A father-son duo in Russia has remade an old VAZ-2110 Lada into a robot inspired by the Transformers movies, cartoons, and toys. Gennadiy and Sergey Kocherga reportedly spent six months on the project, then took it to a stunt show in Oryol (a small city slightly south of Moscow) to show it off.
Meet Nadine, the world’s most human-like robot
Nadine with Prof Nadia Thalmann
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The world’s most human-like robot has begun work as a university receptionist as scientists predict the new technology will eventually provide childcare and offer friendship to lonely elderly people.
With her soft skin and flowing brunette hair, Nadine does not only meet and greet visitors, smile, make eye contact and shake hands, but she can even recognise past guests and spark up conversation based on previous chats.
Unlike conventional robots, Nadine has her own personality, mood and emotions. She can be happy or sad, depending on the topic.
“This is somewhat like a real companion that is always with you and conscious of what is happening”
Prof Nadia Thalmann
Powered by intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri orMicrosoft’s Cortana, she is the brainchild of scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and is based on her creator Prof Nadia Thalmann.
Prof Thalmann, the director of the Institute for Media Innovation who led the development of said robots such as Nadine are poised to become more visible in offices and homes in future.
“Robotics technologies have advanced significantly over the past few decades and are already being used in manufacturing and logistics,” she said.
“As countries worldwide face challenges of an aging population, social robots can be one solution to address the shrinking workforce, become personal companions for children and the elderly at home, and even serve as a platform for healthcare services in future.
“Over the past four years, our team at NTU have been fostering cross-disciplinary research in social robotics technologies — involving engineering, computer science, linguistics, psychology and other fields — to transform a virtual human, from within a computer, into a physical being that is able to observe and interact with other humans.
“This is somewhat like a real companion that is always with you and conscious of what is happening. So in future, these socially intelligent robots could be like C-3PO, the iconic golden droid from Star Wars, with knowledge of language and etiquette.”
Edgar the robot
The University also unveiled its new tele-presence robot named EDGAR which has a rear-projecting screen for its face and two highly articulated arms.
By standing in front of a specialised webcam, a user can control EDGAR remotely from anywhere in the world.
The user’s face and expressions will be displayed on the robot’s face in real time, while the robot mimics the person’s upper body movements.
EDGAR can also deliver speeches by autonomously acting out a script. With an integrated webcam, he automatically tracks the people he meets to engage them in conversation, giving them informative and witty replies to their questions.
Such social robots are ideal for use at public venues, such as tourist attractions and shopping centres, as they can offer practical information to visitors.
Assoc Prof Gerald Seet from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering NTU, has spent the last three years developing EDGAR.
“EDGAR is a real demonstration of how telepresence and social robots can be used for business and education,” added Prof Seet.
“Telepresence provides an additional dimension to mobility. The user may project his or her physical presence at one or more locations simultaneously, meaning that geography is no longer an obstacle.
“In future, a renowned educator giving lectures or classes to large groups of people in different locations at the same time could become commonplace. Or you could attend classes or business meetings all over the world using robot proxies, saving time and travel costs.”
Given that some companies have expressed interest in the robot technologies, the next step for these NTU scientists is to look at how they can partner with industry to bring them to the market.
Article by Coole Godwin
If you want to perform better as a man, without using unnatural methods, these 7 foods should be in your diet.
Many men have performance anxiety when it comes to bedroom affairs.
The average man wants to impress his lover— turning the bedroom time to a war that must be won.
Well, if you want to perform better as a man, these 7 foods should be in your diet:
Figs-These have amino acids that helps improve your sexual energy and increase libido.
Eggs-Eggs have a lot of protein. They help rebuild penile tissues and control your hormone levels.
Basil-Basil helps in improving circulation and flow to the Pen.!s, thereby aiding erection.
Almonds-Almonds help the heart and brain. They are rich in fatty acids which increase the male hormones.
Banana-Bananas are rich in protein which increases libido and gives stronger erections.
Garlic-Garlic may be smelly but they contain allicin which also improve circulation to the Penis.
Tuna-Tuna contains an enzyme, Larginine, which promotes penile blood flow and enlargement.
So, before you consider unnatural methods, try to have these foods in your diet.
You just must not need anything else
Celebrities are NOT just like us when it comes to their real estate holdings.
