Robot as safety assistants

NEDO (Organization for the Development of New Energy and Industrial Technology) began August 3 a “Project Implementation robot assistants. This project is divided into five parts. The first objective is to conduct R & D on methods of verifying the security of this type of robots, to establish safety standards and, ultimately, to propose these standards to the world, the ultimate goal is to launch spam on the Japanese market. The other four components relate to the parallel development of four types of robots:
 – The robot supporting the autonomy of elderly and disabled (Panasonic).
 – Robots can move only in public spaces: applications to everyday life (Fuji Heavy Industry) and monitoring (Alsok, Rangefinder, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Tokki System).
 – Clothing robot “HAL”, lavishing assistance muscle (Cyber dyne, University of Tsukuba).
 – A robot vehicle with which a disabled user can move (Toyota Motor, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Four Link Systems).

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Robot Lovers on the issue of Tracks Arte

Tracks Robots-Lovers #4

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