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Robot Exhibition

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This event is cast as a competition to motivate participation in the spirit of trying to develop as animate, responsive, and intelligent robot behavior as possible The comoetition involves "housebreaking" followed by two stages involving spatial search and object detection/classification Object classification is possible using three kinds of sensors Parts of the scoring use an olympic-style judging The over-arching guidelines are a variant of Asiniov's laws of:obotics Humans are allowed to meander among the robots in the first stage, but the -obots will be competing individually, not simultaneously, with other robots In order:o reduce the possibility of radio or sensor nterference, the competition will be conducted in three partitioned activity areas In general, there will be three stages of:he competition: 1) a qualifying stage where the robots are expected to "roam" or wander around an area while not damaging people or stationary objects or themselves; 2) a stage where the robots ...

The future of work: How to prepare for the robot takeover


A new exhibition at Science Gallery Dublin is exploring what an automated world might look like. There's a lot of discussion around the future of work, particularly when it comes to AI and robotics becoming more integrated into the workplace. Many experts are confident that advances in AI will, contrary to popular belief, actually create more jobs than it will get rid of. Those experts have also quelled our fears about certain elements of human behaviour being usurped by intelligent, human-like bots. Sure, they can analyse data at the drop of a hat and a lot of monotonous administration can be automated, but robots don't have the level of creativity or emotional intelligence that humans have, right?

Looking for Eric: The mysterious death and rebirth of Britain's first robot


Eric, the first British robot, was a sensation in the 1920s, delivering speeches and firing sparks out of his mouth. And now, decades after he vanished, London's Science Museum is hoping to resurrect him and take him on tour again. "Eric was really the first British robot in the modern sense of the word -- a tall broad-shouldered tin man. He was built in 1928 amongst the very earliest of these anywhere in the world, so he's actually a very significant thing and what was interesting for us was that no-one is quite sure what happened to him," said Ben Russell, the curator of the museum's forthcoming robots exhibition. Eric was built by Captain WH Richards and Alan Reffell and made his debut in London at the Model Engineering Exhibition in 1928.

The AAAI 2011 Robot Exhibition

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In this article we report on the exhibits and challenges shown at the AAAI 2011 Robotics Program in San Francisco. The event included a broad demonstration of innovative research at the intersection of robotics and artificial intelligence. Through these multi-year challenge events, our goal has been to focus the research community's energy toward common platforms and common problems to work toward the greater goal of embodied AI.

This robot explains why you shouldn't worry about artificial intelligence


If you're freaked out a bit by artificial intelligence, here's a robot with a potentially reassuring message. A service robot called REEM can tackle the question: "Should I worry about AI?" (Recent concerns along these lines have touched on everything from killer robots to job-destroying automatons.) "The short answer is you do not need to worry about artificial intelligence for many years," the robot says. "Artificial intelligence requires a body to interact with the world. And we are very far from creating an artificial body with a brain that is smarter than a very basic animal."