For perching on a stationary target, please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSctVKEwAGM The work by Aditya Paranjape, Joseph Kim, and Soon-Jo Chung at the… Video Rating: 4 / 5Related Posts:
Nice shoes brobro, you see those at the store and fall in love with them? See — LOL.
This is Kenshiro. Kenshiro is a robot with a human skeleton and muscles. I’m not sure WHOSE skeleton and muscles, but you better believe I’m unchecking the organ donor box on my driver’s license. “They’re not from a human, GW, they’re just meant to mimic a human’s.” Oh…WHO ARE YOU AND HOW DO YOU KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT THIS PROJECT? Fine, I’ll still let science have all my organs. Not my penis though — that I want severed with a ninja sword and sent to a friend.
Created by researchers at the University of Tokyo, Kenshiro is a “musculoskeletal” humanoid robot that simulates the body of a 12-year-old child, complete with artificial muscles and skeletal structures. The robot features aluminum bones and 160 artificial muscles in its neck, shoulders, trunk, and legs, all with the ability to expand and contract, essentially mimicking the natural movements and positional stresses of a real human body.
Kenshiro doesn’t yet have the ability to match the true speed and precision of a human, but the accuracy of the robot’s construction could ultimately go a long way towards helping us to learn more about how the human body functions.
I know I’m stupid, but how does studying a robot meant to mimic a human teach us about humans themselves? Shouldn’t we like, cut out the robotic middleman and just study actual humans? Oh look, his arm just fell off: understanding of the importance of elbows skyrockets. Now he’s leaking oil: BLADDER CONTROL SOLVED.
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The Human Rights Watch has just issued a 50-page report titled ‘Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots‘ that urges governments to ban the development of fully autonomous robots designed to kill. A one page addendum to the report written by yours truly adds, “Just ban them all so we can go get drunk and take turns punching each other in the privates.” A solid piece of legislature if I do say so myself.
“Giving machines the power to decide who lives and dies on the battlefield would take technology too far,” said Steve Goose, Arms Division director at Human Rights Watch. “Human control of robotic warfare is essential to minimizing civilian deaths and injuries.”
“Losing Humanity” is the first major publication about fully autonomous weapons by a nongovernmental organization and is based on extensive research into the law, technology, and ethics of these proposed weapons. It is jointly published by Human Rights Watch and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic.
Agreed — no robot should ever be given the power to decide if a human being lives or dies. That power should only be given to me. And I say NUKE THE ENTIRE PLANET. *mashing big red button* “You do realize that’s just a fake button we installed to see if you’d push it, right?” Um, YEAH — I realized it last night when I snuck out of bed to hit it the first time.
Thanks to Kringle Fantastico, MarkE and NoodleRamen Konbu egg, who promised to stand up and fight the robots which is awesome because now I won’t have to. *stretching out on sofa* Don’t let me down, guys!
What are the implication of having Artificial Intelligence and Robotics that directly interact with humans in both private and public sectors. What roles could AI Take over, what ethical and moral problems could they present by taking those roles? Video Rating: 0 / 5Related Posts:
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“Fighting Fires with Human Robot Teams,” by E. Martinson, W. Lawson, S. Blisard, A. Harrison, and G. Trafton from the US Naval Research Laboratory, was presented at the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Vilamoura, Portugal. Video Rating: 4 / 5Related Posts:
This is a series of realistically painted Pokemons by DeviantARTist arvalis (aka RJ Palmer — check out his page for ultra high-res shots). It says in his little bio he likes dinosaurs, so we’re pretty similar. Except I LOVE dinosaurs. I am dino fan numero uno. My buddy Terry tries to claim he is, but he’s not. He’s not even number two, although I tell him he is just so he doesn’t get all sad on me. He’s a big baby. He doesn’t like when I air our dirty undies online either but I’m doing it anyways because I just wrote him online and he said he was leaving to go somewhere but didn’t say where and got me worried. Actual interaction:
Terry: my wife is baking hundreds of cookies i am gather up my clothes and shit we are leaving in like.. an hour or so
Me: WAIT — WHERE THE F*** ARE YOU GOING? cookies? TERRY WHERE ARE YOU GOING yOU DIDNT TELL ME YOU WERE GOING SOMEWEHRE IM PANICKING PLEASE RESPOND AS SOON AS YOU CAN IM GONNA TEXT IF I DONT HEAR FROM YOU SOON OKAY?
Hit the jump for nine more and a bonus Samurai riding a t-rex because I’m into it.
To promote today’s release of Resident Evil 6, Capcom recently opened the Wesker & Son human butchery in East London. SPOILER: Not real human meat. Probably should have read a little closer before sending this to all my cannibal friends. MY BAD, GUYS. I’ll save my fingernail clippings for you.
Once at the butchery, members of the public will be invited to sample and purchase a dizzying array of edible human limbs including hands, feet and a human head, which will be available to buy directly from the shop. As well as these specially created products, gamers will be able to buy ‘Peppered Human & Lemon Sausages’ and ‘J’avo Caught Human Thigh Steaks’ along with some specially made pots of Red Herb and Green Herb. All proceeds from the sale of the meat will be donated to the Limbless Association, which provides information and support to the limb-loss community.
There’s a bunch more pictures after the jump, including a disgusting closeup of the full-body meat chunk, some prosciutto hands and arms, and, my personal favorite, a bunch of penises. Looooove those penises.
Hit the jump for more shots of the I think I’ll just have a cheese and mushroom pizza tonight after all.
That’s the last time we take a taxi in Berlin. After a fairly harrowing journey across the city to tonight’s Samsung IFA event, we reached our destination and spotted a clearly superior mode of transportation: a fleet of pedal-powered cabs sporting Galaxy Note 10.1s in the back. Of course, we probably would have spent more time admiring the glory that is Berlin, rather than the 10-inch screen, but it’s nice tp have the option there when we need it.
This is a go-cart made by Eric Seenstra using nothing but LEGO pieces. It actually goes (although apparently it’s a work in process and can’t be steered yet), can carry at least the weight of at least that skinny kid in the picture, and probably won’t win in a round of Mario Kart. You know who will though? Me, playing as Yoshi. And if you do manage to beat me I’ll slap the controller out of you hand and accuse you of cheating. I’m a poor loser. Also: literally poor. You know what I had for breakfast and lunch today? Dinner last night.
Hit the jump for a video of the thing actually going, but don’t expect to see any land-speed records being broken.