Posts tagged Robots

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Drones Reimagined: Startup Plans Medical Supply Drone Network
Matternet has a vision of creating a network of autonomous flying drones that can deliver medical and other vital supplies to regions that either do not have access to such things, or find getting them tough. The drone network would serve areas with no serviceable road access, or places that have been devastated by natural disasters or war.
Full Story: InQuid



Autonomy/economy: 150 drones at $900k, $0.24 per flight.

emergentfutures:

Drones Reimagined: Startup Plans Medical Supply Drone Network

Matternet has a vision of creating a network of autonomous flying drones that can deliver medical and other vital supplies to regions that either do not have access to such things, or find getting them tough. The drone network would serve areas with no serviceable road access, or places that have been devastated by natural disasters or war.

Full Story: InQuid

Autonomy/economy: 150 drones at $900k, $0.24 per flight.

Not so secretly fascinated by robots these days, I found this golden nugget that was presented this week at the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 in Birmingham, UK, about robots, theory of mind and empathy.
MORAL COGNITION & THEORY OF MIND

The dangers inherent in autonomous systems initiating kill orders are a central concern for critics of military robots. They commonly point out the fact that present day robots lack situational awareness and are unable to distinguish combatants from non-combatants.  Nor will robots be likely to have the necessary capabilities to perform these tasks in the near future. Distinguishing friend from foe, for example, is also a difficult challenge for humans, but we bring cognitive resources to bear on the problem that are unavailable to robots. [via]

img of Nico who exhibits “primitive self awareness” as he is able to recognize himself in a mirror -from MIT’s Kevin Gold, collaborator with Yale’s Brian Scassellati.

Not so secretly fascinated by robots these days, I found this golden nugget that was presented this week at the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 in Birmingham, UK, about robots, theory of mind and empathy.

MORAL COGNITION & THEORY OF MIND

The dangers inherent in autonomous systems initiating kill orders are a central concern for critics of military robots. They commonly point out the fact that present day robots lack situational awareness and are unable to distinguish combatants from non-combatants.  Nor will robots be likely to have the necessary capabilities to perform these tasks in the near future. Distinguishing friend from foe, for example, is also a difficult challenge for humans, but we bring cognitive resources to bear on the problem that are unavailable to robots. [via]

img of Nico who exhibits “primitive self awareness” as he is able to recognize himself in a mirror -from MIT’s Kevin Gold, collaborator with Yale’s Brian Scassellati.