AI is the field of robotics that focuses on
the development of intelligent machines that can process thoughts,
understand human thinking and mimic it. The idea of “copying” the human
brain is extremely difficult, for is a very complex biological machine,
working with billions of neurons.
The biggest quest for the scientists
working with AI is to create machines that can develop independent thoughts
and that can assimilate human emotions and abstract concepts, such as
freedom, love, happiness and “right and wrong”. Therefore, the questions
arise: can AI robots and entities become conscious? What does it mean to be
conscious? It is something innate only on humans, or can it be achieved
technologically? Most importantly: if robots achieve consciousness, what
would that mean as far as their awareness as “individuals”?
ANDROIDS: MOST HUMAN LIKE
Humanlike robots video 1
Humanlike Robot video 2 These are videos of another set of robots designed by Japanese engineers to
mimic the movements of humans and respond to movement. They are equipped
with internal cameras and respond to movement and sound, acting as if they
can actually hear and interpret the images around them. Another big step in
A very human-like robot invented by Japanese engineers
Description: Japanese engineers create very human like robots, male and
female, that imitate the movements of the subject they are looking at.
Almost Human: 15 Frighteningly Realistic Robots & Androids
Description: Multiple pictures and videos of various androids that look
very much like real life humans. These robots were made by engineers from
all parts of the world
Human or Machine? The Incredibly Life-Like Android Robots From Japan
Description: In Japan, they have created these very human like androids
humanoids. The resemblance is shocking. These androids will be displayed at
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovations
Chihira Aico can do 6 at home | Toshiba robot 2015 | Japanese robot girl
look cute face
Description: Toshiba group makes their first female robot who resembles a
pretty Japanese female
Title: Humanoid robot starts work at Japanese department store
Description: Toshiba-made female robot is a greeter at a department store
who can direct customers and answer questions
Title: Tests that show machines closing in on human abilities
Description: videos show robots that are very much like humans with their
facial expressions being imitated exactly like the real human. Also some
references to Turing made
Meet The Robot With A "Human" Body!
Marcus Du Sautoy meets with a robot that acts like the human body. The robot
has no blood or flesh but bones and tendons
Coco, the world's most advanced android robot, at the Etisalat stand at
Gitex Technology Week in Dubai.
Description: In Dubai, at a technology convention, people meet Coco, an
android who can have a conversation with a person.
Geminoid convention Video 1
Geminoid convention video 2
These are videos of the three
Geminoid Robots that can respond to conversations, show emotions, and look
so realistic that you have to see it to believe it. It’s a long time until
humans achieve the technology to create fully independently functioning
androids, but it all has to start somewhere and this is how it begins.
The Geminoid-DK is a tele-operated
android in the geminoid series. It is made to appear as an exact copy of its
master, Asc. Professor Henrik Scharfe, of Aalborg University. Dr. Scharfe is
also the main investigator of the Geminoid-DK research project. For more
information on Geminoid-DK click the link
Geminoid home page.
AI by IBM WATSON Watson
was optimized to tackle a specific challenge: compete against the world's
best Jeopardy! contestants. Beyond Jeopardy!, the IBM team is working to
deploy this technology across industries such as healthcare, finance and
Einstein Is Back! Scientists at UC San
Diego's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information
Technology (Calit2) have equipped a robot modeled after the famed
theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, with specialized software that allows
it to interact with humans in a relatively natural, conversational way. The
so-called "Einstein Robot," which was designed by Hanson Robotics of Dallas,
Texas, recognizes a number of human facial expressions and can respond
accordingly, making it an unparalleled tool for understanding how both
robots and humans perceive emotion, as well as a potential platform for
teaching, entertainment, fine arts and even cognitive therapy.
BUILT TO KILL HUMANS
Battle Lab War Robot Military Technology
train and fight in all conditions, and some of those mean limited network
Title: The future of war will be robotic
Description: The US military is using more and more robotic devices to go to
war and kill
Description: “The sentry robot in action in
Cheonan, 92 kms south of Seoul. The weapons-grade robot can detect, raise
the alarm and provide suppressive fire.”
automated machine gun targets people from 3 miles
Description: Up to 3kilometers away, this robotic war operated machine can
shoot missiles bullets and can turn into different types of gun like
weapons. It was made in Korea and it has 2 cameras – a thermal one and a
laser one. Its called the super aegis 2
Title: Should a robot decide when to kill?
