Jump to content

Welcome to FutureTimeline.forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

These ads will disappear if you register on the forum

Photo

AI & Robotics News and Discussions

artificial intelligence machine learning deep learning robots ASIMO Singularity Boston Dynamics automation AI robotics

  • Please log in to reply
2753 replies to this topic

#21
Craven

Craven

    Elephant in the forest

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,325 posts
  • LocationPoland, Cracow
It's robotic, but it's old. It's around 13:16
"I walk alone and do no evil, having only a few wishes, just like an elephant in the forest."

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone."

#22
Logically Irrational

Logically Irrational

    For Lack of a Better Name

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,547 posts
  • LocationHoover Dam
Everyone's probably heard about this by know, but I'll put it on here anyway.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

#23
Prolite

Prolite

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 609 posts
Hell yeah, Alpha Dog is awesome. I can't wait to see what this dog can do in 5 years.
I'm a business man, that's all you need to know about me.

#24
Craven

Craven

    Elephant in the forest

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,325 posts
  • LocationPoland, Cracow
Do you know his little brother?
"I walk alone and do no evil, having only a few wishes, just like an elephant in the forest."

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone."

#25
Craven

Craven

    Elephant in the forest

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,325 posts
  • LocationPoland, Cracow
http://www.science20...bot_brain-83231 Artificial cerebellum that can cooperate with rat brain and replace it's functions.
"I walk alone and do no evil, having only a few wishes, just like an elephant in the forest."

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone."

#26
Logically Irrational

Logically Irrational

    For Lack of a Better Name

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,547 posts
  • LocationHoover Dam
Only in Japan:


Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

#27
Logically Irrational

Logically Irrational

    For Lack of a Better Name

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,547 posts
  • LocationHoover Dam
The International Space Station has a robot now.

http://www.computerw...n_space_station

The space agency did not say when the robot will be on the move inside the station. After nearly a year of tests to see how the robot responds on the space station and how its human counterparts react to it, Robonaut 2 is expected to perform tasks such as cleaning and basic maintenance inside the station, as well as to help astronauts outside on spacewalks.

The 300-pound robot has been in the works for about 11 years. R2 was built with a total of 38 PowerPC processors, including 36 embedded chips, which control its joints. Each of the embedded processors communicates with the main chip in the robot.

At first, the robot will be connected to a pedestal on the space station and will only be able to work in place. By the end of the year, NASA hopes to ship one or two leglike appendages to be attached to Robonaut 2, giving it more mobility around the station.


Pretty soon, we'll hopefully be getting something like this up there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F-wDXsLFqU
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

#28
Craven

Craven

    Elephant in the forest

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,325 posts
  • LocationPoland, Cracow

  • eacao likes this
"I walk alone and do no evil, having only a few wishes, just like an elephant in the forest."

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone."

#29
wjfox

wjfox

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,966 posts
  • LocationLondon
I've changed the thread title slightly, to include AI.

Here's a story in the Wall Street Journal -

Are Smartphones Becoming Smart Alecks?

http://online.wsj.co...WhatsNewsSecond

#30
Unrequited Lust

Unrequited Lust

    He Who Would Swallow God

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 559 posts
Something about swarms of micro-sized robots in orbit that do stuff:

http://singularityhu...essage-for-300/

Apparently the technology is already here, they just need funding.

#31
Prolite

Prolite

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 609 posts

Only in Japan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzjkBwZtxp4


Sorry but this is just pre-programmed crap. Not impressed.
I'm a business man, that's all you need to know about me.

#32
Caiman

Caiman

    Administratus Extremus

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 952 posts
  • LocationManchester, England

Sorry but this is just pre-programmed crap. Not impressed.

I see where you are coming from, but I suppose the real point of this is to demonstrate precision robotics on a human-sized scale. Eventually all of this will converge into humanoid robots capable of mimicking human movement and ability.
~Jon

#33
Craven

Craven

    Elephant in the forest

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,325 posts
  • LocationPoland, Cracow
I'm with Prolite on this. Yeah it's impressive precision, and Asimo is mindblowing, but it's BigDog and LittleDog that get the prize and are our future. While Japan was (or seemed like) technological leader it ultimately shows that they can only perfect some concepts, but innovation is totally not their thing.
"I walk alone and do no evil, having only a few wishes, just like an elephant in the forest."

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone."

#34
Prolite

Prolite

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 609 posts
This is 2011. I'm not impressed with precision programming. That was impressive back in 1999. IBM's Watson and Boston Dynamic's Big Dog are absolutely impressive. In 5 years from now, I expect much much more. And when I'm 100 years old in 2081, I expect to be talking to an android and not know whether it's human or not.
  • wjfox, eacao and Yuli Ban like this
I'm a business man, that's all you need to know about me.

#35
wjfox

wjfox

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,966 posts
  • LocationLondon

This is 2011. I'm not impressed with precision programming. That was impressive back in 1999. IBM's Watson and Boston Dynamic's Big Dog are absolutely impressive. In 5 years from now, I expect much much more. And when I'm 100 years old in 2081, I expect to be talking to an android and not know whether it's human or not.

Agree totally.

#36
wjfox

wjfox

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,966 posts
  • LocationLondon
iRobot to cut jobs in military robots division; home robots booming

Boston Business Journal by James M. Connolly, reporter
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Home and government robot maker iRobot Corp last night reported quarterly financial results that “far exceeded” expectations, and raised its projections for full-year results for the second time in 2011.

The home robot business grew 32 percent in the quarter — with 56 percent growth outside the U.S.

http://www.bizjourna...t-earnings.html

#37
Craven

Craven

    Elephant in the forest

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,325 posts
  • LocationPoland, Cracow

  • Yuli Ban likes this
"I walk alone and do no evil, having only a few wishes, just like an elephant in the forest."

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone."

#38
Prolite

Prolite

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 609 posts
I like that spherical flying machine.
I'm a business man, that's all you need to know about me.

#39
wjfox

wjfox

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,966 posts
  • LocationLondon
The robotics industry is now on an exponential growth path

Several indicators point to the robotics industry being on an exponential growth path. Key enabling technologies, such as AI, energy storage, computer hardware, sensors, and actuators are steadily improving, and revenues are also increasing. Robots are now doing an increasing number of tasks that formerly could only by done by humans. Some are even starting to worry that robots may take some jobs, although others argue that the robotics industry will create as many jobs as it displaces. In an interview with Sander Olson, Qinetiq Chief Technology Officer Robert Wiesman discusses the major advances that have occurred in the robotics field during the past three decades, as well as the future of autonomous robots.

http://nextbigfuture...xponential.html
  • Yuli Ban likes this

#40
Logically Irrational

Logically Irrational

    For Lack of a Better Name

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,547 posts
  • LocationHoover Dam
MIT pair: Robots taking human jobs
http://news.bostonhe...e&position=also

Computers and robots are adding more skills to their resume every year — such as translating, data analysis and driving — and threatening to push expensive, highly trained workers to the unemployment lines, according to a new e-book by a pair of MIT economists.
“Until pretty recently, machines couldn’t translate languages, they couldn’t play a game show worth a darn, and they couldn’t drive a car,” MIT Sloan School of Management research scientist Andrew McAfee, co-author of “Race Against the Machine,” told the Herald. “But innovators and entrepreneurs are going to apply these technologies to situations where we have human workers.”

http://www.zdnet.com...y-machines/2933
http://www.bostonher...ticleid=1376106
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, robots, ASIMO, Singularity, Boston Dynamics, automation, AI, robotics

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users