Human-Robot Interaction of The World

Human-Robot InteractionTactile, acoustic, and vision sensors provide robots with perceptual capabilities, enabling them to explore and analyze their environment in order to behave more intelligently. The intelligent robot system KAMRO uses several camera systems to generate an environment model in order to perform complex assembly tasks. Continue reading

Oxidative Stress – What is it?

If the formation of free radicals, a healthy concentration, it is called oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress is the condition in which the human body arising free radicals are not quenched by antioxidants may be sufficient. Free radicals are oxygen radicals or derivatives of oxygen from the breathing. 50-10% of the oxygen from the breathing will be converted in our body’s too aggressive and harmful oxygen radicals.

Moreover, there are a number of factors that lead to an increased production of free radicals: UV radiation, ozone, environmental toxins, emotional stress, unbalanced diet, physical activity (sports), alcohol, smoking, drug, acute and chronic. Thus our body is exposed to a huge burden that is associated with the emergence of a number of diseases.  Despite billions in investments (penny stocks) for the early detection of cancer, the cancer mortality are not reduced by the concept. On the contrary, from 1970 to 1994 the death rate increased in cancer by 6%. Therefore, new methods have to be on cancer prevention to achieve genuine. One way is in a healthy diet and adequate supply of antioxidants.

In the field of cardiovascular diseases (and heart attack, stroke, smoker’s leg a few) take a key role in the antioxidant one. Elevated cholesterol, known as one of the main risk factors for the “hardening of the arteries, can exert its damaging influence that is only when the vessels are sufficiently protected by antioxidants not. In addition, for the arytenoids an important protective function to be regarded as established. Another risk factor, whose importance to the development of cardiovascular disease at a relatively short time, since the famous one, is the so-called homocysteine (a metabolite in the human body). With sufficient supply with glutathione, folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 can this serious problem will be treated preventively.

These two major groups of diseases are well but also in other phenomena significant relationship with oxidative stress: this aging process include the general, Alzheimer’s disease (related to vitamin E), depression (connection to folic acid deficiency), cataract (vitamin C , E and carotenoids), senile macular degeneration ( primarily in green vegetables) and Anti aging dysfunction of the immune Even with so-called “balanced diet” is a sufficient supply of protective substances not guaranteed (inadequate absorption of substances from the intestines, decreasing quality of fruits and vegetables due to premature harvesting, long storage, etc.). This recommendation within the system is currently in daily amounts of micronutrients only “minimum to prevent deficiency diseases”.
Finally, it is possible with a drop of blood from the fingertip to measure the individual radiance by and through targeted intake of antioxidants to maintain health contributes actively.

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Lego NXT Robot communication with PC

NXT-RobotGeneration Robots markets programmable autonomous robots, i.e. it is possible to program the robot’s behavior based on data it receives from its environment but also the code of conduct is on the robot, is the meaning of self. There are commercially available robots are not autonomous but which are controllable, e.g. via radio-control or other means of connection. Continue reading

Development of robots endowed with self-consciousness

Self-robots and human consciousness – just different things. The main purpose of the development of robots endowed with self-consciousness, is to build systems capable of self-identified their unit to ensure the best possible adaptation to the environment functioning even in case of unforeseen changes in their own structure or parameters of the medium. Continue reading

The android built by Honda shows in Barcelona their new skills.

352457_2It’s almost a little person. The robot Asimo, in which the automaker Honda wanted to show the world who could play “a complete and functional mobility,” showed yesterday for the first time in Europe that runs faster, speaking, serves coffee, is capable of shaking hands and that he can stop without therefore crash. More than many humans. However, one must be trained to talk with him say things very clear and let him know the intentions. And if not, let them ask the mayor of Barcelona, Jordi Hereu, who yesterday stood with his hand in the air awaiting the response of the robot when he helped to inaugurate the second Conference on Robotics. And is that Asimo, despite its progress, has limitations for assessing a situation, but once entered can matter politely admonish the speaker if you think this time is exceeded hold your greeting.

Proof Tray
So the robot, even though it was time employee at the headquarters of Honda in Japan as a friendly and efficient receptionist, crude would still find a job in the world of humans, if only to serve those cafes that with such skill its creators have managed to bring in a tray, which transports and leaves a smooth table. A daily gesture of humans do not stop to think about their complexity: acknowledge the environment, and move around obstacles, assessing the strength to bear weight, perform vertical movements and find a place to deposit the load. All this is possible because the new Asimo has used his fingers and thumbs like humans, to grasp objects. And many new sensors.
“We must improve decision making, the autonomy of behavior and how it works together,” said Edgar Korner, president of Honda Research Institute Europe. That is, make it more efficient. For scientists, he said, have been able to reproduce human mobility, with actions such as climbing stairs, or spinning while running without stop, but have not yet managed to convey the resolution and emotions. “Intelligence-type has a brain, but we to understand how the brain works to reproduce the architecture of control, “says Korner.

So far, this android backpack that measures 1.30 meters and weighs 54 kilos, makes his first steps as a player, with a perfect style. For those who want to check today, and free sessions are open to the public, but to see it is to travel to the Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona.