Random Robot Roundup

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Random Robot Roundup
« on: August 28, 2008, 08:24:41 PM »
Random Robot Roundup

Pat Meier-Johnson let us know about VIA's
press release on the use of their Pico-ITX boards in several
robots demonstrated at the Taipei
International Robot Show. On a more philosophical note, see the new
Magazine interview with the always fascinating Daniel
Dennett. He talks about consciousness, free will, and science vs
religion. Another interesting read is crabfu's
review of the Bioloid robot kit. Your remember crabfu, the guy makes
the amazing steam-powered
machines. The craziest link of the week has to be the one jlin sent us about a breadboard
made of real bread. Speaking of jlin (aka RoboJenny); in case you didn't
notice her
recent blog post, she's been nominated as one of the hottest
bloggers of the year. I can't imagine why no one nominated me but as
long as we have at least one roboticist on the list, I'm happy. So help
us out by voting
for RoboJenny. The Swirling Brain reports that a man in Maryland threatened
to shoot a police robot after it delivered burgers and soda to the
hotel room where he and his girlfriend were having a stand off with the
police. He also spotted a Computerworld article where an Intel rep
claims robots
will be as smart as humans by 2050. And our last swirling news
article of the week is a LinuxDevices
story on some new laser-guide French robots running Linux. Know any
other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.



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