DARPA strikes again. This article in Scientific American is about their interest (and investment) in LS3 (Legged Squad Support System). DARPA’s goal is to have an autonomous, legged robot that can carry over 180 kg of supplies and travel at least 32 kilometers without refueling. Although the initial goal is robotic pack mules, robotic soldiers […]
Artificial intelligence: Noel Sharkey on the inexorable rise of robots | silicon.com Noel Sharkey, professor of robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sheffield, discusses ethical issues with robots. Video: Artificial intelligence: Noel Sharkey on the inexorable rise of robots | Hardware | silicon.com.
William Saletan of the the New York Times reviewed Michael Belfiore’s new book, The Department of Mad Scientists (book, audio). The book is about DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), the controversial and secretive military group that produces projects (the internet, artificial limbs, human-machine interfaces, etc.) that fundamentally change our lives. And those are only the […]
Haptic sensation (virtual touch) is the slowest sense to develop in virtual environments. It still is not possible for humans to feel accurately in virtual worlds. An article in New Scientist described work to give ROBOTS the sense of touch through artificial skin embedded with optical sensors. via Optical pressure sensors give robots the human […]
Robots that can respond to body language? European researchers have developed a new approach to artificial intelligence that can respond to the subtle nuances of human communication: the meaning inferred from both behavior and conversation. This multifaceted response to human behavior is an outside-the-box approach to artificial intelligence. via Popeye, the robot with brains not […]
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