When parents give birth to a child, it would seem pretty ridiculous to expect that baby to immediately live and function as well as an adult. Yet our pursuit of humanoid robots does almost exactly that. We create automatons and try to train them to play and work like adults. As recently featured in Nature, the RobotCub project is rethinking that approach with iCub, a robot toddler. Funded by the European Continue reading
The humanoid robot Asimo from Honda now works independently and operates independently with its environment.
The new technology developed by Honda puts the robot now in the situation in an environment with other people and Asimo robots to interact. Asimo has learned and is now in a position to be harmonious. The robot can now dodge oncoming people. It covers the persons eyes with his camera, calculates its direction of motion and speed, calculated their expected movements and then selects independently the fairest way to the person not to hinder. Is not enough space occurs Asimo back and lets the people the priority. Even in the everyday work of a human being, the small robots now perform tasks such as wearing a trays and pushing a wagon. Another feature is that when Asimo below a certain battery now stand independently its battery charges. The comprehensive system allows that several Asimo robot work together for editing. Continue reading