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This week, hitting the Hay to talk space and robots. Going underground


to solve a mystery. And taking a walk in the park with a very special


guest. What is that one to? -- what does that one to?


A glorious weekend in it for Wales. This is he on Wye, known as the town


of books. This is where authors, thinkers and even royals, to embrace


their love of reading and discuss some of the biggest news of the day


-- Hay-on-Wye. And once every year it becomes the centre of the


literary world is the location of the Hay Festival. Of course it is


also just a nice place to sit and read. The Hay Festival has been


described as the literary Glastonbury. Literally. But it turns


out you don't have to have a book out to be asked to talking. Case in


point, in about ten minutes, we are on. To paraphrase the acting God


that is Kevin Costner, if you build it, they will come. We did, and they


did. Filling up the BBC tent as we brought Click life to an audience


who were no Way bribe to be there that early on a Saturday morning. We


brought the geek with talk of their hunt 60 degrees vision. If you try


this, it looks as if you are sitting on my lap. We amazed signs with Dr


Emily Grossman with 360 degrees sound. Wow! OK. Are you OK? Do you


want to come out? I'm loving it. And we gave a sneak peek of our upcoming


adventure in China. And it all ended with a musical climax where we play


big tent. You heard me, we played the tent live. But we weren't the


only geeks at Hay, some use the opportunity to meet and chat with


some of the biggest names in science and Tech. First, virgin Galactic.


Almost 18 months ago, the quest to build the world's first commercial


space line suffered a major setback after a tragic accident. Can we deal


with the crash first? Do we know why it happened? We know exactly what


happened. After the accident in October 2014, a foreign


investigation was undertaken by the NTSB, the US accident investigation


board. They established over a period of six or seven months


exactly what happened to cause the breakup of the spaceship. Having


understood the causes of that accident, we have completed the


build of a second spaceship. That was rolled out a few weeks ago in


the desert. We are completing ground tests of that vehicle will be back


into the test flight programme in a few weeks. When the original project


was announced, the indication was you would be up and running within a


short time. It has now taken a lot longer. What will be problems? What


have you mind? We have learned that space is hard. And especially if you


are building a vehicle when needs -- which needs to fly thousands of


times with paying passengers who expect a high level of safety. None


of that comes as a surprise to me. I would have thought that would be on


the table from the beginning. We knew it was hard, but we put out --


looked at what was potentially possible, and then you understand


the true complexities and making sure you are not just delivering an


extraordinary experience, but an extraordinarily safe experience. It


is time-consuming. Are you aiming only at passengers? It seems to me


if you were carrying freight to the International Space Station, it


would make more money. Is that where you are going with this? Our focus


to date has largely been on getting people into space. But we also


recognise there is a huge demand right now for wanting small


satellites into space. So satellites are getting smaller, smarter,


cheaper and lighter. There is desire for the data they can generate up


there. But the cost and availability of launch is as bad as it has been.


It is one of these unusual industries which has proven itself


to be incredibly important, but the technology used to get the payload


up there has not changed dramatically in the last


half-century. The other interesting thing is what we may be able to


develop using this experience we gained from this first stage is to


think about how we transport people on earth. It would be great to get


from here to Australia in a couple of hours, which is possible going


via space. And I think there could be big environmental benefits as


well. We are very focused on getting this first step right, but we also


spend a little time thinking what might come next. Nuclear explosions


are caused by weapons such as age bonds or atom bombs. -- H bonds. The


heat and blast is so severe it can kill. Welcome to the end of the


world. This is the bunker, a new live action point and click video


game set inside a nuclear shelter after a devastating atomic attack.


