A team from the Georgia Institute of
Technology has built Cody — a health
service robot that can assist the elderly. He
uses cameras and lasers to evaluate the
patient and wipes him down with flexible
arms and towels for hands. The first human
"In the beginning I felt a bit tense, but never scared.As the experiment progressed, my
trust in the robot grew and my tension waned. Throughout the experiment, I suffered
Lisastarchild (yes that’s her real
first name, and no her parents weren't
hippies!) is a handmade art toy maker
from Cleveland, OH. Inspired by
designer toys, urban vinyl, and the art
of Luke Chueh and Buff Monster, Lisastarchild hand-sculpts figures out
of polymer clay. Subscribe to her blog at http://lisastarchild.
blogspot.com. (She gives away free stuff from time to time.)
Back in July ‘08, Robo-Pong cost approx. $229 for the 540 Table Tennis Robot,
but now it is a lot less. The system comes with everything you need to challenge
yourself including 48 orange balls. Check it out on Amazon; sale price is $129.
Dreamworks has announced that Steven
Spielberg will begin shooting "Robopocalypse" in
January 2012. Based on an as yet unpublished
Daniel H. Wilson novel, it concerns human survival
when the robot apocalypse begins. Wilson
previously wrote How to Survive a Robot Uprising:
Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming
Rebellion which is also slated for Hollywood with
director Steve Pink and actor Jack Black.
Cool tidbits herein provided by Evan Ackerman at www.botjunkie.com, www.robotsnob.com, www.plasticpals.com, and other places.
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