Forknife: A Robot Running Google Android on a G1

Forknife: A Robot Running Google Android on a G1

The Linux-based Google Android phone OS is being used on an HTC G1 phone to control Forknife, a strange little robot with articulated cutlery that seems determined to possess snack cakes despite its complete...
Androids vs Humanoids: The Future of Robots

Androids vs Humanoids: The Future of Robots

An Electronic Design article discusses whether the future of robots should be life-like androids or general-purpose humanoids. Hiroshi Ishiguro argues for androids while Stephen Keeney, of Honda, believes humanoids are the way...
Are Androids Better Robots?

Are Androids Better Robots?

Roland Piquepaille writes, "The latest issue of Connection Science is dedicated to Android Science. This special issue was co-edited by Karl MacDorman, in the Human-Computer Interaction program of the School of Informatics, Indiana University,...
Hiroshi Ishiguro and his Androids

Hiroshi Ishiguro and his Androids

A new Scientific American article highlights the android creations of Hiroshi Ishiguro of the Osaka University Intelligent Robotics Lab. His most life-like android, Repliee Q2, a robotic duplicate of human Ayako Fujii, has been in the...
FA1: The Boxing Sparring Partner Android

FA1: The Boxing Sparring Partner Android

Self Defence Technologies, Inc. has developed a robotic boxing sparring partner that is being hailed as the world's first true fighting android. The robot, called Fighting Android FA1, allows boxers...
Philip K. Dick Returns as an Android

Philip K. Dick Returns as an Android

Showing once again that reality is stranger than fiction, Philip K. Dick has returned from the dead via FedEx. In an unparalleled technical collaboration, a team of artists, writers, engineers, literary...
Social Mechanisms of Android Science

Social Mechanisms of Android Science

A call for papers has been issued for a planned CogSci2005 event called the Android Science Workshop. The theme is "Toward Social Mechanisms of Android Science". According to their website, "the aim of this...

VR Among Us: Everything We Know So Far

Among Us is coming to VR, and this version promises to be the most realistic and immersive version of the game yet. This game will stick to the core mechanics...

GTA Trilogy Remastered: All You Need to Know

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy, or simply the GTA Trilogy, is getting a remaster with tons of improvement coming from Rockstar Games. It’s going to come out on several platforms...