As technology speeds forward, humans are beginning to imagine the day when robots will fill the roles promised to us in science fiction. But what should we be thinking about TODAY, as robots like military and delivery drones become a real part of our society? How should robots be programmed to interact with us? How should we treat robots? And who is responsible for a robot's actions? As we look at the unexpected impact of new technologies, we are obligated as a society to consider the moral and ethical implications of robotics. Featuring: Peter Asaro, PhD Assistant Professor, The New School http://ift.tt/1cCdh5N Wendell Wallach, Ethicist & Scholar, Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics http://ift.tt/1dr0asb Kate Darling, Robot Ethics Researcher, MIT Media Lab http://ift.tt/LzUfkD Links to all videos used: http://ift.tt/1cCdiXi Music List: 1) Instrumental Core, "Free Run" - (http://ift.tt/MPzQXn) (http://ift.tt/1cpLsAq) (http://ift.tt/1cCdiXk) 2) Instrumental Core, "Hans Zimmer - Time (Instrumental Core Remix)" - (http://ift.tt/MPzQXn) (http://ift.tt/1cpLsAq) (http://ift.tt/1cCdiXk) 3) Grumble Sounds, "When You Lose It" - http://ift.tt/1cCdiXl 4) We Are Mako, "Beam (The Orchestral Mix) - http://ift.tt/1dr0aZk 5) Omgaruda, "Save Orangutan Borneo - Sumatra", - http://ift.tt/1cCdhm2 6) Lee Rosevere, "Ciro" - http://ift.tt/1dr0bfz More Off Book: Are Emoticons the Future of Language? http://ift.tt/1hD72F8 Is Code the Most Important Language in the World? http://ift.tt/1dr0asj How To Be Creative http://ift.tt/1dr0dnG Frame to Frame: The Art of Stop Motion http://ift.tt/18JtQv1 Follow Off Book: Twitter: @pbsoffbook Tumblr: http://ift.tt/pETBUr
The new DARWIN MINI humanoid robot from Robotis is definitely the easiest, and most straight forward, assembly process I’ve ever experienced. Over the years I’ve assembled about a dozen different humanoid robots from manufacturers all over the world. As far as assembly is concerned, the DARWIN MINI beats them all, hands down.
Here’s a photo gallery with detailed images documenting the entire process:
Bandai announced that "Chogokin Hello Kitty” with Rocket Punch will go on sale in Japan this June. Pricing and availability outside the country isn't available at this time.
Time lapse video of AGNES the knitting robot knitting a scarf. The whole scarf takes around 5 hours to make.
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Grant Imahara is a mythbuster, a builder of robots, and occasionally, Mr. Sulu. Grant talks to Kim Horcher about busting myths, building Geoff Peterson (Craig Ferguson's robot skeleton sidekick) and the Energizer Bunny, being one of the official Artoo (R2-D2) technicians, living his dream on the Enterprise Bridge, getting stranded during an airport shooting, and how he got started working in the impossibly cool field of robotics, and more! Subscribe to Nerd Alert to catch Grant all this week! http://dft.ba/-5yMt Follow Grant on Twitter! http://ift.tt/1k41ghg **************************************************** ON TWITTER: @NerdAlertTYT @Kimscorcher @Timmyfrisch Nerd Alert: Bringing you tech news, gaming, geek culture and more every day of the week with host Kim Horcher and friends. Part of the TYT Network of shows. http://ift.tt/16PXK4I *****************************************************
Thought I'd share one of my fondest memories of BOB MAY -The ROBOT from Lost in Space
This video shows how to control a Mini Darwin using an Android device via bluetooth. The app is only in Korean at the moment. You can tell the robot to walk and do other stuffs by pressing buttons on the app. It also uses the gyro sensor and voice recognition on the Android tablet to tell the robot what to do. http://unclebobtech.com http://robobirthday.com http://ift.tt/1mMMeJN
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Cooperating robots for monitoring of riverine environments
Deagostini Japan and Mitsui Sumitomo bank are introducing a Robi branded VISA credit card in Japan next month. The introductory campaign includes Robi branded items including a mini Robi figure and Quo prepaid cards featuring an original Robi design.
Needless to say, the promotion is only open to Japan residents.