But new technology plus old man doesn’t always equal fun – well not for the bloke in this video anyway.
Researchers hope within the next decade to develop a robot that’s part servant, part companion. It would first learn the layout of your home and then you would train it to perform a series of tasks. But even better, its personality would be compatible because you programmed it.
In June, RoboSimian and up to 18 other finalists will have to make their way through an obstacle course that simulates eight common scenarios. Each robot will attempt to drive a car, move across rubble, use a tool and climb stairs, all without a human controlling it. DARPA says the final competitors should be as competent as a 2-year-old child. The winning team will receive a $2 million prize.
Both Uber and its rival Lyft are partnering with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for New Year’s Eve,
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 670 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 11 trips to carry that many people.
Camels ridden by robot jockeys compete during a weekly camel race at the Kuwait Camel Racing club in Kebd January 26, 2013. The robots are controlled by trainers, who follow the animals in vehicles.
Google has unveiled the first real build of its self-driving vehicle prototype.
The vehicle that was unveiled in May was an early mockup.