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Tag: Autodesk

Machines Won’t Replace Us—We’ll Become Their Mentors

From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It's...

Evolution’s Brutally Simple Rules Can Make Machines More Creative

Despite nature’s bewildering complexity, the driving force behind it is incredibly simple. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is an uncomplicated but brutally effective optimization strategy...

Machines Won’t Replace Us, They’ll Force Us to Evolve

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” - John Culkin (based on Marshall McLuhan’s ideas) Something big is...

Exponential Medicine: The Most Advanced Nanotechnology Today Is Already Inside You

For me, the word nanotechnology evokes a specific image. Maybe you’re the same. It’s a machine. Perhaps a little futuristic. But something that wouldn’t...

Will These Giant Robots Do Battle? American MegaBot Challenges Japan’s Kuratas Mecha

Two proud countries, two extraordinary warriors…one title. Just like Rocky IV. Only instead of Sly and Dolph, substitute a 15-foot, 6-ton American robot going...

These Robots Will 3D Print a Steel Bridge Over a Canal in Amsterdam

3D printing is stuck in a box. Most of the printers on the market are relatively small, and the scale of objects is limited by...

Singularity Surplus: Robotic Furniture and Stuffed Animals

Kids learn with robots; 3D printed liver, no stem cells required, robotic furniture; living forever as computer code

Biotech’s Brave New World: Push One To Create Life; Push Two To Create Alien...

It’s been a good month for miracles. And by miracles I mean our oldest miracle, that first miracle, the creation of life itself. During these...

AutoDesk and Organovo Team Up To Bring Printable Human Organs Closer

Bioprinting firm, Organovo, isn’t anywhere near 3D printing a hand or heart. But a recently announced partnership with 3D modeling software giant Autodesk (maker of AutoCAD) might speed things up a bit. As Autodesk’s Carlos Olguin says, “Life is becoming a nascent design space in an engineering sense. It’s subject to specs, subject to QA, it’s repeatable. Biology is becoming an engineering discipline.”

Free 123D Catch App Makes Your iPhone a 3D Scanner

In three years 3D scanners have gone from $30,000 to $3,000 to—$0.00?! AutoDesk’s free 123D Catch app is now available for the iPhone and...


Autodesk fellow Tom Wujec talks design thinking during the December 2011 Executive Program at Singularity University.

Jonathan Knowles, Executive Program December 2011 Singularity University

The senior advisor to the CEO of Autodesk, Jonathan Knowles talks design at the December 2011 Executive Program at Singularity University.


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