11.17.2006

 

Robot, heal thyself -- welcome to the future

Robot, heal thyself -- welcome to the future

From the article:

Comments:
I just love it when these far-fetched, breathless sci-fi, "the future is now" sounding reports get posted, then later on, when we can actually see these "miracle" robots, they look clumsy as hell. LOL! Chalk up one more to the superiority of mindless mechanical robots over the parade of unthinking, uncritical human reporters.
 
If accurate, this story has implications for robot consciousness.
 
It doesn't really heal itself. If one of its actuators gets damaged then the robot learns to go on with only those that still work. Healing implies that the robot can repair itself which is not what this robots does.

Read the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics blog
 
More deceptive headlines. Feh!
 
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