Cops use robots to defuse bombs, confront barricaded suspects and rescue victims during disasters. But they also use robots that can see, record and track what you are doing all day long. If you aren’t paranoid by the thought of cops knowing your business, watch as Reason TV counts down 7 Creepy Robots for Cops.
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For storage in ‘Robots Replacing Humans’ Archive . . . EDITOR
from NBC News
Posted by Devin Coldewey , NBC News
Robots that look like people are nothing new, but not all of them truly aim to imitate the human body. The Kenshiro robot, an ongoing project at the University of Tokyo, aims to simulate a person right down the muscles and bones.
Kenshiro is the latest in a series that started with Kenta, a robot made to imitate, in simplified form, most of the human body’s musculature. A quasi-futuristic shell and staring eyes gave it a slightly nightmarish appearance, but the robot itself was groundbreaking. With about 100 cables and motors, it simulated dozens of muscle structures. . . . Read Complete Report
Robot Copies Your Muscles and Bones
Published on Dec 10, 2012
Here’s another robotics report that seems to take THEI’s ongoing observations another giant leap as we chronicle and archive Human-like Robots move closer to their transformation and replacement of humans as labor. . . EDITOR
by John Roach
A robot baby being built as part of a neuroscience research program in Japan has just gotten a torso, including arms that flop around like an infant’s sans swaddle.
Affeto, the robo-baby, is creepy in its realism, which is what the team from Osaka University aims to accomplish as they use robotics to study “how humans’ higher cognitive functions develop,” according to a project description. . . . Read Complete Report
Prototype Upper Body for a Child Robot “Affetto”
Published on Jul 24, 2012 by projectaffetto
“Affetto moves flexibly thanks to 22 pneumatic actuators in its body (3 for neck, 7 for each arm, 1 for chest, and 4 for waist). Visithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWimp9uvfo to see how its realistic face moves and also http://www.er.ams.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/asadalab/project_en.html to know about our project (JSPS grant-in-aid for specially promoted research).”