Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
That's it, folks. We're done.
They've gone and built a biologically based robot brain.
The robot’s biological brain is made up of cultured neurons which are placed onto a multi electrode array (MEA). The MEA is a dish with approximately 60 electrodes which pick up the electrical signals generated by the cells. This is then used to drive the movement of the robot. Every time the robot nears an object, signals are directed to stimulate the brain by means of the electrodes. In response, the brain's output is used to drive the wheels of the robot, left and right, so that it moves around in an attempt to avoid hitting objects. The robot has no additional control from a human or a computer, its sole means of control is from its own brain.
We're now officially doomed.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Crime fighting robots by 2040.
"The robots themselves will not be super-intelligent and will not be motivated to take over themselves, but those who control the robots will control society."
The study that came to this conclusion was sponsored by the dvd release of The Sarah Conner Chronicles. Conflict of interest?
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Some plucky Brits utilized the technology that makes your mobile phone vibrate to create a small army of autonomous robots.
Says a biorobotics professor: "This also poses important research questions: how can we maintain and control thousands of robots."
Yeah, let's get a handle on that now, shall we?