Autonomous Things are expected to proliferate in the coming decade, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing is robotics.
These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition.
Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda's Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO) and TOSY's TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot (TOPIO) to industrial robots, medical operating robots, patient assist robots, dog therapy robots, collectively programmed swarm robots, UAV drones such as General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and even microscopic nano robots.
By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own.
Bill Gate says robots who take people’s jobs should be taxed, it seems that this idea has not fallen on deaf ears, within days the UK Government is to lead the way in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence with a pledge to invest 17.3 millions in Robotics and AI, hmmmm could this be a way to get more taxes in the future?
Robots consciousness and robots rights are also on the table at the exhibition at the London Science museum (see previous posts about the London Science museum Robot exhibition).
“ we eagerly wait for the next season of the lifelike robots in the TV serie Humans, check this delightful animation, if you have not yet seen it, this is a must and quite moving – 3 million views.
Earlier this year, the Australian Federal Police told the ABC that anatomically correct dolls that represent underage people are considered child exploitation material, and are therefore illegal.
Below is a selection of the best videos showing human facial expressions.
Some of these human robots may make you feel slightly uncomfortable.
From the time of ancient civilization there have been many accounts of user-configurable automated devices and even automata resembling animals and humans, designed primarily as entertainment.
As mechanical techniques developed through the Industrial age, there appeared more practical applications such as automated machines, remote-control and wireless remote-control. by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek but it was Karel's brother Josef Čapek who was the word's true inventor.