Jun 162011

The PR2 robot is shopping and making breakfast with a German robot.  And yes, for now they are doing it rather slowly, but the learning going on here is absolutely invaluable.

I have to keep picking on Tom Coburn (R-OK), who called the PR2 project wasteful and unnecessary.  He and his staff should take note:  robots are important, they might represent a significant portion of the next large-scale American contribution to the global economy.  So, DO NOT defund National Science Foundation robotics projects, or any NSA projects – in fact, double the NSA budget!  Oh, and please come out of the closet.


Tom Coburn Hates Robots & Science and is Probably a Homo
Artificial General Intelligence, Transhumanism, and Open Source – an Interview with Ben Goertzel
An Artificial Human Brain in 10 Years – German/Swiss Team Seeks Funding
Renaissance Roboticist: Dennis Hong and his RoMeLa
The Robot Page at IEEE Spectrum – Anthrobotic Recommends (HIGHLY)