Random Robot Roundup

Posted 2 Dec 2011 at 22:22 UTC by steve Share This

Dan from Future-Bot writes to let us know about his ATOM-7xp humanoid project, "next to the PETMAN it's the only full size humanoid going on in the USA". IEEE Spectrum published a nice retrospective on John McCarthy, the man who created LISP and was credited with coining the phrase "artificial intelligence". Our friends over at IEET have published an amusing poll showing the level of support for the Occupy movement among AI and singularity people. The Brain Mysteries blog notes a new study showing the high correlation of functional areas in the human brain with mice and other mammal brains, indicating a common conservation mechanism in evolution. And, speaking of brains, the Conscious Entities blog suggests a new way of looking at consciousness - maybe consciousness the output of a brain, not part of the processing. 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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