An absolutely incredible great ball contraption which took japanese dude Aikiyuki 600 hours to build.
“Two Ball Juggling with High-speed Hand-Arm and High-speed Vision System,” by Takahiro Kizaki and Akio Namiki from the Graduate School of Engineering at Chiba University in Japan, file this one under “jugglers are obsolete”. More info.
Thanks to Mike Icon for the link.
Woah, flashback to late 1990′s Aerotech Glowball juggling routines.
In a ploy to get contact jugglers everywhere to open their wallets*, Orbotix have announced a smartphone app (Android only at the moment) which will control and choreograph multiple Spheros at the same time and they now ship Sphero internationally.
ZOMG! I’m just going to write it once but you can pretend it is repeated for about ten pages. Robotic ball, controlled by your smartphone. And it glows. It’s like all your CJ glow pron dreams come true at once. Oh yes it is. Don’t try and say otherwise.
I for one welcome our new robotic…. etc.
A while ago, A nice Brazilian man gave me an orange ball, and in return I promised a video of me using said ball.
I was slack, and took ages. Sorry about that… ANyway, this video also gives a taste of what is coming up in the workshops I’m organising around the UK at the moment.
Nik makes awesome videos. you should get him to make yours too. SRSLY. Such a good eye, and really able to express through his editing. Love it.
Once you get past the pure level of ‘abstraction’ in Davids dancing, you begin to notice that some tiny moments stand out as visually beautiful illusions or effects. In the 2nd part of this clip (starting around 3min) the focus changes to his ‘battle’ tricks, and we can see a more clear demonstration of skill and ability. With a wild range of his movement, everything is locked together by this super-controlled internal flow, the speed of all his arms and legs are moving together to create a sustained tempo and he is showing us crazy variations on a lot of old-school waving, tutting, botting, strobing, liquid, popping, boogaloo techniques.
For me, no-one has influenced my own sense of dance and movement more than David Bernal. In the early days of the Ministry of Manipulation, we would sit around in the Hangar and Jea9, Colin, Ed, Drew and I would watch his videos and be blown away, then we would run off to juggle with a billion new ideas about movement and the way things can connect together.
Detours isn’t retail anymore (only exists on the pirate bay) and lots of other clips from the two-Dvd box set are available. Check out : The Floor is my Canvas #2 (I prefer #1, but it isn’t on youtube….)
It has been too long since he has been seen around here.
Wow, seriously, Wow. This pace of development of technology is amazing.
I see no reason why this Bot would not be capable of juggling balls or passing balls with a human partner.
MoM prediction – it will happen within 1 year. Get ready for retirement all you mortal human jugglers.