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Trusting Robots

The article below points out that trust will be earned over time. This trust will come not from the physical appearance of the object being interacted with, but by the intelligence of the software creating the interaction. The more human-like the software interaction is, the more room there is to build trust. How Robots Will […]

The Augmented Age

The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti – [] What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems that come up with (and build) radical new designs for bridges, cars, drones and much more — all […]

Intelligence Enhances Sex

Sex is better with a partner because it involves the pleasure of two instead of the pleasure of one and because it expands from the pleasure of self to the pleasure of another. Sex is best when both partners focus on the requirements and desires of the other more than their own needs. Just understanding […]

Robot Pets

Pet ownership can become expensive and requires time and effort. In some circumstances, this overhead is prohibitive, despite the emotional bonding and companionship pets provide. Robotic pets solve many of the problems associated with pet ownership and will increasingly be able to provide companionship as their software matures. Robot Pets of the Future – [] […]

Ethical Robot Fish

Researchers at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University have been studying the dynamics of fish schooling behavior and how it can be influenced. Their published results suggest that robotic fish can “steer” a school of fish in a desired direction. Fish by themselves only display the most simple of ethical behavior (basic survival of […]

1709 – Vaucanson – bio

Jacques Vaucanson was born in Grenoble, France in 1709 and was an inventor and engineer who mainly constructed automated machines known as automatons. These were early versions of robots. His most famous robot was the duck, which could flap its wings, stretch its neck and simulated digestion. He learned anatomy from discussions with surgeons and […]

Lunar X-Prize

The Google Lunar X-Prize (GLXP) or Moon 2.0 is a competition funded by Google and organized by the X-Prize foundation, which calls for landing a robotic craft on the Moon and then exploring the surface and transmitting data back to Earth. The first X-Prize of $25,000 was won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 for flying […]


Telepresence started out pretty much as video conferencing, but has already expanded far beyond that and is now beginning to use robots as surrogates for telepresence operations. The combination of robotic movement and sensors with ever advancing telecom ability holds great promise for tele-commuting jobs and remote operations and interactions in many forms. As robotic […]


Adam is a robot scientist that uses scientific analysis to carry out and compare test results and has the ability to independently discover new information. Adam uses AI based software to develop hypotheses, carry out experiments and analyze the results. While Adam is a prototype and still needs some support and attention, this is likely […]

When we evolve into robots

Scott Adams spends part of his life writing a popular comic strip called “Dilbert”. Folks seem to think it’s funny and socially pertinent. But when he’s not penning his comic, he’s thinking deeply. This post on his blog is about the evolution of robotics and how it may merge with the evolution of humanity. When […]