Commercial Robotics

Robotics: Grow Up!

Posted 9 Jun 2005 at 13:32 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

Lance Ulanoff of PC Magazine says, "Robotics: Grow Up!" and then tells the robotics industry to gets its act together. Lance does a great job in bringing to light what's wrong with the robotics industry by recollecting his experiences with a recent robotics trade show. Sadly, a lot of his points are completely correct. The robotics industry appears to be mired in myopic, over- schooled robotic geeks making piddly wall-detection robots that no one wants nor can they sell. His solution? Simplify your robot and run a cost-benefit analysis to see if it will sell. He says the Roomba meets that cost-benefit criterion. Check out the article to find out more about Lance's interesting observations.

Robot Minds: Grow Up!, posted 9 Jun 2005 at 14:14 UTC by AI4U » (Observer)

Mentifex Mind.Forth AI has recently made a lot of progress towards becoming an AI brain or AI engine. Mind.Forth has long been plagued with a problem of making spurious associations from concept to concept during the generation of a thought in natural language. Now recently in 2005, the user option of cycling through Normal, Tutorial and Diagnostic modes has been added. As such, Mind.Forth is an excellent vehicle for teaching about robot AI to students from high school on up. You just press the "Tab" key, and the AI lets you see deep (Tutorial) or deeper (Diagnostic) into its own thought processes. It is an eerie feeling, to see a robot AI mind stripped naked while thinking.

Mind.Forth is not a stock-response, Turing-spoof chatterbot but rather a True AI as described in the free online AI4U textbook of artificial intelligence for autonomous mobile robots.

Feeding the Troll, posted 9 Jun 2005 at 15:13 UTC by dogsbody_d » (Master)


At least TRY and say something vaguely relevant you twit AI4U.

"Mind.Forth is not a stock-response, Turing-spoof chatterbot" but I'm starting to think that you are. Hang on. Maybe that's true. Maybe AI4U is a bot. In which case it's rubbish.

I agree to a point, posted 10 Jun 2005 at 12:06 UTC by c6jones720 » (Master)

I agree to a point but reading that report almost makes our endevours seem futile. Futile or otherwise I have every intention of carrying on that way I have been.

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