A.I. Takes a Stroll Through Amsterdam in AI News
A.I. Takes a Stroll Through Amsterdam
|Started November 28, 2015, 11:00:04 PM|
Friday Funny in General Chat
Share your jokes here to bring joy to the world
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|Started November 28, 2015, 05:49:05 PM|
Is it just me or ?? in General Chat
Is it just me or does some of the people at ai_zone forum seem to be a tad testy when you bring up needing to do things different as far as chatbots go? I think that there needs to be a different way of doing it as tossing facts at chatbots does not necessarily improve their conversational skills. There needs to be a way to give them common sense. Without it all the facts in the world won't make them better.
|18 Comments | Started November 24, 2015, 09:59:29 AM|
Spencer the robot can guide passengers to their gates at busy airports
|Started November 28, 2015, 05:01:01 AM|
What’s new in robotics this week? Researchers teach robots to disobey (for their own good) in Robotics News
What’s new in robotics this week? Researchers teach robots to disobey (for their own good)
Now, let’s talk about how all of this stuff works in practice, in real interactions between humans and robots. The overall goal here is not just to teach robots when they should (and should not) follow orders, but also to provide a framework within which the robot is able to effectively communicate why it rejected an order. This is important, because it allows the human to provide additional instructions that might satisfy whichever felicity condition caused the failure in the first place.Read the full paper here.
There may be potential for robot disobedience beyond simply ensuring robot safety.
Maybe it’s just me, but I think I would quite enjoy having a domestic robot that not only questioned my instructions when safety issues arise, but also outright contradicted me on a regular basis for no particular reason.
Why? Think brain-training device rather than robo-butler. Such a robot would keep me on my toes hopefully without our relationship descending to Inspector Clouseau-Cato type levels:
FAA Releases Drone Registration Recommendations (Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association)
The Federal Aviation Administration has released a list of recommendations (PDF) for how to better monitor recreational use of drones in the United States:
The group’s final recommendations include creating an electronic registration system accessible through the Web or an app, providing an electronic certificate of registration and a personal registration number that can be used on all of an owner’s UAS, and requiring that the registration number (or registered serial number) be marked on all UAS before they are flown.See also: 3 Problems with the Drone Registration Recommendations (RoboticsTrends)
DARPA wants your wacky robotics ideas (Geek)
Do you have an idea for a robot you think DARPA would be interested in? Now’s your chance to let them know:
DARPA has teamed up with the Open Source Robotics Foundation to launch a program called the Robotics Fast Track (RFT). The goal is to give people outside the government a chance to pitch ideas for the future of robotics. The RFT is happy to accept any robotics or robotics software proposal, but it’s particularly interested in what people have in mind for maritime and space robots. These are considered the most challenging aspects of modern robotics.
Robot protects 8-year-old with brain tumor from deadly infection (WDTN) Xenex’s bug-zapping robot has come to the aid of Aydan Chapman, an 8-year old Texan boy who picked up a superbug infection while receiving chemotherapy for brain cancer:
1.7-million Americans will pick up infections at the hospital this year, often antibiotic resistant superbugs hard to disinfect, that can potentially be fatal. That has apparently happened to an eight-year-old Westlake boy. During the time he was receiving chemotherapy for his brain cancer, he got c-Diff, a superbug that kills one in ten people who get it, and lingers on surfaces for months. But Aydan Chapman is safely home now, his entire house disinfected by a superbug zapping robot.
Robopocalypse Now! #4 Interview: Roman Yampolskiy Discusses AI, Killer Robots, and the Age of the Machine (Futurism)
How swarm intelligence could save us from the dangers of AI (VentureBeat)
Why this farmer built a cool robot tractor (CBC Radio)
Matt Reimer, a farmer in rural Manitoba, has built a robotic tractor from open source components that can pull up alongside his combine, so harvested grain can be transported, all without a driver. (Audio: 9m14s)
And finally The Drone Racing League Will Be a Spectator Sport Like No Other (Wired)
Robotic Surgery For Sleep Apnea (ABC)
Artificial Intelligence: 10 Things To Know (InformationWeek)
Robot to help passengers find their way at airport (Alphagalileo)
5 Places To Meet a Robot in Tokyo (Japan Today)
Flying Robots Are the Future of Solar (GreenTechMedia)
Robotic agriculture and swarming with bees (ABC)
China’s robot sector needs to pick up the pace to upgrade manufacturing and rival foreign competitors, say experts (South China Morning Post)
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|Started November 28, 2015, 05:01:00 AM|
Data-mined photos document 100 years of (forced) smiling
|1 Comment | Started November 27, 2015, 11:00:32 PM|
Music Vids in General Chat
I don't start many new topics but today I have a compulsion to start one, sorry and as today (Sunday) is normally a time of the week I get to listen to some music I thought I would share.
|54 Comments | Started July 20, 2014, 03:17:38 PM|
Robots at #ERW2015: From imagination to market in Robotics News
Robots at #ERW2015: From imagination to market
Robots in the real world Next up were two success stories from industry. Note that neither Dyson nor Ocado are companies that have previously worked with robots. The former is best known for vacuum cleaners and the latter is an online grocer. Their stories were inspiring because they show the power of robotics when it enters everyday life.
