Filter: Korea Unveils World's Second Android
China manufactures personal robot
Japan's domestic robot
Why the Japanese want their robots to act more like humans
Robot runs over water
'baby' robot learns like a human
Pill-sized intenstinal robot
, spider robots
Lego Unveils NXT Robotics Toolset
, Lego robot plays Super Mario Bros
, Connect Four
, solves Rubik's Cube
Building an army of robots
), Robots break Asimov’s first law
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posted by MetaMonkey
on May 11, 2006 -
(embedded Quicktime video.) Short animated film featuring little robots who make their own language using Rube Goldberg contraptions.
posted by jann
on Feb 17, 2006 -
"Looking at the fluid, lifelike way these creatures walk and roll and slink across the screen you might think that there must be some very complicated stuff going on behind the scenes. well fear not, it's actually very simple. it only looks complicated because lots of simple bits are working together." Be sure to stop at the sodazoo
to see others' creations.
posted by AstroGuy
on Jan 9, 2006 -
- The United Arab Emirates is to mount robot jockeys on racing camels later this year after a ban on using children in the region's popular sport.
posted by Tlogmer
on Apr 11, 2005 -
Made from a nickel-titanium alloy, and highly processed for electrical activation and long life, the thin black thread-like BioMetal
acts as an artificial muscle. When powered, the BioMetal contracts
. When power turns off, the BioMetal quickly cools and the wire extends again to its longer, starting length.
posted by zanpo
on Nov 24, 2004 -
The news this morning included a small blurb about today
being the anniversary of the first human killed by a robot. No doubt this is important to note due to the release of I, Robot
but it appears to be incorrect. The first incident I can find was on January 25, 1979
. Since then OSHA has recorded at least 10 more deaths in US factories
alone. Japan saw it's first in 1981 and as a result it's Ministry of Labor requested a 20% budget increase
for its robot related activities. All these incidents can be classified as accidents but it does force me to wonder how dangerous they will be when AI advances further. Should we mandate the Three Laws of Robotics
posted by jwells
on Jul 21, 2004 -
is a traveling autonomous refrigerator robot ... a cross between R2D2 and a vending machine.
posted by lola
on Apr 21, 2004 -
Now Toyota enters the robot race.
Honda's humanoid robot, ASIMO
, is such a splash, Toyota is entering the race, making robots designed to assist the elderly and incapacitated, and play trumpet with artificial lips.
Shouldn't the US be making humanoid robots too?
What do you really want your robot to do?
posted by kablam
on Mar 14, 2004 -