Three articles and a video demonstrating the state of robotics research and the direction scfientists and engineers are designing for our future.
Ted Talk : Robots that are “self-aware” Oct 13, 2007
Big Dog is one of the most advanced adaptive robots
Elon Musk, of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX fame, who has an impressive track record of predicting future technology trends and acting on them, in 2014 tweeted:
“…We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.”- Elon Musk, 2 Aug 2014
Is IBM’s new TrueNorth chip one step towards a conscious non-biological entity?
“We have taken inspiration from the cerebral cortex to design this chip,” says IBM’s chief scientist for brain-inspired computing, Dharmendra Modha.
“It can see an accident about to happen.” – Modha.
Researchers have developed self-folding robots that are able to take shape and crawl without human intervention.
The Terminator – though fictional – could figure out how to keep going when injured
“Possessing the skill of handling obstacles well demonstrates a high level of self-reliance, good judgment, and resourcefulness,” he explains. Goulston says savvy hiring managers will use the interview to determine whether you’ve mastered this skill and possess these traits.
The People Who Control the Internet Got Together in a Room Yesterday — Here’s What They’re Worried AboutMay 16, 2015
ICANN is the private nonprofit organization that oversees how domains are named and assigned. Despite this shakeup, Fadi Chehadé — the president and CEO of ICANN — assured the room that everything was okay. “We’re not looking for global agreement,” the Internet Society president said.