Automatons work pretty well — if you're looking to weld thousands of cars exactly the same way. But what we really want is C-3P0: a robot that looks, acts, and responds like a human, except is easier to boss around. So why don't we have one?
Well, despite sophisticated mathematics and years of experimentation, we still aren't very good at modeling life... (read more...)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Best 169 words you'll ever read about robotics
This article from Wired is short, but if you want to understand the behind-the-scenes deal with the robotics industry, you can do no better: