Many of you know the fourteen people who were the crew from the Tall Ship The H.M.S. Bounty since the Bounty spent some time giving tours at The Newburgh Waterfront. 14 of the 16… Continue reading
UPDATE: Gotta love the power of social media! The sailboat has been found and is going to be picked up by Sea Tow and returned to West Point. Thank you all so much… Continue reading
RIVER FRONT MARINA MEMBERS: On Saturday, May 5th at 9AM, come by Captain Jakes at the Newburgh Waterfront for a FREE Breakfast Seminar on bumpers and lines. Learn all there is to know… Continue reading
The Hudson Valley Marine Trades Association participates Sunday, April 29th, 2012, A great group of Coast Guard, Police, Boat Dealers, Marine Service Organizations all working together at the Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, NY
“The Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program received the prestigious Environmental Quality Award on Friday in honor of its outstanding work in developing and implementing an “action agenda” for restoring the… Continue reading
Although it’s April 1st, this is no joke! It’s a cloudy 50 degree (Fahrenheit) Sunday afternoon in Haverstraw on the Hudson River with the water temp a balmy 46 degrees (Fahrenheit), but it’s… Continue reading
; CALLING ALL LADIES! – We Are Currently Looking For “Miss or Mrs. May!” for The May Issue of Boating On The Hudson Magazine. All Ages Are Welcome! We make our final selection… Continue reading
Taken yesterday at a brook leading into the Hudson River.
Click The Link Below To See This AMAZING NEW 360 degree Video Technology and To Relax! Make Sure To Click and Drag With Your Mouse In The Video To See ALL 360… Continue reading
When we last heard from the University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab, researchers there had provided video of a swarm of quadrotor robots, which they had programmed to perform some pretty impressive precision flying. Well, now the GRASP quadrotors are back, performing a feat that’s certainly much more … entertaining. In a video that was presented yesterday at the TED2012 conference in California, a group of the little guys are shown performing the James Bond theme on musical instruments.
The quadrotors performed in a room that was equipped with infrared lights and cameras. Reflectors on the struts of each robot reflected the light to the cameras, which allowed the system to determine each quadrotor’s exact position within the room. That information was then relayed wirelessly back to the robots, to make them aware of their own location, and those of the other robots.
In order to perform the music, each quadrotor had been assigned a set of waypoints in three-dimensional space, each one of which they had to reach at a precise point in time. While those coordinates had been programmed in by human operators, it was up to each robot to determine how to reach its waypoints on time, without disturbing the other units.
While the video below is certainly fun to watch, the exercise performed in it is aimed at improving the quadrotors’ performance in much more practical applications. By learning how to get jobs done while staying out of each others’ way, the robots could be better able to perform duties such as surveying disaster sites, establishing wireless communications relays, or even building structures.
Jonathan Atkin shoots ships— aircraft carriers, cruise ships, tugs, cargo ships, speedboats and everything in between. If you spend just five minutes browsing through the images on his website, www. shipshooter.com, you’ll understand… Continue reading