Mission Oriented Innovation | Jeffrey Sachs

Politics fractures when policy fails – as events of the last year have shown. Nine years on from the global financial crisis, policymakers are still struggling to find convincing answers to the economic problems it exposed. At the same time, the world faces many significant and complex challenges, from climate change to the problems of managing chronic health conditions, to the challenges of ageing populations, to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This special event marks the launch of a new collaboration between the RSA and UCL’s new Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose to develop mission-oriented innovation policy in practice.

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Link: Mission Oriented Innovation | Jeffrey Sachs

READY TO CRAWL

“READY TO CRAWL” are bio-like robots which all parts are printed as one at once by Additive Manufacturing.

Designer: Hiroshi Sugihara
Project director: Shunji Yamanaka
Based on the AM structure research of Satoshi Tanigawa

M&Ms and Skittles sorting machine

This machine sorts M&Ms and Skittles by colour. Unsorted candy is put in a hopper on the top. Sorted candy is put into six bowls on the bottom side of the machine.

It’s pretty quick and sorts about 2 pieces of candy per second. It uses Arduino microcontrollers and stepper motors for quick and precise movement. A TCS34725 color sensor performs the measurements. Furthermore, the device is equipped with LEDs in several spots which nicely complement the overall look of the machine.

Project page on my website: http://bit.ly/2kQNIKx