Latest Ronald C. Arkin Stories

2014-07-16 23:06:58

As humanity rapidly advances towards a society that is wholly dependent upon computers and technology, there are key decisions to make about how far we let technology advance that we do not directly control. Lords of Steel: AI Wars is a mobile game that explores this concept and places players in the role of defenders of the remnants of humanity after artificially intelligent robots take over. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 In a society that depends more and more on technology, a new...

NSF, NIH, USDA And NASA Fund Development Of Robots That Collaborate With Humans For Enhanced Productivity
2013-10-24 09:49:20

National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NASA, today announced new investments totaling approximately $38 million for the development and use of robots that cooperatively work with people to enhance individual human capabilities, performance and safety. These mark the second round of funding awards made through the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) launched...

Wildlife Critters Inspire Scientists To Build Deceptive Robots
2012-12-04 12:36:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used the deceptive behavior patterns of squirrels and birds to develop robots that are able to deceive each other. Professor Ronald Arkin, who led the study, suggests the applications could be implemented by the military in the future. Arkin and his team reviewed biological research results to learn that squirrels gather acorns and store them in specific locations. The...

2011-05-16 10:30:43

There isn't a radio-control handset in sight as several small robots roll briskly up the hallways of an office building. Working by themselves and communicating only with one another, the vehicles divide up a variety of exploration tasks "“ and within minutes have transmitted a detailed floor map to humans nearby. This isn't a future-tech scenario. This advanced autonomous capability has been developed by a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania...

2010-09-10 09:45:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Robots do whatever humans tell them to do, right?  Or is all a big lie? Experts at the Georgia Institute of Technology say they've given robots the ability to be deceptive.  "We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have designed techniques that help the robot select the best deceptive strategy to reduce its chance of being discovered," Ronald Arkin, a professor in the...

2010-09-09 10:49:53

A robot deceives an enemy soldier by creating a false trail and hiding so that it will not be caught. While this sounds like a scene from one of the Terminator movies, it's actually the scenario of an experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception. "We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have...

2009-03-11 15:55:00

Honda's new "robot teacher" can scold, smile and call roll, delighting students with her lifelike appearance.  Unlike some mechanical-looking robots such as Honda Motor Co.'s Asimo, Saya can express six fundamental emotions "” happiness, surprise, fear, disgust, anger and sadness.   These emotions are made possible since Saya's rubber skin is pulled from the back with motors and wiring around the mouth and eyes. For instance, to appear surprised Saya's mouth will open,...

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