Featured Image: Photograph ofThe Beatlesas they arrive inNew York Cityin 1964 . United Press International (UPI Telephoto) SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Library of Congress note: “No copyright found; checked by staff December 2000.”)
As any of our regular insiders know the history the Controllers historians leave us with as fact is not always the way things REALLY were. Here is a great example of that.
The year is 3000. The one government controlled television network is presenting a special report on the history of a musical group quite popular in the 20th century. Enjoy! . . . EDITOR
Feb. 11, 2013 — Spending a day in someone else’s shoes can help us to learn what makes them tick. Now the same approach is being used to develop a better understanding between humans and robots, to enable them to work together as a team.
Robots are increasingly being used in the manufacturing industry to perform tasks that bring them into closer contact with humans. But while a great deal of work is being done to ensure robots and humans can operate safely side-by-side, more effort is needed to make robots smart enough to work effectively with people, says Julie Shah, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT and head of the Interactive Robotics Group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). . . . Read Complete Report
Ben Swann Full Disclosure looks at eyewitness accounts from the scenes of the Colorado theater shooting, the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting and the Connecticut elementary school shooting that indicate more than one shooter may have been involved in all three shootings.
Engineer Dallas Goecker attends meetings, jokes with colleagues and roams the office building just like other employees at his company in Silicon Valley.
But Goecker isn’t in California. He’s more than 2,300 miles away, working at home in Seymour, Indiana.
It’s all made possible by the Beam — a mobile video-conferencing machine that he can drive around his company’s offices and workshops in Palo Alto. The five-foot-tall device, topped with a large video screen, gives him a physical presence that makes him and his colleagues feel like he’s actually there. . . . Read Complete Report
A growing number of companies are selling telepresence robots _ mobile video-conferencing systems that give remote employees a physical presence at work. At Suitable Technologies “beam” to work on the telepresence machine their company sells. (Dec. 24)
What if robots and humans, working together, were able to perform tasks in surgery and manufacturing that neither can do alone?
That’s the question driving new research by UC Berkeley robotics experts Ken Goldberg and Pieter Abbeel and colleagues from four other universities, who were awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Their work is part of the first $50 million in funding for the National Robotics Initiative, announced in 2011 with the goal of exploring how robots can enhance the work of humans rather than replacing them, “The emerging generation of robots are more aware than oblivious, more social than solitary, and more like companions that tools,” . . .”Read Complete Report