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Real Life Hero Rescue Robot – Walk-MAN

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

The future is here and the time is now. The future has been unfolding with each scientific discovery and every technological breakthrough. Between phones that seem to have no limitation, to flying cars, this year seems to be geared to changing the way we live including the way how interact. Humanoid robots such as Sophia are changing the landscape for what Artificial Intelligence robots are capable of. Sophia obtained her citizenship in Saudi Arabia and is now a part of the United Nations speaking on behalf of society standing up for human rights in different countries. For this reason, it is no surprise that the humanoid world is at the front of everyone’s mind to try and figure out what we will create next. Well IT GURUS OF ATLANTA has what’s next, and its call the WALK-MAN.

Yes, WALK-MAN is the popular name of the music player that rocked the world in the 80’s and 90’s that everyone could carry their music with them and not have to worry about a large boom box or radio. But that is not the WALK-MAN we are talking about. This WALK-MAN was invented by The Italian Institute of Technology or commonly called IIT. IIT has released several videos that highlights WALK-MAN’s capabilities during an emergency or a disaster. These critical features add value and time to when rescuers cant enter a building or when there is too much risk involved for a rescuer to get injured.  In one of the videos, it shows WALK-MAN navigating an industrial plant after an earthquake. The room that WALK-MAN navigates through serves as an example if the room had fire and a gas leak.

During the video WALK-MAN is tasked with performing very specific tasks such as opening the door to enter the room, closes an open valve for the gas leak, moving debris, and then finally using a fire extinguisher to put out flames. A lot to do, well not if you are WALK-MAN who went through the exercise with ease and precision. In time WALK-MAN is slated to be one of the most revolutionary robots which will be able to assist humans during their most dire time of need, which is an emergency.

This is not the first time that IIT has tried to unveil WALK-MAN, but their second time. Their first premier of WALK-MAN happened in 2015. Between 2015 and now being 2018, there has been some notable differences that “upgrades” WALK-MAN in terms of he moves, what it conceives as a threat, and its overall capabilities.  The new version of WALK-MAN is much lighter and not as bulky as its original version in 2015.  The body is 1.85 meters (6 foot) tall, weighs 102 kilos (226 pounds), and can carry up to 22 pounds in each arm.  The new sleeker design increases the robot’s ability and performance while cutting down on energy usage. WALK-MAN can operate up to 2hrs using a 1 kWh battery.

Being fully autonomous is not a capability of WALK-MAN yet. Currently controlling WALK-MAN is through human being wearing a suit with sensors to depict movement and actions. This accounts for 80% of the actions taken by WALK-MAN. Autonomy is on the table according to Tsagarakis, who is the project lead over WALK-MAN. He believes that it is essential to cut down on time that would normally be used by a human to decipher what to do. When WALK-MAN does become fully autonomous, then it will surely change the way we do rescues including save countless lives.


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MSI Wearable Computer – Wearable Virtual Reality Backpack!

Monday, November 13th, 2017



MSI as we know is one of the leading designers of computer hardware, specifically when it comes to gaming computers which are known has high efficiency, high performance, and spectacular graphics Even though MSI is still young in the industry, they are taking over a niche that has long since been dominated by companies such as Dell, Lenovo, HP, and Toshiba. This new kid on the block packs all their computers with the fastest processors, high capacity RAM, and speeds that blow the mind. The only answer that other competitors have for MSI is their Alienware computers. These Alienware computers are the top line products that come as Desktops and Laptops for the flag ship of these varied manufacturers.

Now that Virtual Reality has taken its place in the mainstream and is rapidly being incorporated in all our everyday technology, it is only fitting that the leader in Alienware computers innovates one of their brands to take virtual reality to the next level. MSI has dubbed its new gaming computer system for virtual reality as “VR One”.  The MSI VR One is nothing short of a powerful system that the user wears as a backpack. The system is not only powerful, but also lightweight. The MSI VR One comes with two hand controllers, the system, the utility backpack carrier, and the VR headset. Just as with any system there are other accessories that a user can purchase. However, because it is a regular computer, the additional accessories are not solely through MSI, you can purchase from any other manufacturer accessories and use its plug and play feature with the MSI VR One.

The MSI VR One packs a punch by having high-end Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA extreme level GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics cards. These new enhancements to the computer allows it to give the full look and feel within the virtual reality without any constraints that other computers may currently have. The ability for a user to be totally immersed into the virtual reality without the anchor of cords or equipment holding the user back from making moves forward, is where the MSI VR One stands out amongst other potential competitors. The backpack can run up to 1.5hrs of constant play/usage without being recharged.

