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Helping autism with deep learning enhanced robots

Rosalind Picard and her team at MIT launched several years ago research in the area of affective computing, computers that can interact with humans taking into account the emotional level of the person interacting with them. They were designed also in ways to appeal and stimulate interaction, like having an …

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Transhumanism: Evolving the Human Body VI

Enhanced strength We have learnt to enhance our strength centuries, millennia, ago first with lever then harvesting hydraulic and then steam power. Today we have a tremendous array of machines that multiply ur strength. Our body strength has also improved since our ancestors, we have grown taller (10 cm in …

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Autonomous robot-bees on the horizon

This is a nice news, at least that’s how I see it, because it points out that the world we live in is amazingly complex in its simplicity. You see meadows and buzzing bees and that’s it. No reason to give a second thoughts about that. Yet, that is a …

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Untethered! Now the robot can take a walk

Atlas, a humanoid robot 1.5 m tall, made the headlines in 2013 as one of the most advanced humanoid robot ever developed. It weighted 75kg, could carry 11kg of groceries (or anything else!), had a stereo vision (using Lidar) and 28 joints providing flexibility in its movement and the capability …

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Too much technology to do stupid things!

I was reading yesterday the demise of TickTock, a Silicon Valley start up that focussed on robotics in the home. Their vision was a home where many of the chores would be done by several robots, each one with its own focussed task. Rather than building a very complex robot …

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