They make massive amounts of money every year, so it isn’t surprising that Hollywood stars and media moguls drop massive amounts of cash on the unbelievably luxurious abodes. What kind of home does $32 million buy you? How about $85 million? RadarOnline.com has photos and details about the 20 most expensive celebrity homes.
The Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, where Hugh Hefner houses his bunnies, is said to be worth $50 million, but it’s not the most expensive property in the neighborhood. While Petra Ecclestone plopped down a cool $85 million on the famous Spelling Mansion a few years back, her sister Tamara was recently eyeing a nearby property listed for close to $100 million!
Over in Florida, Tiger Woods is the proud owner of a $60 million Jupiter estate, while legendary rocker Rod Stewart owns a more modestly priced Palm Beach mansion at $12.5 million.
Jennifer Aniston recently purchased a swanky pad for a whole lot of money in Bel Air, so that she could live happily ever after with Justin Theroux. Find out how much cash she dropped in the gallery.
And Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest have both amassed a fortune with their covetable careers, but whose home has a heftier price tag?
See all the 20 most expensive celebrity homes by clicking here.
Exactly half of Africa’s 20 billionaires got richer in 2016. The continent’s biggest gainer in both dollar and percentage terms is Nigerian oil and telecom tycoon Mike Adenuga, whose net worth increased $2.7 billion to $5.8 billion since December 31, 2015. No other African billionaire added more than $1 billion to his or her net worth in the past year. Overall, the combined net worths of African billionaires decreased $3.1 billion in 2016. The increase in Adenuga’s net worth is largely due to new information FORBES obtained in 2016 about the value of his assets. Adenuga owns Nigerian telecom company Globacom and Nigerian oil company Conoil. While Adenuga’s net worth has increased since the beginning of 2016, it has dropped significantly since March 2016, when FORBES valued his fortune at $10 billion on the 2016 Billionaires List. Since then, his net worth has dropped $4.2 billion, due to the devaluation of the Nigerian Naira and the country’s struggling oil sector. Adenuga was the only Nigerian billionaire whose net worth increased this year. (Aliko Dangote, the richest Nigerian and Africa’s richest man, saw his fortune drop nearly 28% to $12.4 billion over the course of 2016.)
After Adenuga, South African mining billionaire, Patrice Motsepe and Egyptian billionaires Nassef Sawiris and Naguib Sawiris were the next biggest gainers in Africa, each adding $500 million to their fortunes over the year.
Egypt and South Africa were the only African countries where more than half of the country’s billionaires got richer in 2016. In both, four out of seven billionaires added to their wealth in the past year. In Nigeria, meanwhile, only one of four billionaires got richer this year.
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A 30-year-old man, Isyaka Dahiru, has got tongues wagging after he married two women at the same time in Nasarawa State.
The event which took place on New Year eve, brought the number of his wives to three.
Isyaka Dahiru and his two newly-wedded wives
Dahiru, a graduate of Accountancy from the state Federal Polytechnic, shared his pre-wedding photos with the two brides, Khadijat and Rashida.
He wrote: “The family of late Mallam Dahiru Ahmed invites the general public to the weeding fatiha of his son Isyaka Dahiru (Smiling Judge) and Khadijat and Rashida, which is scheduled to take place on 31/12/2016 at Muhd Adi residence behind RCM School Doma, off Ruttu Road by 10am.”
The second wedding took place an hour later at Sakora Dakashi Street off Lafia Road, while reception followed immediately at the groom’s residence along Lafia Road in Doma Local Government Area.
Facebook users blasted the ‘he-goat’ after he made the announcement.
A user, Eedris Sule said, “Because your religion permits you to marry up to four wives does not mean you should turn yourself into a he-goat.”
Makarfi Adams wrote: “Such a person will die young. You are 30 and have 3 wives already? Just dig your grave. Idiot.”
Desmond_Folks wrote: “And he gladly made this public. You shoyld be ashamed. I don’t even blame you, I blame the women. Two on the same day? What are the women thinking sef?
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sharing love no matter how little it may look like, you might just be saving a soul along your street.
don’t hate nobody’s choice,respect everyone’s life
this place won’t be bad at all
just having a great time
yeah! It’s Christmas
nature is great
waterfalls by nature
I just love seeing this part of the earth.
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Even the dumbest person knows that the world is controlled by certain individuals. Some say they are the richest families, some say secret organizations with members posing as a president’s right hand, some even say aliens in disguise.
dubai in view
The truth is, no matter who, the 99% is controlled by the 1% and there are things that the 1% would be happy if the 99% never find out of. But, be that as it may, the Murphy ’s Law still stands even for those individuals who steer the wheel and as the law says “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”.
People with humanity still in their hearts leaked some information, people who see things as they really are revealed conspiracies, and some with a little logic still in the head discovered the truth hidden from the 99%. Here are some of the greatest secrets “They” don’t want you to know of
always find a way
You have probably heard about the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP). It is a project funded by The US Navy and The US Air Force and its cover is technology that can allow US military to communicate with its fleet of submarines through very long distances.
How this works? There is an instrument in HAARP called “Ionospheric Research Instrument” which is a facility that transmits high-power radio frequency directly into a limited area of the Ionosphere.
This instrument manipulates the Ionosphere, the place where free electrons exist, and has a potential to create radio waves that will manipulate the earth’s magnetic field. You get yourself a control of the earth’s magnetic field and you control the earth.
Even more frightening is the fact that HAARP has a potential to control emotions through wave frequencies and manipulate human minds. Who knows, maybe they are responsible for our sudden mood swings. Project HAARP was shut down in May 2013 — or was it?
Who cares?lets explore some parts of the world together
the lotus temple located in new delhi, India
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Crow can recognise your face.
Crows can recognise the faces of humans who pose a threat to them or their habitat, and those memories can last a lifetime. Plus crows can live up to 15 years – so if you get into a fight with one, it might be time to start thinking about that moustache.
It’s now thought that crows have their own language – and that this language varies from region to region. They also make tools and play tricks on each other. Also, they still haven’t forgotten about you.
Instead of chewing, a spider injects venom into its prey – the venom liquifies the prey’s insides, and the spider sucks the liquid out. Like a milkshake.
A delicious milkshake made of internal organs
A Man Once Grew A Fir Tree In His Lung.
28 year-old Artyom Sidorkin thought he had a cancerous tumour in his lung but, when they opened him up, surgeons found a two-inch evergreen tree, instead.
This Japanese hornet is four inches long. Oh, and its venom dissolves human skin.
It also has the third most painful sting in the world, behind the tarantula hawk and the bullet ant.
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This is RUKKY and she belongs to my friend- Philip Osarobe
Now, we’ll be taking this bit by bit
She’s just 3months plus and she looks so adorable
Remember she was such a shy girl when she first came into our home,just like in this photo
Now, she has grown wild and fearless.
Talking about RUKKY, let’s view what the caucasian bread is all about.
There is a great variety of types among Caucasian dogs depending on their home region. The original purpose of this breed was to protect livestock from bears, wolves and thieves. Dogs similar to this superb guardian have protected livestock for at least 600 years. Even though its original use as a livestock guardian is declining it is still used by shepherds in Georgia and throughout the Caucasus Region.
The dogs are very highly regarded in Georgia. The image of the head of a Caucasian Shepherd dog decorated the coats of arms of several Georgian grand dukes.
Description : The breed is characterized by a massive bone structure and strong musculature. The tail is high set and usually carried in the shape of sickle, hook or ring. The thick coat is especially effective at keeping out the cold. There are two coat varieties: short and long. On the long-haired type, the hairs on the neck form a lion-like “mane”, and fringes and culottes on the rear part of the legs. The tail is thick and bushy. The short-haired type lacks these characteristics. Colors vary from gray, fawn, tan, pied, brindle and white. The large paws have hair between the toes, providing excellent insulation. Weight is in the range of 99-154 pounds (45-70 kg). The desirable height for males is in the range of 72 – 75 cm, for females 66 – 69 cm.
Characteristics : The typical Caucasian Shepherd dog is independent, strong willed and fearless. Because its thick coat protects it from adverse weather, it can live out-doors provided it has shelter.
Despite its superb qualities this is not a dog for everyone. It does not accept people it does not know and has a powerful urge to defend its family and family pets. Unless it is properly socialized and trained it may exhibit ferocious and unmanageable tendencies.
Caucasian Shepherd Puppies Bred at the Tabakini Monastery
Bassa’s father’s name is Butkuna Tabakini. He is an international champion and won ‘Best in Show’ at the International Dog-show “Golden Gate 2010”, which took place in Kiev, Ukraine.
Butkuna Tabakini – ‘Best in Show’ at the International Dog-show “Golden Gate 2010”, Kiev, Ukraine