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UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in ... - EurekAlert (press release)

UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in ... - EurekAlert (press release) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
UMass Amherst computer scientist leads the way to the next revolution in ...EurekAlert (press release)This economy of effort, using only as much attention as needed, is another hallmark of high artificial intelligence, Siegelmann says.

Siegelman, an expert in neural networks, is improving robotics by taking Turing's work to its next logical step. "Super-Turing" will allow robots to adapt to the environment in a faster more flexible fashion, like humans.

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Steampunk Annie

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61/125 Doll Challenge
Little Orphan Annie doll

I had to make the dolls steampunk - you know I just HAD to!

It pleases me that the pet is a robot cheetah.

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College students put to shame in engineering contest when a 10-YEAR-OLD boy wins top prize

College students put to shame in engineering contest when a 10-YEAR-OLD boy wins top prize | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Davis Fortenberry, 10, of Piperton, stunned judges at a college-level engineering competition when he scooped the top prize.

 

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The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Next: Stelarc  Monday,April 2, 7.30 at Berkeley. ATC lectures for 2011-2012 are held at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall.

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Robot Block Party – more information

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MEDIA RELEASE 03.25.12 Watch out for robots wandering around Stanford! In celebration of National Robotics Week, Silicon Valley’s Robot Block Party returns to the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation...
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Sand Flea Jumping Robot

Sand Flea is an 11-lb robot with one trick up its sleeve: Normally it drives like an RC car, but when it needs to it can jump 30 feet into the air. An onboar...
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Robotics Trends: 19-25 March 2012 - NooTriX | NooTriX

Robotics Trends: 19-25 March 2012 - NooTriX | NooTriX | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The spring brought good news to the robotics industry. Last week, the Nao humanoid's manufacturer Aldebaran Robotics sold its majority stake for $100 million. This week, its the turn of Kiva Systems that automates ...
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USF underwater robot ready for next Gulf oil spill with Twitter - ABC Action News

USF underwater robot ready for next Gulf oil spill with Twitter - ABC Action News | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
ABC Action NewsUSF underwater robot ready for next Gulf oil spill with TwitterABC Action NewsThe underwater robot can also send the info back in real-time using a popular form of social media.
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Training of Predictive Coding Systems Fosters Debate - Law.com

Training of Predictive Coding Systems Fosters DebateLaw.comPredictive coding, also known as computer-assisted review, uses software to automate the document review process in electronic data discovery based on artificial intelligence techniques.
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Throwable Recon Robot

Throwable Recon Robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The tiny robot comes equipped with a camera that can relay live video back to a small screen that can be held by a Marine who might want to check out what's behind a wall or around the corner. Darkness is no obstacle for the ...
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Viking Robotics wins regionals by 1 point thanks to rare robot triple balance ... - KOMO News

Viking Robotics wins regionals by 1 point thanks to rare robot triple balance ... - KOMO News | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)Viking Robotics wins regionals by 1 point thanks to rare robot triple balance ...KOMO NewsForget March Madness, the real excitement over the weekend was Viking Robotics' buzzer-beating, one-point victory utilizing...
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SF REVIEWS.NET: I, Robot / Isaac Asimov ☆☆☆☆

SF REVIEWS.NET: I, Robot / Isaac Asimov ☆☆☆☆ | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

"Not technically a novel, I, Robot in fact collects the earliest of Asimov's robot short stories and novellettes from the pages of (mostly) Astounding, spanning the entire decade of the 40's. With a framing device involving an interviewer who's researching the life of Dr. Susan Calvin and her involvement with the history of the robots, the stories have been assembled in chronological order to form a novel in effect. Though inescapably dated in many ways — "Robbie" is set in a 1998 that we know has not come to pass — these stories hold an important place in the history of science fiction, not least for their establishment of the highly influential Three Laws of Robotics, but also for the groundbreaking way in which Asimov combined technological speculation with heartwarming, humanistic storytelling. Machines with a heart of gold may very well be a cliché today. Here's where it all began. In Asimov's hands, steel and "positronic brains" have a warmth and humanity that few authors today can successfully attach to their flesh and blood creations. The stories stand by the strength of Asimov's conviction."

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Watch this: Kinect turns a dancer into a 22,000-point musical sculpture

Watch this: Kinect turns a dancer into a 22,000-point musical sculpture | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Digital artists Daniel Franke and Cedric Kiefer have released their latest creation, an "unnamed soundsculpture" which turns the movements of dancer Laura Keil into a moving sculpture reminiscent of...

 

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Messi must be quaking in his boots... Robocup kicks off in Germany - with the aim of beating human champions by 2050

Messi must be quaking in his boots... Robocup kicks off in Germany - with the aim of beating human champions by 2050 | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Students and researchers from all over Europe fielded teams over three days from March 30 to April 1 in Magdeburg, central Germany.

Robocup is something I miss out on the West Coast of the US.

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UC Berkeley Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium - Bio: Stelarc

Saw Stelarc at dorkbot and got a taste of the lecture at Berkeley. I am more interested in the internet enabled ear and the switching of senses than I am in the body piercing project but his work definitely unsettled everyone, self included and that's measure of something!

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Difference Engine: Luddite legacy

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AN APOCRYPHAL tale is told about Henry Ford II showing Walter Reuther, the veteran leader of the United Automobile Workers, around a newly automated car plant.
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dorkbotSF: Stelarc, Mark Pauline, & Leo Villareal - Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

dorkbotSF: Stelarc, Mark Pauline, & Leo Villareal - Gray Area Foundation for the Arts | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts brings together the best creative coders, data artists, designers, and makers to create experiments that build social consciousness through digital culture.
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TAMASHII Feature’s VOL.3: Photo report, Robot Damashii (Side MS) Big Size Images (Part Two) | gunjap

TAMASHII Feature’s VOL.3: Photo report, Robot Damashii (Side MS) Big Size Images (Part Two) | gunjap | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
TAMASHII Feature’s VOL.3: Photo report, Robot Damashii (Side MS) Big Size Images (Part Two) | gunjap http://t.co/PwZOfcJf via @addthis...
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Veazie Middle Schoolers Exceed Expectations in Robotics ...

Veazie Middle Schoolers Exceed Expectations in Robotics ... | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Some of the Middle School Students at the Veazie Community School spent the weekend at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell matching wits with other students in "BotBall", a competition featuring...
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Multi-Arm Military Robot Shaves A Man's Head

Multi-Arm Military Robot Shaves A Man's Head | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In addition to its primary role as a military robot, the Multi-Arm Unmanned Ground Vehicle can also serve as a robot barber. The robot shaved a volunteer's head to raise money for St. Baldrick's Foundation, a childhood cancer ...
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Robot Helicopters Can't Deliver Your Tacos, Says Bummer Scientist - Kotaku

Robot Helicopters Can't Deliver Your Tacos, Says Bummer Scientist - Kotaku | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
PSFKRobot Helicopters Can't Deliver Your Tacos, Says Bummer ScientistKotaku"Flying Robots Deliver Tacos To Your Location," said the website. It seemed to be too good to be true. It was almost certainly a hoax or prank.
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Substrate Independent Minds: A Brief Tutorial

Randal Koene, Neuroscientist and Neuroengineer, discusses Substrate Independent Minds with Stuart Mason Dambrot on Critical Thought TV. Topics covered include the science, technology and ethics of Whole Brain Emulation, Universal Darwinism, Pattern Survival and a possible very far-future universe.


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Hospitals Not Shy About Robotics Claims - MedPage Today

Hospitals Not Shy About Robotics ClaimsMedPage TodayNote that this study found that marketing of robotic gynecologic surgery by hospitals is widespread, frequently not based on high-quality data, and often relies on stock imaging from the...
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