Month: February 2017

  • Artificial Intelligence to steam ahead in the UK

    Artificial Intelligence to steam ahead in the UK What is the future of AI? this may be science fiction today but AI could be real sooner than you think. Bill Gate says robots who take people’s jobs should be taxed, it seems that this idea has not fallen on deaf ears, within days the UK…

  • Robot friends Milo and Kaspar to help with Autism

    Robotics is helping people with autism. Milo may look similar to the puppet in a suitcase of the ventriloquist showman of yesteryear but this boy robot helps autistic people to interact without the stress of deciphering ambiguous human emotions. Some family use apps to communicate with their autistic child via a pal on the app…

  • Erica Japanese Receptionist Robot and the Robot Hotel

    Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s latest creation is the lovely Erica, a dedicated receptionist, administrator and personal assistant. Much more attractive than his previous creation (an identical twin of himself) Not sure who is the most creepy on this video, the inventor or the reporter – Erica is just great! https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/31/erica-the-most-beautiful-and-intelligent-android-ever-leads-japans-robot-revolution Interesting 15 minute documentary about a…

  • Spy in the Wild Amazing Animal Robots

    Dont’ miss the superb documentaries “Spy in the Wild” using robots animal lookalike to get a unique close-up filming angle on animal behaviour. The results are astonishing and allowed the team to film behaviour never seen before.   Teaser trailers below:   Link to watch online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088s4fy?ns_mchannel=YT&ns_source=bbc_one&ns_linkname=description_link

  • Ghost in the Shell New Movie

    Coming soon the long awaited Japanese Manga adaptation “Ghost in the Shell” new movie with Scarlett Johansson, a humanoid female police officer against a computer hacker – release due March 2017. The original anime movie from 1995 is worth watching. Official Trailer   Ghost in the Shell Anime Ghost in the Shell in 3D In depth…

  • Robot Exhibition at the Science Museum London

    Until 3 September 2017. “Discover how robots and society have been shaped by the industrial revolution, 20th century popular culture and our dreams of the future. This exhibition explores the 500-year story of humanoid robots and features an unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to creations from science fiction and…