Hardshell Labs’ Techno-tortoise™ Episode 2: The Tool

By   February 9, 2017

The story of this episode is the rapid advance of technology in the service of conservation. In a short space of time the Techno-tortoise™ went from an intriguing idea through an initial “low resolution” version printed on a low end machine at Haines High in Alaska to a state of the art, highly realistic model tortoise, courtesy of Autodesk, Inc. and Think2Thing, Inc. However cool an idea is the limit on its power is dictated by the quality of its execution. I am still astounded by the realism we have already achieved with the models. Next, we will see how the ultimate experts, ravens and coyotes, have reacted to our faux torts.