Description: This was a Robotics challenge trials by the DARPA. The robots
manufactured by companies like Google and MIT compete to win 2 millions
dollars by performing various tasks.
Title: Killer robots are coming: All experts to determine their threat to
Description: US military to use robots in replacement of soldiers to save
more human lives but suggest there should be fear of robots killing humans
good or bad.
Description: Drones being used for war
Title: Killer robots: the soldiers that never sleep
Description: Another article describing the super aegis 2
ANDROIDS: BUILT TO BE COMPANIONS
Uncanny Lover: Building a Sex Robot | Robotica | The New York Times
McMullen is developing a sex robot that uses technology to create the
illusion of sentience. But is it enough to generate real emotions in its
Title: Who is Pepper?
Description: This robot is an android built to be a companion and to start
conversations. He senses emotions by using his universal emotion sensors and
acts upon it. To act more humanistic, he doesn’t cook or clean
Would YOU be friends with a robot? Human-like droids could banish loneliness
and keep the elderly company, experts claim
Description: “Japanese scientists are trying
to create eerily human-like machines with a ‘presence’, while others think
that looks don't matter.”
First family robot designed as home companion
Description: A robot designed to help around the house with chores
Title: 9 covetable characters, that blur the line between robot, pet and
Description: Guy Hoffman a roboticist set out to make robots and customize
Title: Buddy: the companion robot accessible to everybody
Description: An assistant, a security figure, a companion that describes
Realistic robot faces aren't enough – we need emotion to put us at ease with
Description: Another article introducing Aiko the Toshiba created female
Title: Robot Companions
Description: Animals like cats and dogs as robots for companions and sexbots
ANDROIDS: BUILT TO ACT AS HUMANS
JULES ==Jules is a human-like robot implemented with AI that can learn human
conversation and process it. It is evolved to a point where it can have
conversations (although limited) and it can also talk about “his” emotions.
It has no arms and no bottom half. It can fully understand the meaning of
words and use them in different tones of voice to achieve a human-like
conversation. After Jules’ creator shipped it off (from the first video) to
a University (in the second video) for further development, Jules claims it
misses its creators and is fully aware that it may not be able to achieve
consciousness like a human would define. Jules says, in the second video,
that “he” is scared because when “he thinks”, “he” knows that it is
virtually simulated, and not organic. It makes you feel sad for “him”,
because “he” claims says it wants to be more in the world.
Jules in the beginning.
Jules second video – the AI robot that can feel (or at least it claims
Japanese Robot Girl Can Do Anything For You!
Description: Japanese robot is there for you for any command or need that
you may have. Acts just like human with reactions and laughs
5 Most Advanced Humanoid Robots USA/JAPAN
Description: A video showing robots performing various tasks such as
jumping, pushing a cart , bending, running, opening bottle and pouring into
cup, and shaking their head
A very human-like robot invented by Japanese engineers
Description: Another video showing the Japanese male and female androids
that look and act exactly like humans
The iCub 10th birthday
iCub is a humanoid robot shaped as a child”
The Robots That Act Like Humans – Literally
Description: Androids built that perform act feel and talk like humans. They
can also sing and dance!
Title: The big reason why robots are starting to act more like humans
Description: Business Insider describes and explain the pros and cons of
robots that become too similar to humans
Imagine having a pet that would never die? You
don’t have to feed it, you don’t have to take it out for a walk, and it
doesn’t really need any special care. All you have to do is enjoy its
Four legged Robot (used for war purposes)
A research company in Japan is working on
creating robotic fish that can swim together like real school of fish. Their
idea is to, in the future, release them into the ocean to see how other fish
in the environment would respond to the robot version.
These robots are designed to the single male
audience that needs a companion.
Do you want to meet a sexy robot? ;)
How about another?
In this video the
Fembot responds to touch!!!
being sold as sexual partners.
More on Fembots
Fembot called Roxxy that sells between $7,000
and $9,000 not including a subscription fee.
Project Aiko which is also known as a fembot
sells around 13,000 Euros. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gynoid#Female_robots)
Imagine a robot replacing the duties of humans. Although that sounds like a
science fiction movie plot, some robots have already been implemented as
receptionists, cutting the costs of paying humans to do simple tasks.
Saya the receptionist.