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Monday, March 15, 2004

Die Roboter, Continued 

I blogged earlier about the DARPA robotic vehicle race. As predicted, there was no winner. But I definitely didn't expect things to go this badly. Oh well.

Back to the drawing board, as they say.

In better robotics news, Toyota has developed a humanoid robot, which is to be sold as a personal assistant, particularly to elderly and disabled persons. "Asimo" can dance, recognize familiar faces (which is unbelievably cool and if anyone has access to a description of how this feat is accomplished, please send it to me), and answer simple questions.

This guy is, I assume, named after Asimov, the writer. I wonder if it follows his Three Laws??

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