Random Robot Roundup

Posted 19 Aug 2009 at 15:49 UTC by steve Share This

Time for another news roundup before I fall too far behind! Sebastian Tyl writes, "you will be interested to know that Castrol has built a robot to test motorcycles" Daniel Casner writes, "WIRED in association with Touchstone pictures has produced a video on the real life robots behind the upcoming Surrogates movie". Speaking of movies, have you seen District 9? Travis Deyle recommends it and wrote a review of the robot hardware in the movie. If you're in India and looking for a robot kit, Kiran jadhav suggests you check out Robotek for some interesting robot bases and DiY kits. Chris Jang points out an interesting video of Yann LeCun talking about the LAGR robot: "At the end, LeCun talks about the robot. What's impressive about the robot is not so much it's capability. You could do the same thing using conventional control theory and statistical classifiers. It's the way they did it." From the rumors department, we don't have photos for you yet but expect to see a new Zeno prototype from Hanson Robotics in the near future. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please. And don't forget to follow us on twitter.

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