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A New Era of Humanoid Robots

In its recent meeting dedicated to artificial intelligence, Tesla made a bombshell announcement at the very end: next year they will present the prototype of a humanoid robot capable of executing tasks that are today done by humans. This announcement is the opening salvo of a new era of humanoid robots among us, and we …

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“Robots will colonize space, without human beings”

Robots will colonize space, without human beings There’ll be a new civilization, the sum of human intelligence and artificial intelligence, where artificial intelligence will be able to analyze a problem, identify the resources needed to deal with it, plan a strategy, adapt and improve itself to resolve the problem.” It will do this not only …

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The future of machines and humanity

At the invitation of Marco Trombetti, founder of Translated, I gave a talk in the beautiful amphitheater of Pi Campus in Rome, entitled “The future of machines and humanity“. (Video in Italian.) [youtube]https://youtu.be/CwOKXS8CL0U[/youtube] Starting from the acceleration of technological change, the increase in computing power and the number of devices that make up the Internet of Things, …

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Sony assures newcomer’s victory in home robotics market

The recent decision by Sony to eliminate its robot product lines, the Aibo entertainment robot, and the prototype stage Qrio, certainly pleased its shareholders, and the managers making the decision are still plauding themselves. The resemblance with DEC in its final years is striking. Just as the wind is about to be taken out of …

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The Amazon Mechanical Turk that represents a potential revolution

Amazon has just announced the Amazon Mechanical Turk, which in my opinion will bring great advantages to both the web, and to a lot of people, potentially representing the livelihood of millions soon. The AMT is a web interface linking meatspace with cyberspace at the backend. We are accustomed to seeing people in front of …

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Staying power of important images

I wonder if sometime this could be seen as the zeitgeist of these years: the home page of the RoboCup organization has Cosimo’s penalty kick picture after a year of the event. There is a lot of symbolism it in actually.

Robot vs Human Penalty Kick Movie

There is a new 28MB movie clip of the penalty kick between Hits Dream and Cosimo on the Fraunhofer Institute’s site covering the humanoid robot league of RoboCup 2003.

First ever humanoid Robot vs Human competition at RoboCup2003?

I visited RoboCup 2003 in Padua, Italy today, and my son Cosimo was chosen from the public as goalkeeper, to defend against Hits Dream’s penalty kicks. Hits Dream is a fully autonomous humanoid robot built by the Honda International Technical School‘s team led by Shuji Imura. (I am not sure, if actually the name of …

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