Caltech’s robot flies, walks and skateboards!
Leonardo is a rather special robot… It is a drone mounted on robotic legs. It is the result of research by a team from the University of California Institute of Technology. This hybrid robot, equipped with propellers allowing it to fly, could interest the army as well as the first aid sector. The university team wishes in the future to make it take off vertically in order to be able to intervene on rough terrain. She would also like to improve her bipedal robot so that it can decide on its own, depending on the situation, whether to fly or walk.
Canon releases the first lens capable of filming in VR
New from Canon is the RF 5.2 mm F2.8L Dual Fisheye. This objective with two lenses comes to bring, according to the Japanese giant, “ quality content [qui] lack To virtual reality. The most notable innovation is the integration of two lenses instead of just one in a single housing. Canon has opted for two very wide angle lenses. It also offers two domed fisheye lenses, and spaced 60mm apart to mimic the distance between our two eyes. The optics will be delivered with EOS VR Utility software, as well as a plug-in for Adobe Premiere in order to exploit the filmed images. The Dual Fisheye will be marketed from 2,199.99 euros.
Polar’s Grit X Pro, the connected watch for athletes
Polar has just put on sale its new multisport connected watch: the Grit X Pro. It is above all dedicated to adventurers and athletes. This smartwatch has training features, military resistance and has excellent battery life (40 hours). The latter adapts to any environment and weather conditions. The Polar Grit X Pro can be submerged up to 100 meters deep and withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -20 ° C to 50 ° C. It is also resistant to shocks and scratches thanks to a sapphire crystal lens that covers the watch face. This smartwatch has a touch screen, 5 buttons for navigation, as well as an accelerometer, barometer and stopwatch. It is available in 3 colors from 499.99 euros. For the Titanium version, lighter, it will take 100 euros more.
T20, the new tablet from Nokia
Nokia is entering the tablet market with a novelty: the T20. It has a 10.4 inch 2K LCD screen. The device is equipped with an 8 Mpx back sensor and a 5 Mpx on the front. Compatible with facial identification, the T20 has two microphones and two speakers. Nokia has opted for a sandblasted aluminum frame, which makes the slate lighter: 470 grams. The T20 will be marketed at a price of 239.90 € for the 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage version. For the 4G compatible model, it will cost € 259.90.