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State- of-the-art robotics?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Mar 30, 2008.

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  1. Guest

    Hi. I'm a Swedish science journalist preparing an article about state-
    of-the-art robotics. Any tips of where I can find ground-breaking
    done in this field?
    Best regards
  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    "State-of-the-art" is a term made up by a marketing drone.
    Technologists don't use it.
  3. And AI is still 50 years away

  4. Careful, Carnivore is listening.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  5. Not disagree a lot with your general thrust but the answer to this
    question depends a lot on how you define a Robot.

    Human form helpers and companions don't appear to be much closer than
    they were decades ago, although then can walk better.

    If your definition of robots allows industrial welding robots and pipe
    inpection robots though things look a little different. Certainly
    industrial robots have improved steadily in capacity and capability.
    And if you include welding robots I think you would have to include CNCs
    and AGVs both of which have improved quite a bit. AGVs are now capable
    of running without guidance tracks as a for instance.

    On the line of Robot capability we seem to be somewhere between
    Heinlen's Waldos and Asimov's three laws.

    Svante, come up with a definition of what you mean by robot. Pointers
    are likely to be a lot more useful then.

  6. TheM

    TheM Guest

    A reference to a book or movie?

  7. J.A. Legris

    J.A. Legris Guest

    Robotic gadgets may be silly, but few serious robotics researchers
    actually work on gadgets. Even fewer read Popular Mechanics - they
    prefer books. Go on, give it a try - some books even have pictures.

    DARPA Grand Challenge entires are not even slightly silly.

    Carnegie Mellon University is the birthplace of many not-too-silly

    There are even consumer robots that are not silly:
  8. J.A. Legris

    J.A. Legris Guest

  9. J.A. Legris

    J.A. Legris Guest

  10. Guest

    Thanks Joe. the link was very helpful. They
    certainly got a lot of interesting going on at Carneige.

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