The MSI VR One has “hot-swap” battery capability. This means that the battery can be changed out without loss of power to the device which eliminates downtime. It comes with a full VR HMD compatible Direct HMD I/O.  The sleek ID design makes the slim figure of the computer even more stylish and easy to carry around. Because MSI has dedicated this device to the Virtual Reality platform, it has a plethora of VR One applications that enhance not only the experience, but opens the doors for users to see just how powerful virtual reality is becoming.  The ports on the MSI VR One are the 4 VR HMD ports, 1 HDMI, a mini display port, along with a headphone and mic jack.  The pack weights 3.6 KG which is a little less than 8lbs. With power being the major concern when using VR devices, the MSI VR One comes with 2 battery packs. Memory in this device varies by the cost that the user is willing to spend, hence, there are different options from 256GB to 512GB.  RAM in the MSI VR One comes with 16 GB which is (2x8GB) DDR4.  The operating system of choice is Windows 10 Pro, but can be changed to any version of Windows once purchased.Wifi connectivity on the MSI VR One is a breeze with bluetooth 4.1 and 1535 Wifi.  The headsets which work best for this device is the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.  Both headsets have to be purchased separately and do not come as part of the VR One package.  If the virtual reality capabilities are not used, the VR One can be used as a super powered Alienware desktop. The mobility of this device is the most intriguing and the fact that it is not only lighter than most desktops, but capable of being worn as a backpack.The MSI VR One is an innovation that MSI has been working on for years that has come of age. This computer is essentially what the future of virtual reality and its uses are headed. The MSI VR One is one of the high-end product lines which has prices that go along with the technology. Prices for the MSI VR One go from $1,899 to $2,129. IT GURUS OF ATLANTA prides ourselves as a trusted partner of MSI. We deliver the most innovative devices from various manufacturers such as MSI for businesses and the government.  MSI partners receive partner discounts and special pricing that allow us to give the optimal pricing of their products. Contact IT GURUS OF ATLANTA and let us custom design your next computer hardware project at a fraction of the cost.

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Why Businesses Should Move to Microsoft Azure Cloud

Monday, May 16th, 2016

20060136-Cloud-Technology-Slogan-made-of-Metal-on-Background-with-Handwritten-Characters-Cloud-Concept--Stock-PhotoTechnology has already gotten the best of everything, and we work for and with technology every single work day. Today, everything, from our business data to our own personal data can be handled, processed, and kept via software that boast of their ability to secure and process their data, especially in business, efficiently. As Microsoft Azure steals the scene, many business owners are craning their necks to see if this Cloud Service is worth the cost and the data that has become the building blocks of their businesses.


Windows Software Familiarity

For decades, Windows has been every individual’s buddy when it comes to creating files and documents. The affinity that users have with Windows makes it a lot easier for them to accept Azure into their business world. Clients can still use the same programming languages and tools that they are already used to.


cloud2Flexibility of Costs

The Windows Azure pricing depends on the duration of the consumption. Clients can pay per hour depending on the size of the case for Azure services. There are various pricing possibilities for Azure that will fit only your needs. The cost of using Azure is much less than the cost of using other on-premises solution. Windows Azure also has a pay-as-you-go service that lets you pay only for the services you used. This way, clients would have an almost personalized way of paying for the services and save a lot on the usual costs that is cutting through your operational budget.


Security at Its Best

While some consider Cloud service security as a handicap compared to the old-fashioned full security assessment, today’s modern ITs consider Cloud as an efficient security system especially if you will use the internet to handle this aspect of your business. As small businesses are concerned, the ability of Azure to secure customer data and ward off potential attacks on the system could charm the pants off the clients. As part of our service, we will demonstrate to you how efficient the security of Cloud is, and you will be using Microsoft Azure in no time at all.


Connect Directly to Azure

Express Route ensures that you have high speed fibre optic link for a faster, reliable, and private connection for applications spanning on-premises and Microsoft Azure. Another means in a faster link to Azure is direct tunneling which would give your business an opportunity to have access to the services as soon as possible without going through annoying buffering internet connections. It’s wise to have an expert team help you with putting you in direct connection with Azure to make it run seamlessly.


cloud-computing-100659675-carousel.idgeThese are just some of the reasons why business owners must switch to Microsoft Azure. There are a hundred possibilities for your business once you get to know Azure, and it will benefit not only you, but your customers as well. For a setting up Microsoft Azure, our experts at IT Gurus are more than willing to give you a hand, so do not hesitate to reach us for your IT needs.



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