Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Robot Film Festival: "And the Winner Is...."

Double A - Robot from Julien Vanhoenacker on Vimeo.
   "Robots take the stage! The Robot Film Festival, sponsored by Science House, was founded by roboticist Heather Knight of Marilyn Monrobot and Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute to inject a sense of playfulness into traditional science and engineering and explore new frontiers for robotics before the technology is even possible. Get ready to investigate humanity, machinery and the larger symbolisms within.
   The festival is a two day celebration of outstanding, dazzling, hilarious and thought-provoking short robot films. Saturday's events will open with a screening of Spike Jonze's "I'm Here," juried screenings and live performances by human and digital entertainers. ...."Read the full story at its source... 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Chatting Robots

Very interesting story about ChatBOTs and their conversations...
"Robot-To-Robot Chat Yields Curious Conversation

This week, Cornell's Creative Machines Lab posted a video that shows what happens when a robot chats with another robot. The result? A curious conversation that goes from eccentric to existential. Robert Siegel talks to Hod Lipson, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, who helped set up the experiment..."
Read and listen to the full story at its source:

Also see story:"Suzette Chatbot Managed To Convince An Expert That She Was Human" @

AND "How to create your own virtual self" @