The acquisition of CNet by CBS for $1.8bn, with the help of Tom Bureau, who used to head the European side of CNet (we wish he’d been bureau chief, but sadly nominative determinism failed).

We’re also looking at how robots are coming, with the insightful help of Noel Starkey, a robotics expert from the University of Sheffield.

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Multiple cooperative and continuous service to provide the necessary intelligence to develop new technology. This technology allows multiple people and the environment is ASIMO, a series of multiple ASIMO can provide services to enable the coexistence of humans and the environment are a steppractical use.
ASIMO is depending on the movement of people step back and to let people, or just, including the movement of technology, intelligence, to receive instructions for carrying the tray and push trolleys to the work of intelligence and technology, To develop Moreover, ASIMO get low battery charge and the automatic also features the development.
ASIMO several of these functions, depending on the situation of working to divide the unity that is charging more to provide the service, such as ASIMO, ASIMO cooperation with each other and continuously work to achieve a comprehensive system. . Continue reading

Robots and Robotic Arm Catoms

Intel Bras Robotique #1The IDF – Intel Developer Forum – allows the company Intel to discover its future processors, but is also a huge showcase to display its research projects the craziest.
Intel Bras Robotics # 1Cette years, among the research carried out in laboratories, there was a topic on robotics. Justin Rattner, CTO or current Chief Technology Officer of Intel Corporation, has introduced a robotic arm equipped with sensors and following the slightest movement of the hand through a new recognition technology based on electric fields. This new “sense” has been dubbed “Electric Field Pre-Touch.” It is present in some fish, and allows them to feel the contour of the surrounding objects through their effect on the electric field. This technique allowed the robot to track the movement of an object placed in front of him. Continue reading

Nao – Aldebaran Robotics – Robocop

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After a period of two years of intensive development, Aldebaran Robotics team enters a new phase, which will be completed by the delivery of our first models. At this stage, our communication will intensify, as well as our investment in emerging community and returns will be more passionate than ever solicited. Nao is now in the final stages of design macaronis (mechanics and electronics). The latest prototype, Al-05b (red), was mounted early July 2007 at the tender launched by the Organizing Committee of the Robocop, to be presented in Atlanta. The result is conclusive: Nao is now the new official platform of the league standard of the Robocop as early as the 2008 edition to be held in China. Continue reading

Robot Lovers on the issue of Tracks Arte

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A few days ago, Friday, February 22, 2008 exactly, the chain ARTE television broadcast in its issue TRACKS, a report on the following topic:
“Robot Lovers:
Cars without drivers, surveillance drones, sexual partners androids…: at a time when the South Korean government is working on drafting a charter of ethics of robotics, scientific and industrial robots invent the company tomorrow. “Rediscover therefore Nao and his friends in this news story very interesting…
Background of “Robot Lovers” on the issue of Tracks channel Arte:
Cars without drivers, surveillance drones or sexual partners androids: robots invade us.
“Hello, I am Alpha M, the latest humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics. My face is expressive totally controlled by thirty engines. I can also see you and recognize your face with the last recognition software to date. ” The reality is it being more than science fiction? Alpha M will be the grandfather of replicating that populate “Blade Runner”? In this film directed by Ridley Scott, androids, a sort of slave robots are so advanced that it is virtually impossible to distinguish between human beings. Aware of their limited life span to 5 years, they were outraged, demanding a change in their program. On Earth, replicating the hunting is open. “Blade Runner” is based on the book “The androids they dream of electric sheep? “Written in 1966 by Philip K. Dick. If the rebellion of robots designed by the American author does not seem to immediately, predictions of Isaac Asimov know it, another destiny. Regarded as the Emperor of science fiction, this doctor of biochemistry develops from the 40 years, the three fundamental laws meant to govern the future relationship between the robot and humans.
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“The first law states that a robot has no right to do harm to humans directly or indirectly. The second is that it must obey the orders given by humans unless those orders come into contradiction with the first law. And the third is that a robot must protect its own existence, unless it comes into conflict with the first two laws. ” These are word for word the principles of the writer Asimov that the Ministry’s Information and South Korea has used for his bill: a universal declaration of the rights of robots, anticipating an assumption machines awareness some predict soon. Each day, robots are increasingly taking place in our lives: Auxiliary office, regional security, help the elderly, nounou. In Japan, robot for old is already repaid 25% by the state. Continue reading

The Hitachi EMIEW2 Distingue Human Voices

Le Hitachi EMIEW2 Distingue Les Voix HumainesThe latest robot Hitachi, EMIEW2 is intelligent enough to differentiate between three human voices simultaneously through 14 microphones embedded in his head that provide voice recognition capabilities. To this end, the voice recognition is a separate audio source and recognition profile noise. The first focuses on the direction of the person speaking, allowing the EMIEW2 to know who he speaks with a distance of 2 meters, ignoring all other noises. The EMIEW2 is 80cm high and it is suitable for the job of receptionist:). It moves through a wheel after each leg, and he can climb stairs.

Robot Ringbone

Robot RingboSo your little (e) has all the toys he dreams? In case you think that there’s nothing to buy, here’s the robot Ringbone on which your child can climb. This mount positronique can be ordered through the joysticks that act as ears. This device will certainly your child, your greatest joy. The battery life is not known.

Robot Walker Flame

Flame Walking Robot

The researcher Daan Hobbelen of TU Delft has created a new robot that works very advanced named Flame. The robot is not designed for commercial purposes, mias research, thus giving a fresh look at how people walk. This will help people who have trouble walking, improved diagnostics, rehabilitation, as well as equipment. Flame is smart enough to put his feet to avoid a potential fall, and it would be the walking robot, the most advanced in the world – but can he climb the stairs? I do not know if the robot Flame may be better than Honda’s Asimo, but he looks very cool.