“Ex Machina” is a science fiction film about conscious AI. This seems to be a common theme in science fiction recently, and I have seen many films about it. 1,608 more words
Tactile and finger-force sensors are indispensable interfaces for both human and robot interaction with the surroundings and they constitute the core sensing technology used for finding and handling of objects. 249 more words
First link of the day is a really fascinating interactive crib sheet to explain how machine learning works, from the design team at R2D3… 118 more words
It was very cool to see some United States of Japan love from this awesome Spanish scifi/fantasy site, La Espada en la Tinta. Interesting enough, based on what I’m getting from google translate, I see more and more people focusing on the mecha/giant robot angle. 82 more words
As mentioned in my first post, we are using the RD02 Drive kits on our robot along with 3-7/8″ Banebot Wheels. We’re using these to power our robot from the back – rear wheel drive – and are using a pair of large castor wheels at the front. 657 more words
Well, you can’t blame them for trying, can you?
Earlier today the grandiloquently named “Future of Life Institute” (FLI) announced an open letteron the subject of ‘autonomous weapons.’ In case you’re not keeping up with artificial intelligence research, that means weapons that seek and engage targets all by themselves. 865 more words