Robotic Librarian

Robotic Librarian

The new Librarian at the Valparaiso University in Valparaiso Indiana will be a Robotic Librarian. The books will put in specially designed metal bins and the students can select any of...
Asimo and INKHA at the Dana Centre

Asimo and INKHA at the Dana Centre

The Dana Centre in London, UK will host a live event called Robotic Revelations on Monday, Feb 16. The event will include talks by Murray Shanahan, Richard Walker of Shadow Robotics, Matthew Walker, and Paul...
The Future of Intelligent Robots

The Future of Intelligent Robots

There's a new CNET news article that gives a concise overview of the state of the robotics industry today. Nothing new or unexpected here - more robots than ever being used; Japan...
David Hanson Speaking in Dallas Saturday

David Hanson Speaking in Dallas Saturday

David Hanson, of K-Bot fame, will be speaking at the Dallas Personal Robotics Group monthly meeting Saturday, Feb 14th, in Dallas, Texas. The DPRG website has details on the time and place. We've covered David and his...
Design and Use Paradigms for Gazebo

Design and Use Paradigms for Gazebo

Player/Stage has emerged as one of the leading candidates for an open, standardised robot control and simulation interface. Player is control software with built-in support for a wide range of robots,...
Better Looking Robots

Better Looking Robots

As robot technology continues to improve, it's becoming possible to give our robots much more interesting appearances. For some designers, like David Hanson this means exploring the uncanny valley where robots become androids...
Hans Moravec and SEEGRID

Hans Moravec and SEEGRID

We've been reporting on Hans Moravec's probabilistic volumetric sensing since 2001. Last year Moravec and Scott Friedman founded a company called SEEGRID Corporation to commercialize Moravec's robot perception and navigation ideas. SEEGRID's website is now online and offers more...
Ideas Born from a Dieing Neural Network?

Ideas Born from a Dieing Neural Network?

The Washington Post has an extremely interesting article about Stephen Thaler's Creativity Machine. The Creativity Machine is a new kind of Neural Network from Imagination Engines, Inc. Basically, it's like you take a Neural...
Dances with Robots

Dances with Robots

MIT student Sommer Gentry and her husband Dorry Segev have developed a highly evolved system of robot communication and control via haptic signaling. The system is better known as "Swing Dancing". They started...