Evolutionary robotics is a form of robotic development in which umpteen successive generations of robot designs are built, tested, modified, retested, and modified again. It can be applied to hardware, or to software equally.
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Probabilistic robotics is a new and growing area in robotics, concerned with perception and control in the face of uncertainty. Building on the field of mathematical statistics, probabilistic robotics endows robots with a new level of robustness in real-world situations.
Rity is a small, cute, blue digital dog. Genderless, Rity is also the first of what is hoped will be a new breed of AI, an AI with emotions and with an emotional personality genome in a novel take on evolutionary algorithms.
At first glance, it would not seem that an ancient Grecian myth would have anything to do with modern robotics. Yet, whilst still not commonplace, the allusion to Galatea is slowly gaining popularity as a phrase used to reference modern robots and android/gynoids. Certainly as we move ever-closer to bridging the uncanny valley, this allusion makes ever more sense.
A news segment from Robo Business 2009 Conference and Expo in Boston, discussing where robotics at the time was heading.
Robulab by name, sounds like it might be a form of robotic dog. Well, it is not. As the image above shows, its nothing so wildly interesting as that. Yet, what it is, represents something of a paradigm shift that is slowly taking place in the quest for more mainstream robotics.
A lavishly illustrated collection of short interviews with people from all over the field of robotics. The book is 240 pages long, but no one interview comprises more than four pages within it, interspaced with the illustrations.
This podcast comes from TED 2009. It talks about current technologies in robotics, VR, and battlespace, being used now, in Iraq and other conflicts; about the reduction in cost, and the potential dangerous directions these trends are heading in.
Dressed up as real stories from the fighting fronts of recent wars, and varying between a novelistic format, and a textbook one, this book is definitely an easy read, despite the sheer amount of information it presents.
For all those claiming that autonomous robotics willnot be here for decades. In the 1950s, William Grey Walter built the very first, truly autonomous robots.
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Over the past year or so, Microsoft's robotics group has been working quietly, very quietly. That's because, among other things, they were busy planning a significant strategy shift.
Microsoft is upping the ante on its robo...
Primatologists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have found that chimps chose their routes using a mental map built around geometric coordinates, as opposed to a navigation style based on landmarks for well-travelled...
Smart and social? Comprehensive analysis questions link between sociality and brain increase in carnivores
New research from two evolutionary biologists questions the recent finding that sociality has played a key role in the evolution of larger brain size among several orders of mammals (Social Brain Hypothesis). Their sweeping analysis of many...
One of the perplexing questions raised by evolutionary theory is how cooperative behavior, which benefits other members of a species at a cost to the individual, came to exist.
Cooperative behavior has puzzled biologists beca...
The 29th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference will be held as part of the 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference to be held at Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, Californ...