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2013-11-08 23:00:44

“The challenge in all of this,” Jeffrey Epstein remarked, who funds the project along with the Hong Kong Innovation in Technology Fund, “is to create a robotic nervous system that can perceive concepts in its environment as effectively as virtual avatars.” (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Robots are quickly evolving from direction driven machines to free thinking, non-deterministic humanoids, thanks to an ingenious group of artificial intelligence scientists from Hong Kong and Texas; and...

Janken Robot Cheats, Wins At Rock-Paper-Scissors
2013-11-04 18:03:37

[ Watch the Video: Janken Robot Is A Champ At Rock-Paper-Scissors ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online It’s easy to win a game of Paper-Rock-Scissors when you have super vision and are able to distinguish what your opponent will throw before they actually finish throwing it. This is precisely how the Janken robot, created by scientists at Japan’s Ishikawa Oku Laboratory, is able to best any human opponent in the game. Rather than predict what its opponent will...

Role Playing Games Desensitize To Real Experience
2013-10-29 08:54:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Role-playing video games (RPGs) can alter our experience of reality and desensitize us to valuable real-life experiences and important body signals, according to a study published this month in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Ulrich Weger of the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany and Steve Loughan of Melbourne University in Australia studied what happens when gamers assume the role of and identify with a...

Dogs Could Help Roboticists Train Social Robots
2013-09-13 04:13:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gabriella Lakatos of the Hungarian Academy of Science and Eötvös Loránd University says the best things a social robot designer can do is bring their dog to work. Watching how the dog interacts with a prototype during testing could help the designers fine-tune their robots, according to the study published in the journal Animal Cognition. Lakatos found dogs react sociably to robots that behave socially towards them, even if the...

Robotic Trustworthiness The Aim Of Trustworthy Robotic Assistants Project
2013-07-04 05:47:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers from the UK are working hard to ensure future robots don't go all Skynet on us and take over the world. Funded by the country's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Trustworthy Robotic Assistants (TRA) is a three-year collaborative endeavor dedicated to developing a safe and responsible way for robots to be fully integrated in our lives, such as being assistants for the elderly or disabled. While...

2013-05-24 23:19:02

Brand Direct Response Advertising Agency, Atomic Direct receives Gold Communicator Award just as the company releases two new product campaigns Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 The International Academy of the Visual Arts has announced the winners for the 19th annual Communicator Awards; awarding Gold to brand DRTV Advertising Agency Atomic Direct for its fall 2012 Kobalt Tools Campaign. Along with announcing this award, Atomic has also announced the release of two new campaigns. Of the...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.