Category Archives: AI/Robotics

Transhuman Films

The blog’s been pretty quiet while I’ve been concentrating on other things. One of those other things is a research project looking at post- and transhumanism in popular culture, and particularly in film. One of those projects has been the … Continue reading

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Are Robots Threatening Your Immortal Soul?

A while ago, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, theology and robots was a topic that generated a number of books and publications including the ones below: “God In the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God” … Continue reading

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Robot babies

IEEE Spectrum has a new chart up of different robots the mimic human babies and children in various ways (on capabilities vs. appearance axes). See IEEE Spectrum: Invasion of the Robot Babies (Infographic) for that and some other interesting links … Continue reading

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Portraits In Posthumanity: Claudia Mitchell

From the io9 posthuman newsfeed is a brief article looking a this form of muscle/nerve prosthetic. I’m constantly amazed by this kind of thing, and can’t imagine what it will look like in 10-15 years time. See Portraits In Posthumanity: … Continue reading

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Robot Ethics?

A couple of related articles about encoding ethics into software: Terminate: The Machine’s Guide to Ethics РRobots Рio9 Remote-control warfare: Droning on | The Economist

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Robots Teach Korean Students English

Interesting article over at Robots Teach Korean Students English – Robots – io9 on the deployment of 1000s of robot language teachers to assist in the learning of English in South Korean schools and pre-schools. I’m wondering why they’ve embedded … Continue reading

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Robot to work at rest home

You see this sort of thing in the overseas press from time to time (after all it seems to be obligatory to run a robot story every week or so), but it’s not often you see a robot healthcare story … Continue reading

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Teaching Robots To Be Human

Interesting short interview on robots and creativity. See Teaching Robots To Be Human.

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Cuddly robots?

I’m thinking it looks too much like ALF, but an interesting application in therapeutic robots for children. See Cuddly robot helps sick kids

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World Builder – short film

I thought this was very good – a virtual reality love story. See YouTube – World Builder See also YouTube – World Builder (high quality) Similar in some ways to Grek Pak’s Robot Stories.

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