This is Pleo Rb, a real robot that can learn, "think," and respond to a variety of stimuli. To mimic, on a micro level, the human brain, Pleo and many other intelligent robots are programmed with neural networks. A neural network is a system of "synthetic neurons" programmed to receive any number of inputs, process the information, and spit out a number of outputs.Read More
Frill-Ability has been absent for quite some time because honestly, I couldn’t find the enthusiasm to write with the seemingly infinite amount of human rights issues plaguing the world and the United States. I thought to myself, what kind of real difference could I make? A huge issue that I might be facing and many others already are is the loss of insurance. This is a death sentence for the disabled and chronically ill community.
One skill I do have is the power of research, and now is a time that we need to take advantage of our community’s amazing resources. We just don’t always know they are there. For example, there are free or low-cost clinics all over the nation who assist low-income and uninsured populations. (even veterinary care! ...coming soon...) I have tasked myself with eventually creating a master list for at least one or two per state, so that you can come here and find what you need.Read More
Pokemon Go has not just been an overnight sensation. For those of us playing since Pokemon Red and Blue was released for the Gameboy family somewhere between 17 to 20 years ago depending on where you live, you have been along for the whole ride. You have loved your magical friends and their enchanting universe without falter. You basically lived together, right?
As you have noticed, it has taken some time for Pokemon to socially progress. It was not until Pokemon Crystal, released in Japan in 2000, that we could choose to be a female character. X and Y was the first game a player had some control over skin colour, but that was removed in Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby.Read More
VR will allow enriching experiences to individuals with chronic, debilitating conditions they would normally not enjoy who spend most of their time in their homes or hospitals. It's a safe place to socially interact with new people or connect with far-away loved ones. Other applications are anxiety reduction and somewhat contrarily, exposure therapy. One could escape to relax or face fears in a controlled environment.Read More