Cool Toys Pic of the day – RoboEarth & More

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Yesterday the Huron High School Robotics Club presented at Ignite Ann
Arbor. Today, I watched the Skyline High School Robotics Club
assembling some of their beasties. Robotics has been all over my
sphere of awareness lately.

RoboEarth:
http://www.roboearth.org/

RoboEarth is being touted as a separate Internet for robots to share
information and communicate, to teach each other and learn from each
other. There are so many ways to look at this idea, I don’t even know
where to start. Some folk are concerned it might undermine humans and
their Internet. Some thing it will protect us from having robots spy
on us, keeping them separate. A lot of folk don’t see the need for it
to even exist. Some people are concerned this will help bring on “The
Singularity,” the moment when robot intelligence surpasses humans in
capacity and flexibility. I don’t know anything about this and can’t
comment intelligently about either the hopes or fears.

In their words:
“But what if robots could learn from their past experiences? And what
if they could share their new-found knowledge instantaneously with
their peers?”

Go ahead, and read up about it on the site. Go to the source.
Meanwhile, I’ve been finding all kinds of other robot-related
information.

From the SERIOUS (since I really can’t say sublime) …

Cognitive Systems and Robotics:
http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/cognition/home_en.html

NIST MEL Robotics:
http://www.govloop.com/group/nistmelrobotics

… to the RIDICULOUS …

Huckleberry Finn, Robotic Edition:
http://www.nerdist.com/2011/02/huckleberry-finn-with-extra-robot/

Best Action Scene Ever:

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