Gravity Has Shown Its New Jet Pack Model in a Live Demonstration

In recent years, flying suits based on the so-called Iron Man design have become something normal. In the UK, even the ambulance service has tested such equipment for getting to difficult spots. It seems there are a lot of jobs that flying a jet pack could make easier.

Gravity Has Shown Its New Jet Pack Model In a Live Demonstration
Gravity Has Shown Its New Jet Pack Model in a Live Demonstration

Gravity’s New Jet Pack Model

The latest news in the jet pack world involved a video of an actual jet pack that also looked the way those were first envisioned – with a set of jets on the back in addition to the two stabilizers controlled by each arm. While there is limited information on the inner workings of the jet pack itself, people know that it was created by Gravity Industries and is still being developed. This company has been providing the training and suits for this latest video and many before it.

The Gravity Founder Is a Test Pilot

Gravity Has Shown Its New Jet Pack Model in a Live Demonstration

What’s made this recent flight interesting is that while most Gravity suits use the backpack spot for fuel to power the two powerful engines on the arms and propel the wearer into the air, this time, a series of engines were also introduced onto the back. The flight of the pilot does look effortless and fun but it’s not at all an easy task. The arm jets mean all the body weight is resting on the strength of the upper body. This means that the person who’s about to use the jet suit should be physically prepared before going through the air at 55 miles per hour.

Whether the new iteration of the suit will be a permanent one is not yet clear. This is the case because while Browning is usually the one who flies the jet pack in such videos, Gravity also makes jet suits that are custom fitted to order. Of course, the company also provides training for anyone who wants to have their own jet pack. Still, the price of one is about $430,000.

The Robo Singing Mouth Is Back, Looking Better Than Ever

Presented in the show “Neurons, Simulated Intelligence” in 2020, the robot singing mouth could perform endless streams of prayers, generated by AI. The disembodied robot mouth is an experimental set-up to explore the possibilities of an approximation to celestial and numerous entitled by performing a potentially neverending chain of routines and devotional attempts for communication through self-learning software.

The Robo Singing Mouth Is Back, Looking Better Than Ever
The Robo Singing Mouth Is Back, Looking Better Than Ever

The Singing Roboto Mouth Is Well-Built

The robot mouth has an aluminum frame, silicone, motors, plaster, monitor, printer; computerized system using neuronal machine learning software. While the idea seems noble, the built quality combined with all the materials gives it a rather horrifying look. However, the results are outstanding.

The Robo Singing Mouth Is Back, Looking Better Than Ever
The Robo Singing Mouth Is Back, Looking Better Than Ever

When it was first presented to the public, the mouth got famous for its singing, however, the AI free text generation also works for regular speech. The AI text to speech/singing generation works in real-time and shows an amazing audio-mouth movement synchronization. Like other similar devices, this singing mouth uses a microphone to listen to itself speak and analyze what it hears to figure out whether it sounds right or not.

Originally Invented in 2011

The singing robot mouth was set on display at Robotech 2011. Professor Hideyuki Sawada from Kagawa University took the show with his invention, showing off a bizarre-looking AI mouth designed to look and function as close as possible to the real thing.

The original robot mouth was constructed complete with an air pump for lungs, eight fake vocal cords, a silicon tongue, and even a nasal resonance cavity that opens and closes. Back in 2011, the singing mouth tried to sing a Japanese children’s song, but it wasn’t as fast as today’s new prototype.

Professor Hideyuki Sawada and his robo singing mouth
The Robo Singing Mouth Is Back, Looking Better Than Ever

“I know that wasn’t much, but considering it’s an incipient technology, the whole thing was just borderline horrid” – Sawada said at the end of the 2011 show.

Even back then, Sawada knew that this project needed improvement and finally, we all saw some of the results and how improved this singing robotic mouth proved to be in 2020.