“Generally speaking, modeling the developmental trajectory for almost any intelligent task that a 2-year-old child can perform on a robot is a potential research topic for us.” – explains the website of the Developmental Robotics Lab at Iowa State University, US. As an example to help clarify the (somewhat ambiguous) statement above, see the lab’s […]
Evaluation: How to load quad and vertical dispensers
Investigator Phyllis Stanley writes: “After reviewing every available training video, twice, I recommend this above all other sets of English-language instructions for how to load quad and vertical toilet paper dispensers”: UPDATE: Stanley writes: “Here is the best of the Spanish-language videos on the subject. The sub-optimal sound quality and excessive length are, in my view and […]
Curing Shyness in Dogs(3): starter pistol
In this third and perhaps final episode in our possibly-popular Curing Shyness in Dogs series, to entertain you and your dog, and perhaps cure one or both of you of various ailments, we see a video demo by Steve Snell, featuring a starter pistol and some striped gloves, and also sunglasses. Click on the image […]
“Hell Bent for Leather”, a post-horse film
The US government produced this consistently dull, depressing training film to explain to children that, even though horse soldiers no longer ride horses, they are still (as the film’s name says) “Hell Bent for Leather“.
Prison bureaucrats’ training film
The US government produced this consistently dull, depressing training film to give helpful tips to orient new arrivals at the Bureau of Prisons Training Academy.
Interpersonal probs in the dental office
The US government produced this consistently dull, depressing training film for people who work in dental offices and have dull, depressing problems with other people who work in dental offices.
Bribing a customs officer: Training film
The US government produced this consistently dull, depressing training film to offer “several scenarios depicting a variety of bribe offers to Customs officials and the appropriate legal responses to them.”
Military etiquette/grooming film
The US government produced this consistently dull, depressing training film in 1970 to give military personnel the low-down on etiquette and grooming. The music is peppy, almost jazzy, to the degree allowed by the etiquette that governs the production of dull, depressing training films for military personnel who may be required to endure instruction on […]
Ladder training training
Ladder training training, at least by that name, is a British safety innovation. A firm named MKS Solutions, for one, exhorts: “To book a ladder training training course for your company please contact us.” Thanks to investigator Michael Berry, who first heard of the concept from a health & safety officer at the University of […]