Robot Competition FAQ

Robot Competition FAQ

THIS LISTING IS PUBLISHED IN THE FOLLOWING FORMS: * Posted monthly in comp.robotics.misc, comp.answers, news.answers * Available in HTML format at http://robots.net/rcfaq.html * Available in ASCII format at http://www.faqs.org/faqs/robotics-faq/ *...
Robot Stories – Greg Pak Interview

Robot Stories – Greg Pak Interview

Robot Stories is a low budget movie billed as "science fiction from the heart". The collection of four Bradbury-style short stories is making the rounds of art house theaters around the...
Star Trek Got it Right on Computers

Star Trek Got it Right on Computers

Star Trek may be overly optimistic on FTL drive for starships and matter transmission but, according to a new Minneapolis Star Tribune article by Isaac Cheifetz, it was right on target with computer...
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...
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...
New Battlestar Galactica Amost Here!

New Battlestar Galactica Amost Here!

Eclipse Magazine says : "WE ARE GAGA for SCI-FI's New "Battlestar Galactica!!!!" The show is more emotional, the Cylons are more emotional, including such Cylon Tyrrany as Cylons with rabid...
K-Bot Explores the Uncanny Valley

K-Bot Explores the Uncanny Valley

Masahiro Mori's "Uncanny Valley" is an area in the evolution from robot to android where the robot's approval rating suddenly drops. People seem to accept things that look like machines or...
Behavioral Robots that Reason and React

Behavioral Robots that Reason and React

Space Daily has an article about how Georgia Tech researchers are designing behaviour-based robots that can reason and react. Georgia Tech researchers both in the Mobil Robot Lab and collaborating with the College...
A Gaggle of Robot Movies

A Gaggle of Robot Movies

I haven't seen X-Men 2 yet, but I heard it was good. But, what I'm really waiting for is the robot movies! Here's a couple that are coming up soon:...
Say Goodbye to the Daleks

Say Goodbye to the Daleks

The BBC is shutting down the special effects department responsible for creating the Daleks, Marvin the Paranoid Android, and Kryton. They cite a lack of demand for physical special effects now that most shows are...
Polymer Tactile Sensors

Polymer Tactile Sensors

According to a short article on betterhumans.com, the latest thing in android skin is the polymer tactile sensor. Also known as "smart skin", the sensor is an inexpensive, flexible polymer material that can...
Project info for UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR

Project info for UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR

Created 19 Aug 2002 at 03:27 UTC by mikegotis, last modified 21 Aug 2002 at 02:01 UTC by mikegotis. Notes: The Robotic Universal Language Translator Project is a massive undertaking. Even with reducing the...