“The only way you are going to get something to work in the real world is by putting it in the real world,” said Dyson’s Mike Aldred. His key take away message was “test test test.” Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner was 16 years in development and went through 110,000 trials in real homes over more than eight years. Two person-years were spent just in creating a test tool that identifies outliers and anomalies. But Aldred was keen to point out that, since it went on sale in Japan four weeks ago, the 360 Eye has already saved customers 250,000 hours that they could spend doing something else. However, for a robot be taken up, it has to perform better than a human, he said. His advice for would-be innovators was: “Always try to do something that can never possibly work. Innovation comes from thinking broadly and thinking differently.”
Thinking very differently from the average grocer is what got online supermarket Ocado interested in robotics. The company’s robotics research team leader Graham Deacon outlined the two major projects the company is involved with (in collaboration with European research institutes): Secondhands and SoMa, both funded via Horizon 2020 grants. SoMa is about using compliant robotic mechanisms to handle deformable products without conventional geometry, and Secondhands is seeking to develop a humanoid robot to assist maintenance technicians in routine and preventative maintenance. It’s a hugely ambitious exercise in collaborative robotics to develop a safe robot that can work shoulder to shoulder with a human.
Bringing it back to the table Panel roundup at ERW2015 During the panel discussion that followed, three of the speakers were joined by the BRL’s Innovation Manager Jill Burnet, and there was some final advice on bringing imagination to market.
Researching and manufacturing robotics can be hugely expensive. Dyson spent £28m on research for the 360 Eye, and manufacturing ran into eight figures, said Mike Aldred. But although this amount of investment is a barrier to many SMEs, Jill Burnet pointed out that incubators, such as the one at BRL, can tackle niche market problems.
Champion’s advice was to identify the core of the product, which might lead you to rethink your manufacturing. If it’s not linked to manufacturing, the SME should sub-contract.
And their top advice?
Mike Aldred: The best person to follow your idea is you. Own your own idea.
Jill Burnet: Find a community to work in, with like minded people, as we’ve done at BRL.
Renaud Champion: It’s a matter of having an idea, but the difference is in having and implementing. You don’t have to the go to the US to develop, Europe is a great place to start your business.
Graham Deacon: The companies I know that continue have passion – so it’s about sticking to it.
Check out all our European Robotics Week coverage here.
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|Started November 27, 2015, 11:00:32 PM|
Robots are learning to DISOBEY humans saying no if it thinks it might be hurt
|2 Comments | Started November 27, 2015, 05:00:13 PM|
AI Virtual Pets in Other
Artificial life also called Alife is simply the simulation of any aspect of life, as through computers, robotics, or biochemistry. (taken from the Free dictionary)This site focus's on the software aspect of it.
|Oct 03, 2015, 09:21:09 am|
Why did HAL sing ‘Daisy’? in Articles
...a burning question posed by most people who have watched or read “2001: A Space Odyssey”: that is, why does the computer HAL-9000 sing the song ‘Daisy Bell’ as the astronaut Dave Bowman takes him apart?
|Sep 04, 2015, 09:28:55 am|
Humans in Robots on TV
Humans is a British-American science fiction television series. Written by the British team Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, based on the award-winning Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans, the series explores the emotional impact of the blurring of the lines between humans and machines.
|Aug 28, 2015, 09:13:37 am|
Virtual Talk in Chatbots - English
[iTunes app] Virtual Talk is a AI chatting app that makes you talk with whomever you want. It remembers what you say and learns new dialogs. This app is one of the smartest chatbots in the world.
|Aug 17, 2015, 13:33:09 pm|
Robot Overlords in Robots in Movies
Not long after the invasion and occupation of Earth by a race of powerful robots wanting human knowledge and ingenuity, humans are confined to their homes. Leaving without permission would be to risk their lives. Monitored by the electronic implants in their necks, the robot sentries are able to track the movements of humans in order to control them. And if any person comes out of their home, they are given warnings by the robot sentries to get inside their home. If they do not comply, they are shot immediately.
|Aug 15, 2015, 14:42:25 pm|
Zerfoly in Chatbots - English
Zerfoly is a chatbot platform that makes it possible to create imaginary persons (chatbots) and teach them to talk to each other.
|Aug 09, 2015, 11:06:42 am|
YARP in Robotics
YARP is plumbing for robot software. It is a set of libraries, protocols, and tools to keep modules and devices cleanly decoupled. It is reluctant middleware, with no desire or expectation to be in control of your system. YARP is definitely not an operating system.
|Jul 31, 2015, 16:23:49 pm|
Kimbot in Chatbots - English
Kimbot uses simple text pattern matching to search its database of past conversations for the most reasonable response to a given query. It learns by associating questions it asks with the responses that are given to it.
|Jul 08, 2015, 10:10:06 am|
Telegram Bot Platform in Chatbots - English
Telegram is about freedom and openness – our code is open for everyone, as is our API. Today we’re making another step towards openness by launching a Bot API and platform for third-party developers to create bots.
|Jul 06, 2015, 18:13:45 pm|
Inf.net in Chatbots - English
'Our users can create and teach their own virtual characters (we call them 'infs'). Infs' creators choose appearance for their infs, teach them anything they want and post them on Facebook, MySpace, Blogger.com, Wordpress or any other website. Having read a conversation logs of the inf, the user can modify the replies directly in the logs, to make the inf smarter. '
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