I’ve been meaning to do something like this… someone beat me to it. A robot that plays guitar hero.
Wednesday in CSE453, Buckley showed us some info he received about the massive engineering going on over the last few years in the United Arab Emirates, specifically in Dubai. Then the next day, I saw a show on the National Geographic Channel about the islands being created off the coast of Dubai. When I randomly hear about something from completely different sources in a small period of time, I decide it’s time to read up on the topic. It’s quite interesting really. It shows that when money is no object, anything can be engineered.
The presentation that Buckley showed us included the Burj Al-Arab but the show I saw focused on the island, including the Palm Islands and The World. The Palm Islands are land masses coming off of the Dubai shore in the shape of massive palm trees. The world is a group of man-made islands shaped to be a miniature version of the world map. These islands are completely man-made and HUGE. Just check out the Google Map. Make sure to not zoom out, that view must be old. The links I’ve supplied can say more than I can about these things, so i’ll leave it at that. This stuff is impressive!