Robotics: Philip K Dick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot0Fuy34xN0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ930zzYxl8 The android portrait of Philip K. Dick–an intelligent, evolving robotic recreation of the sci-fi writer who authored VALIS, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, UBIK, and many other masterworks. By resurrecting PKD as an android, we seek to realize genius-level AI with compassion and creativity. While we have a long way to go, …

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Hybrid World Director Robert Tercek – Episode 13 – Yutani Podcast

Robert Tercek, tech conference speaker chats to @muthur9000 Clara Fei-Fei about Hybrid World Adelaide an exciting world conference on Technology and the Future of AI. Mr Robert Tercek is a digital pioneer and one of the world’s most prolific creators of interactive content. He has created breakthrough entertainment experiences on every digital platform, including television, game …

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Hybrid World Adelaide, Embracing the Future

From the 20th to the 21st of July, Hybrid World Adelaide LAB will become a space for new projects, products and plans that use digital technology. Giving local and international start-ups and established companies the opportunity to solve real-world problems with projects they are currently developing with the help of world-class experts. Applicants and mentors …

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PSVR Review by Maitland Eaves, Project: Acheron

The PSVR headset released October 2016 and first sold for $399 USD and $549 AUD and in the current market sits at around the $450 AUD for a starter pack bundle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoVc8f2uoRU Since the PSVR release, the reception has been quite positive as it is one of the cheapest and high-end setups for a VR …

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Robotics: Jules

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysU56JzBjTY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elVdiboCa80 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRR33WDFi_k Jules is an amazingly life like robot, something of a “complete package” with a combination of interesting features. By integrating natural language processing with ASR, TTS, computer vision, artistry, and narrative, you can have a natural, interactive conversation with Jules. The software allowing Jules such advanced capacity for interaction was developed in …

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Robotics: Albert Einstein HUBO

https://youtu.be/vx35zMyFJ94 Albert Einstein HUBO debuted in November 2005 at the APEC Summit in Seoul, Korea. The culmination of a collaboration between Hanson Robotics and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, the robot is the world’s first android head mounted on a life-size walking robotic frame.  In 2009, Dr. Hanson gave a TED Talk …

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Robotics: BINA 48

https://youtu.be/11lluRAknvw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfcyq7uGbZg BINA48, short for Breakthrough Intelligence via Neural Architecture, is a humanoid robot, consisting of a bust-like head and shoulders mounted on a frame, developed by Hanson Robots and released in 2010. BINA48 was modeled after Bina Aspen through more than one hundred hours in compiling all of her memories, feelings, and beliefs. BINA48 engages …

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Robotics: Alice

https://youtu.be/G0NLHVJoI_E   ALICE ALICE serves as a cognitive research robot at the famous MIRA-lab in the University of Geneva. Hanson Robotics, the founding member of The INDIGO consortium won over $6M Euro in EU funding, and its collaborative research resulting in ground-breaking robots and open-source software, and numerous publications. Additionally the Aleph robot served the …

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Robotics: Spot Mini

https://youtu.be/kgaO45SyaO4 https://youtu.be/tf7IEVTDjng   Spot Mini The SpotMini has the same mobility of its larger counterpart, Spot, but has a 5 degree-of-freedom arm and upgraded perception sensors, adding the ability to pick up and handle objects. This upgrade includes stereo cameras, depth cameras, an IMU, and position/force sensors in the limbs, helping with navigation and mobile manipulation. Because of how …

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Technology: Brain Interface

Brain-computer interface technology is a direct pathway for communication between the human brain and an external device.[1] BCI allows for bidirectional information flow unlike neuromodulation, which is the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus.[2] BCIs are often directed at researching, mapping, assisting, augmenting, or repairing human cognitive or sensory-motor functions. A brain–computer interface (BCI) …

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