16 May 2010

Creepy Robots – It’s only a matter of time before one of these kills somebody

[via:Waxy]

17 May 2009

Robot crosses city by asking directions

[via:Charris]

13 August 2008

Rat-Brained Robots could be useful in study of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy

See also: Youtube link, brief news item and video by BBC.

[via:Slashdot]

Robot Messenger Displays Person-to-Person Notes In Public (Modern Mechanix, August 1935)

To aid persons who wish to make or cancel appointments or inform friends of their whereabouts, a robot message carrier has been introduced in London, England. Known as the “notificator,” the new machine is installed in streets, stores, railroad stations or other public places where individuals may leave messages for friends.  The user walks up on a small platform in front of the machine, writes a brief message on a continuous strip of paper and drops a coin in the slot. The inscription moves up behind a glass panel where it remains in public view for at least two hours so that the person for whom it is intended may have sufficient time to observe the note at the appointed place. The machine is similar in appearance to a candy-vending device.

“To aid persons who wish to make or cancel appointments or inform friends of their whereabouts, a robot message carrier has been introduced in London, England. Known as the “notificator,” the new machine is installed in streets, stores, railroad stations or other public places where individuals may leave messages for friends.

The user walks up on a small platform in front of the machine, writes a brief message on a continuous strip of paper and drops a coin in the slot. The inscription moves up behind a glass panel where it remains in public view for at least two hours so that the person for whom it is intended may have sufficient time to observe the note at the appointed place. The machine is similar in appearance to a candy-vending device.”

[via:the Twitter blog]

18 June 2008

A short, easy to understand talk in seven parts introducing the “uncanny valley” in animation, robotics and morphing experiments.

Parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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