Category Archives: Images

Battlecry 13

This last weekend, I attended Battlecry 13 at  Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). With 48 teams in attendance, Battlecry is one of the larger and more competitive off season events here on the east coast. I took a whiteboard and a dry erase marker, and set off on a mission to talk to as many teams as I could […]

Also posted in News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Stompy Is Coming


The people who designed Big Dog and PETMAN are at it again—this time to build a massive ridable hexapod. This particular hexapod seems to have been designed to avoid the pains of traffic: standing at over six feet from the ground, it can easily walk over and around stopped traffic: Visit the project website here […]

Also posted in Links | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Study Shows That Humans Attribute Moral Accountability to Robots

A study was conducted recently to see if humans attribute moral responsibility to robots. The experiment was simple. The robot would play a game, and after the game is over, make a mistake and tell the person playing that they have lost. The results: 65% of the participants attributed some level of moral accountability to Robovie for […]

Also posted in Links | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Rise of Electronic Music

Here is one of the earliest forms of electronic music, “The Robots” – Kraftwerk’s use of technology to create the what was once perceived to be the “future of robots” is humorous in retrospect. We now know robots do so much more than walk and talk in funny ways +10   

Also posted in Videos | Tagged | Leave a comment