Teresa Escrig

News and oppinion about Cognitive AI & Robotics

Archive for April 27th, 2012

Service Robotics is still very much in its infancy

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According to Innovation News Daily these are the Top 7 Useful Robots You Can Buy Right Now. You can read the explanation of each one of them here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s very obvious that the service robotics field is very much in its infancy.  Basically toys (with the exception of the tele-presence robot), these represent what are currently considered, the top most useful robots. It is clear we can do much, much better.

The technology, is much more advanced, not only in the academic world but also in the industrial one, and can provide much more service to humanity. I guess it takes time to arrive to the market. Read the rest of this entry »

The Intelligence Revolution: Visions of the Future

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Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science. He’s the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory.

In this incredibly well done movie, he explains how Artificial Intelligence is affecting our lives now.  How our kids are spending more time in virtual worlds, such as “War of World Craft”,  than with their real friends. And how this will affect our lives in the near future.

It is an amazing review, of some of the scientific research that is taking place on the planet, related with Artificial Intelligence.

There is at least one thing that I do not agree with at all: that humans are going to have incorporated into their bodies more robotic parts than human parts in the near future.  To me, this final idea is nonsense.