Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Year in Review

Technology Review sums up the past year in robot advances.

Medical and military advances abound, of course. But creepily, some are learning to make eye contact and one learned to mimic sneakiness, "hiding in virtual shadows and darting between obstacles to remain undetected ("Modeling Sneaky Robots")."

And some Swiss robots learned to "deceive each other when their resources were limited ("Robots 'Evolve' the Ability to Deceive")."

So keep an eye on the shadows and DON'T TRUST YOUR ROOMBA.

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