The player adopts the role of John, born in the shelter on the date the


bombs fell. 30 years later, he is the bunker's only surviving


inhabitants. You can protect yourself and your family. And later


on, we will show you what steps to take. Of course, there is more to it


than just eating out an existence in a fallout shot. That would be boring


as a game. -- eating. This unassuming cottage is the entrance


to a real British bunker, and is the location for the game. What comes


first? The story that you wanted to tell, or the game that you wanted to


make? It really came from a sort of nugget of an idea which is a


character alone in a very unusual space. And we wanted to create


something really original around that. Facilities like this one,


which protect from nuclear attack, are dotted all over the UK. This


particular bunker was vacated by the Ministry of Defence in the early


1990s. The bunker is a character. The fact that when we came here and


everything was left, it was as if the government said it will probably


not happen now, so we will just go. And leaving all of the evidence here


and leaving all of these computers, systems and stationery, left every


single bit and thought what can we include and use? Wanted to do right


by the bunker. We almost wanted to tell its story. The game's visuals


are filmed live action rather than computer-generated graphics. This


means dozens of different options for how an event can be played have


been filmed. Why go live action instead of just having some motion


caption or Rudy monitors. Honestly, I don't know how to do that. I know


how to film. -- 3-D monitors. In also want from our first object, The


Hunting, which was is on the survival thriller, running around


the woods. We thought we were onto something. Because it is live


action, you can't physically control the main character with the


joystick. It is an actor in the room. You are telling him where to


go. You have to limit those things. John is played by Adam Brown, who


appeared in The Hobbit trilogy. I kept asking where are we in the


story, but it always changes for the game play. They could take me on a


certain path, and another gamer would take me on a different path,


and those stories, piecing it altogether. Sometimes I just went, I


am just going with it. I trust the gamer to put me on the right path. I


want this door sealed immediately! If he had gotten out of that door,


we would be dead. While the action in a biker has been filmed


underground, routeing the game together is taking place above


ground at this studio in Wales -- bunker. The team have tools to


bridge the divide between video footage and video game. So we use a


visual scripting tool which allows people like me who don't know how to


code are able to set up something like this, and then the code can


manage that and make sure we stay within the guidelines of making a


game. We start at the desk where you have the three options of picking up


the wooden figure, having a look at the back of the computer screen, or


checking the desk. Then two of those things are simple. You can go to a


weird video, and the further you go down to the desk, it becomes more


concentrated. You can go back to a previous loop and so forth and so


forth. As I'm here already, it would be rude not to give an early build


the game a go. They have taken some interesting decisions with the


storytelling. We are drawn into the world through John's routine. You


have to repeat things over and over again. It helps to correct this


atmosphere which is very lonely and a bit oppressive. I'm immediately


hit with a mystery. What has happened to the rest of the


survivors? So far the inexperience is an intriguing mix of movie and


mystery game. -- the experience. We will find out how these elements


come together when the Finnish game arrives later this year. -- finished


game. Welcome to the week in Tech. Twitter's live streaming video


service announced plans to get users to police offensive comments.


Comments flagged as inappropriate by one person will be sent to Iran Jury


of other viewers who can confirm whether the post a problem or not --


Renton. It will allow, sessions to be moderated in real-time. How much


would you pay for a supposedly high-end mobile phone that Tom Hardy


sort of approves of? For a smidgen over ?11,000, it could be yours. We


caught up with Tom Hardy, the official ambassador, at its launch


event this week. Can I ask a couple of questions about your own mobile


phone usage? But was Tom Hardy, the official ambassador. What news


round-up would be complete without a small number of robot stories. This


robot now has eight 360 degrees camera on top. And a tech company


would like you to meet this robot, which is designed to provide


assistance and in sentiment and companionship and listening to


commands and hopping around the world. I have a reminder for you! D


can change its voice. If you are still unimpressed by virtual


reality, perhaps this will convince you. This meant said he wanted great


the West game ever, and he may have succeeded. Much bit simulator places


you in a righty of unrealistic environments and forces you to fend


off wadis who direct and contort toward you.


The thing I love most about coming back to the countryside is that all


of the Londoners on the Click team get frayed by all of this ring


staff. And that weird smelling air -- green stuff. The thing they worry


about most is they can't get enable signal. Not much anyway. -- a mobile


signal. A good quality data signal is still considered a bit of a


luxury here. But we have been meeting the Indian developers who


have a few data tricks up their sleeve. There is a choice selection.


Don't get me wrong, I love Indian food, that these days, you can get


food from all over the world. Online as well Indians are tucking into a


feast taking to smart phones and guzzling data, using social media,


movie downloads and great music. It would be wonderful if the networks


were up to the job. But they are not. I think it is bad. Coverage


usually goes down because a lot of people are trying to use the same


network. Designing apps for creaking connections is becoming an Indian


speciality. This man is a popular music streaming app, checking to


make sure it makes it to the toughest network neighbourhoods.


Usually it is about getting the right amount of buffering for the


right time. To avoid buffer breaks, it gives itself a head start,


fetching data from upcoming songs so the flow of data is an interrupted.


When there is a squeeze on, it does away with surplus graphics. That


data is a problem. Make them lean, and apps run on overloaded networks


and budget devices. Many here get online with smart phones that are as


cheap as chips. Well, in this case, noodles. These low-end devices are


short on memory and can only host so many apps. It means there is a


battle royal over at screen real estate. A number of online retailers


have taken a kind of low carb approach, putting data on a diet


with so-called light apps. We have a system where we optimise the


experience, so this speed is 85% faster in a slow connection. You


will probably see a bit of degradation in the images, for


instance, because they are smaller size, but there is really no change


in the overall experience. The experience is almost double the


speed. India is a vast country that is short on cell towers. Much of the


radio connection used by mobile connections is blocked for military


use. Designers try to get more from less data, redesigning codex, for


example. This output streams real-time video at a bit rate close


to streamed audio. The internet's reach is spreading


and stretching, linking many more of us to other people and things.


