War and Peace : It’s about some Russian People

I can vaguely remember seeing some comedy or something decades ago (Steve Martin?) where some super-human being or robot from the future or something is handed a book, and asked “have you read it?”

He rifles the pages for a second or two and says “I have now”.

Well it’s here:


The same people that made the scarily fast baseball robots have made a proof-of-concept machine that films a book being rifled at 1000 frames a second, using range-finding and a spot of trig, to rejig the scans so they’re flat.

I tell yer… these machines are going to be bigger, faster, better than we are long before anyone figures out how to make them look human.

2 Comments » for War and Peace : It’s about some Russian People
  1. monki says:

    Do you have a link to their site?

    Thanks for sharing!

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