Friday, February 7, 2014

2014 an Evolution in Domestic Robots?

Myon Humanoid Robot

While in deep hibernation, for most of 2013, I have gathered much information on many interesting developments in the domestic robotics reality.  Some have surprised me with interesting innovation while others are just micro steps into the evolution of such technologies.  CES 2014 has shown more of an evolution in domestic robotics rather than revolutionary innovation. It did not surprised me since the planet is still in a deep financial recession.  The recession induce fear to change any product established companies but should be a beacon to the opposite for those who start with their brilliant ideas in their homes.  2014 could be another year of evolutionary progress or one of plenty of great innovations to the Domestic Robotics realm.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Domestic Robots Within Human Culture

In the last 50 or so years robots have been in the human subconscious mind. They have been weaved within science fiction stories, movies and television series seen by billions.  In the ten years this idea of a robot working in your home has slowly become a reality for many of you.  Many are able to clean up your floors, pools, gutters and even cut your grass successfully while others teach humans on how to create future versions for new tasks.  It is in the home that technology finally takes root and becomes second nature to humans within their every day lives.  Domestic robots will close the gap between science fiction technology and the everyday "appliance".  Enjoy this nice commercial from General Electric showing just that!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Stay Tuned, Re-activating Systems...

Please stay tuned. I am re-activating systems back to nominal levels. Thank you for your kind patience.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Indistinguishable From Us

At the current pace of domestic robot technology, within a human generation or two, your domestic robot will be indistinguishable from your fellow human being. Sooner or later genetics and robotics will interleave each other to create a new cyber-genetic life form and a future Steve Jobs-like entrepreneur (like Peter Weyland from "Alien" Sci-fi universe) will announce such a technology. Your typical domestic robot will be not much different than you. Sci-fi in the likes of the New Battlestar Galactica, A.I., Blade Runner, Alien, Star Trek and Bicentennial Man (to name a few) have predicted that humans will reach a level of technology to create such God-like wonders. The issue to ponder to such wonders is how will human species react to their equal? enslave them? destroy them? or work together for the betterment of both against the face of the universe? Many would say that if these robots were able to acquire self awareness that they in turn enslave and/or destroy their creators.

These are hard and disturbing questions to make, questions that require to be asked and answered accordingly. Currently it appears that your trustworthy domestic robot floor cleaner, lawn mower, sentry and pet will not be a cause of concern but in the time line of your immediate decedents it will be very different. Here is a nice computer generated short (created with a Sony PS3 as a tech demo from QuanticDream) about a Domestic Android called "Kara" caught in a very tough situation when her human creator finds out that she is self aware. Will you react the same? Welcome to the future.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Self Aware Domestic Robot

Intelligence is something that Homo sapiens takes for granted but it is a very unique gift to all self aware beings no matter if they are carbon or silicon based. Take "The Corpora" Qbo example of a very primitive but interesting leap forward in domestic robotic artificial intelligence. They were able to program their lovely little Qbo domestic robot to know the difference between seeing itself in a mirror (a very unique trait only shared by nine carbon based species) or a fellow Qbo robot! They were able to accomplish by using OpenQbo (a Linux distro exclusively dedicated to robotics) and a few signal feedback tricks.

This opens the path to more intelligent domestic robots that can collaborate as a work force for your home. Imagine, if you wish, any of the floor cleaning domestic robots knowing each other and communicating which areas of the home require cleaning without overlapping efforts! Better yet, would be a domestic robot like Serge from Caprica (Sci-Fi show) that is able to communicate with humans and interface with your home with ease! This is all possible and it is just within the grasp of your own human lifespan. Here is a short demonstrating this great short leap into domestic robotics artificial intelligence. Keep up the good work Qbo!