India's fast and slim approach might just be what we need to avoid


network overload. Back at the A festival, another


fascinating talk on the this time from a reporter says. In his


research he asks the question, why do robots with all that processing


power and sensors, still find it so difficult to use legs? Especially


when the animal world finds them the most natural way of getting about.


We are trying to learn how we make motion in an efficient way. We can


walk for hours and hours without any problems, but if you want to make


robots walk in a similar way they can only walk for 20 or 30 minutes


and they run out of battery. He argues that even the robots we have


seen that can walk well are thinking about it too hard. Instead, we


should build bodies that are naturally balanced, that stay


upright, and that move without any processing power. The amazing,


jawdropping moment from your presentation was the bit about the


fish. Can you explain for our audience the bit about the fish? So,


this is an experiment done by researchers in the US, who made a


fish dead from a brain perspective, so they Iniesta -- anaesthetised it.


If you put the fish on the table, it is just dead. As soon as he put it


in a water flow it starts swimming. The reason is that to swim, the fish


doesn't really need brain and muscle activities. All it needs is a


well-designed body in the right environment, and it reacts to the


right stimulus from the physical environment. How hard is it to make


a body that walks by itself? You showed a video of a body that walks


by itself. How hard is that? You have to think about many different


things. You have to think about the weight of the body, the weight


distribution, the friction, dumping, also the shape of the foot is very


important. Mechanically it is challenging to design, but once you


decided it works. Can handle the real world best certainly do look


weirdly organic. The trick, of course, is achieving in the lab what


Mother Nature has spent millions of years perfecting.


We are not the only ones working incredibly hard on this week's


programme. Lara has been out and about in the park playing with some


animals. This week I am testing some gadgets


that need a little bit of help from man's best friend. I have been


asking around the BBC for any suggestions and it seems that


someone is making me here at midday. Wow! It is the dog from C BBC! Wow,


it is Lara Lewington from BBC Click. Here I am making my rake out


presenting debut on grown-up telly! Normally, it is us humans forget the


great gadgets to play with. This week, I have something for you guys,


so I wondered if you might be able to help me. There is even something


to keep dogs fit and healthy. Will it involve running about? Yes, and


you love that, don't you? Not me. I only do showbiz stuff. It is here my


contract, I like sitting down. With it a go find a real dog. Can you


make yourself useful? Item number one, the pit pat. This is like one


of those human fitness track of things but it is for dogs. It clips


tidily on the collar. It looks a bit chunky to me. It is available for


iOS, Android and Windows phone. You set it up in pretty much the same


way you do any activity tracker, only you need to input the breed of


dog, as well as weight, age and gender. It should be able to tell


you how much activity the dog needs to be getting and you can start


tracking what it is actually doing. You can see how much activity the


dog has been getting throughout the day, and if you want to look at what


has been happening over the week, here is the full data, and you can


tap on any day to get a bit more information. 210 minutes of activity


on Sunday, that was a busy day! Item number two, a GPS tracker that


dogs. Truffle! Truffle! Oh well. This has live GPS tracking, and it


can tell you what your dog has been up to over the past 24 rows in case


you don't already know, and it has a safe zone function. Can set up an


area you are happy for the dog to be in and if adventures outside of that


you will get an alert on your smartphone. This is an app that uses


artificial intelligence to identify what breed of dog it is looking at.


It can give you a percentage like us to familiar breed and can tell the


difference between a real dog and an inanimate object, like a cat! I need


a picture, that is perfect! It was spot on the Truffle, and some other


dogs are tested it on. But it wasn't so lucky when it came to Lucky's


mixed breed. And just to add a totally pointless but compelling


extra, or you can photograph friends and family to see which dogged a


most resemble. Although it did seem to think that he was real. This is


quirky combination of snack feeder and Paul Thrower. It can entertain


your pet when you can't and you can select the quantity of food you


wanted to provide. It can be used in doors or outdoors, and after firing


at Bulls for the dog to fetch, it will water them with snacks for


returning them. Admittedly, it takes a bit of practice, but once they


have got the knack it is a great way to wear them out. Isn't that right?


A special report. That is it from the beautiful A in Wales. NetSuite


via Konan a real adventure. -- next week we are going on a real


adventure. Join us for Click in China, it is going to be epic.


After a week of contrasts, with cloud in the east and sunshine


in the west, we will be getting something a bit more like summer.


After a cloudy start things will gradually turn warmer, one or two


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