Cloud Robotics: Connected to the Cloud, Robots Get Smarter. Image: Cellbots In the first “Matrix” movie, there’s a scene where Neo points to a helicopter on a rooftop and asks Trinity, “Can you fly that thing?”
Her answer: “Not yet.” Then she gets a “pilot program” uploaded to her brain and they fly away. For us humans, with our non-upgradeable, offline meat brains, the possibility of acquiring new skills by connecting our heads to a computer network is still science fiction. Not so for robots. Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now. PW Singer on military robots and the future of war | Video on TE. Robotics. Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.
These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition. Many of today's robots are inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics. Dennis Hong: My seven species of robot. David Hanson: Robots that "show emotion" | Video on TED.com - (Build 20100722150226) Hanson Robotics is proud to introduce Jules - (Build 20100722150226)