At the center of the push for more “socially aware” robots is a group of women leading the charge. Andrea Thomaz (Interactive Computing) is certainly one of them, and the goal for her robot, Simon, is for it to learn from people through regular human interactions, rather than programming. A shift toward “socially aware machines” ..read more..
(picture) In order to establish political & economical stability in 2012, leaders will not only have to act in a transparent manner, be honest and use their common sense, they will also have to involve technology and robotics in a more active manner. “The World” should start admitting that we actually are in a system ..read more..
This was bound to happen someday. After all our ridiculous telecommunicating platforms, remote drones, and general toying with robots as play things–robots can control us now. This new chapter for human-robot interaction came from an experiment ran by a group of French researchers of the Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics (LIRMM). In the experiment, a ..read more..
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Boston Dynamics’ BigDog is one insane-level DARPA project; a robotic pack-mule that can carry 400 pounds of kit for troops. At some point, the Massachusetts mechanics decided the bot would be far better if it was the size of a bull or an SUV. The Alpha Dog loses the un-stealthy buzzing noise of its predecessor, has a range of ..read more..
This is not a talk about Cyborg Rats that make you think about precision gaming mice, this is the real thing. A team from Tel Aviv University has found a way to restore lost motor function in rodents by building a digital cerebellum. As the story goes, they anesthetized a rat, disabled its natural abilities and installed the device ..read more..
Cornell’s Creative Machine Lab decided to see what happens when an AI conversationalist Cleverbot briefly interacts with itself and than displays the exchange as a video using text-to-speech. The results were just as scary as funny. Check out the discussion on God, unicorns, and robots in the video below. Seems like we need another version of ..read more..
Today I was invited to become a member of the linkedin group FORECASTING NET. While checking the discussions on the forum, I encountered a recording of Arthur C. Clarke. A BBC broadcast where he makes predictions in 1964, remarkably close to today’s reality: communicating instead of commuting, traveling to underwater locations, machines becoming smarter than ..read more..