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.
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.
BY THE GREAT GREEN JOCKSTRAP OF ISAAC ASIMOV!!!!!!!!!!
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.