Random Robot Roundup

Posted 23 May 2008 at 16:35 UTC by steve Share This

Want to see the Newton, the home robot of the future as envisioned in 1989? Hannes Drexl writes, "here's a promo video of the Newton home robot". Markus Waibel sent a link to a gizmodo article on Sisyphus V, a robot Zen Garden sculpture. One reader sent a link to an interesting TS-Si article that ponders the question of whether action must precede perception in robot learning. roschler writes, "Here's a video that shows what happens when a Jurassic Park renegade robot dinosaur meets a family of Dolphins at Sea World." Paulo R. C. Barros sent a link to his "Sci-Fi'ers", VideoArt which includes a soundtrack "2 Lovers Robots" by Fabio Amaral. Roland Piquepaille's latest include a story on Robin Murphy's newest rescue robot, one on medical nanotechnology, and a new Caltech brain-computer interface. The Swirling Brain has been busy too, sending us link to a face recognition algorithm, an MSNBC story on the latest hopping micro-robots, a Science Daily story on a walking robot named flame, a New Scientist article on the purring, Haptic Creature robot, and a Wire article with update on the latest mobile war robots. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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