Random Robot Roundup

Posted 14 Apr 2009 at 21:20 UTC by steve Share This

Most roboticists and AI researchers have probably read Antonio Damasio's books such as Descarte' Error. Damasio's research group at USC has published a new study showing a distinction in how quickly the human brain makes ethical decisions based on physical empathy vs psychological empathy. Is this a defect in humans that could be corrected in emotional robots or a useful feature that needs to be preserved? LiveScience posted a story asking if cyborgs will compromise our privacy. Wired posted a gallery of photos from the Allen Brain Atlas project. The Swirling Brain sent us links to the a story on the Honda Asimo brain control hardware, some Pink Tentacle photos of a giant fire-spitting robot baby, the Terminator robot exhibit in Japan, a Technology Review article on a new implantable telescope that can restore site in end-stage macular degeneration patients. On a lighter note, he sent us a new trailer for a weird Japanese movie called Kung-fu Cyborg. Last, if you haven't seen it already, check out the little GM/Segway vehicle - this would make a cool balancing robot. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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