Above, dude with a Terminator accent and his team at the Bionic Learning Network (how perfect is that?) built an ultralight robotic bird – it flies at a similar weight and with many of the movement and aerodynamic faculties of a seagull. His team let it fly around in a TED (VIDEO) presentation hall – which was pretty awesome. DARPA will certainly come calling soon…
[VIA SINGULARITY HUB]
Below, Tokyo Institute of Technology’s SOINN (Self-Organizing Incremental Neural Network) robot is all kinds of learning how to serve stuff to humans (we appreciate the classy coasters). It’s, you know, incremental – but if those increments get exponential, well, bye bye cool bartender job for the summer. Here’s VIDEO of SOINN getting some learn on.