he would pursue his lifelong love of real robots instead. Now, The New York Times reports that those rumors were true: Google has purchased seven different robot companies for a secretive new robotics initiative — and placed Rubin at its head."
"The story apparently comes from Rubin himself, who granted the Times an interview but wouldn't provide many details about Google's plans. Apparently, the robot group is distinct from the Google X lab, which has become synonymous with the company's crazier hardware projects, such as self-driving cars and balloon-powered internet. However, Rubin said that the new division — which could even be spun off as a separate company — is still pursuing a "moonshot" of that sort. Currently, Rubin is hiring roboticists for the project, which the Times reports will maintain offices in both Palo Alto and Japan."
Another good article on the topic, Google article title if interested, "Android founder Andy Rubin's secret Google project: building real robots"
Google article title if interested, "Meet your robot overlords: Google makes big robotics play, acquires seven firms in 6 months"
There NOT doing this as an X project. They have taken the step and crested a DIVISION for this effort. Means they are SERIOUS. All goodness for iRobot, the opportunity is accelerating, we are the experts, AND we own the BRAND, "iROBOT". :-)
"Google has launched an aggressive effort to develop a new class of robots, acquiring seven companies in the last six months and putting the man behind Android in charge, according to a New York Times story published Tuesday night."
“It’s a pretty exciting day for robotics,” he said. “When someone like Google makes an investment like that in robots, others are likely to follow suit. It can only spur investment and innovation.”
Google if interested.
Jarvik Heart lands approval from the Japanese Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Agency for its Jarvik 2000 heart, a left ventricular-assist device.
"The Jarvik 2000 is capable of supporting patients as small as 4' 6" tall & weighing less than 85 lbs. and as big as 6' 2" tall & weighing more than 225 lbs., by utilizing different speeds for the different sizes."