The monkey-like robot, Lucy, built by Stephen Grand is in the news
again. This time a it's Wired
article giving a consice overview of Grand and his plan to create an
intelligent robot that starts out stupid and learns
like a human child. For more information on Lucy see our previous article.
this is similar to my project. It my hopes that my robots will start
off a little more aware than stupid. I want my robots to start from
above average and go from there. everything be it robot or animal, has
some sort of behaviors already programmed in. Why start the robot off
stupid. Make it smart and get it smarter.
chucky was an evil looking doll to start with. most of his parts were
made in poor countires over seas that i can't pronounce. most likely
molded by sons and daughters of starving witch doctors. then not to
mention had a murders soul zapped into it. besides basic words and
other intelligence, my robot will have safegaurds as close to the 3
laws of robotics as possible. this is what makes my project so fun. i
have to write code for a robot that can start of smart and get smarter
and grow to have it's own personality and memories, then i have to go
back and write code that can write this code for me depending on what
the robot will be used for, who will use it and what sensors and
physical robot body is used. any one interested in joining this
project? Project Help Me Help You is taking members.
Model it after that hispanic chick from zoro or something.. she's
attractive. Anything beats what they got in that department.
But, that's JMO.. "Beauty" is supposed to be in the eye of the
beholder. I am sure that guy is very pleased with his robot, so if it's
good enough for him that's all that matters.
(Even if it's looks can peel paint!)