Archives for June 13, 2008

Baddest movie robot: the votes are in! –

So, do you agree with their choices for top villain robot in a starring role or even as a supporting actor/actress.  This poll made me wonder who is the most heroic robot from the world of cinema.  Personally, even though he is an android, I would give Data from Star Trek:  The Next Generation the top ranking.  After all, he does give the ultimate sacrifice in the tenth and so far final ST movie.  So, what do you think?  Give your choice of the best "good" robot from a movie.  Make sure and tell why you think so.  (Sounds like an exam question, but its not meant to.  The teacher in me just can’t help it!)


The lines are closed, the results are in. No, not on tedious iPhone-related stuff – it’s far more important than that. Yes, your resounding verdict on the baddest movie robot was… the Terminator, with a bone-crunching 35% of the vote, even if he …

Baddest movie robot: the votes are in! –
Sat, 14 Jun 2008 00:31:00 GMT

Spykee – your surveillance robot

Take a look at this robot (or is it a toy?) and let me know what you think.  This continues the theme for today of the human/machine interface, but this time in the field of security.

Spykee, a remote controlled robot perfect for your visual and audio surveillance needs. With its built-in camera and microphone, it is capable of taking real-time pictures and sounds. Utilizing a Wifi card, you can control Spykee virtually anywhere in the world.

Spykee – your surveillance robot
Sun, 08 Jun 2008 15:56:38 GMT

Robots for Mars

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Check out this article listed on the Robotics & Automation blog.  This is the human/machine interface that is already being used by NASA in the International Space Station operations.  More of this type of interaction will be seen in other areas of life as robots are integrated into society.  Some current examples of this are the military, ocean exploration, and medicine.

"NASA scientists plan on prepositioning robots and robotic rovers on the red planet before the first astronauts arrive. That way, the robots will be ready to help their human counterparts on what probably will be NASA’s most taxing mission yet."

Robots for Mars
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Fri, 13 Jun 2008 03:00:00 GMT

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