Monthly Archives: July 2011

Robot Film Festival

Check out this group on Vimeo to see some videos featured in a Robot Film Festival held in New York City on July 16th and 17th, 2011 The annual festival doesn’t just aim to showcase awesome robots, it also aims … Continue reading

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Get Down With Your Cyborg Side

According to writer, philosopher and cognitive scientist Andy Clark, being a  cyborg is just part of human nature Generally, the term cyborg refers to a biological being whose capabilities have been enhanced by or are dependent on a machine.

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Give Yourself a Hug…With the Help of a Robot

Watch a clip from Tokyo’s 3D Expo Nobuhiro Takahashi and his team at the University of Electro Communications in Tokyo have created a huggable robot. The ¨Sense-Roid¨ is shaped like a human torso that is embedded with pressure sensors. The … Continue reading

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Beyond the Body

The Multimodal Brain Orchestra Visual art, music and dance allow people to express their emotional experiences and put them on display for others. By using their bodies people produce masterpiece paintings, play glorious symphonies or put on amazing dance recitals … Continue reading

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When robots become too real, our approval takes a plunge into ¨The Uncanny Valley¨ Coined by robotics professor Masahiro Mori, ¨The Uncanny Valley¨ is a phenomenon that describes our aversion to robots and or artificial beings after they reach a … Continue reading

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BCBT 2011

The  4th edition of the Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology 2 week summer school Check out the programme organized by SPECS, the Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems Group of Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

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