Category Archives: AI/Robotics

Robotic hand that learns from experience

An article following on from the one the other day – though from a different source. This time, work on creating a hand with human-like dexterity as part of a larger project to create robots that interact with the everyday … Continue reading

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Robots to be taught how to feel pain

While we’re working to insulate ourselves from pain, we’re also working to make robots feel it. Makes for some interesting ethical scenarios about both human and machine pain. An artificial nervous system aimed at teaching robots how to feel pain … Continue reading

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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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