Tag Archives: Robots

Nico, A Self Aware Bot

‘Self-awareness’ is a term which cannot be associated with animals and bots. A dog retaliates by looking itself in mirror thinking it to be another animal in the extension of the same room. Animals fail to recognize their mirror image, as they are not accustomed to observe the complex recognition senses of the brain.

Justin Hart of Yale University has come up with an interesting endeavor in the same field but the subject here is not a pet but Nico, a robot.  Nico infers information about the real world by observing it through a mirror. Currently, it’s not as refined as WALL-E but is definitely an outstanding move in the world of artificial intelligence.

The creators of Nico say that it recognizes its hand in mirror because they have attached a visual token to it. And this forms the basis of observing other objects within the room through mirror itself.

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Dawn of Bots: Androids with Lifelike Movements

Human brain knows no limits; it’s one of the quest includes building machines, emulating our own appearance, movement and intelligence. We personify such creations as bots. No doubts Greeks pioneered the spirit of robotics in ancient times but the sails were set during European Renaissance. For example, a mandolin-playing lady (1540) was constructed by Italian inventor Gianello Torriano and  L´crivain, The Writer (1772) was build up by Swiss watchmaker Pierre Jacquet-Droz.

Since then there is no looking back, scientists and philosophers went till the extent of speculating human brain as an elaborate automaton. And this has further led to a completely new field in science called, the artificial intelligence.

Moving on the same lines, I have come up with a list of bots that I feel are ahead of the contemporary times in the field robotics. These bots are specifically designed to make our life simple and study the laws of physics employed in daily lives.

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