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Tag: Ai

Robot Archer Hits Bulls Eye by 8th Try: Can You Learn to Dodge Perfectly in 7?

Robot Archer Hits Bulls Eye by 8th Try: Can You Learn to Dodge Perfectly in 7?
Dr. Petar Kormushev and his colleagues at the Italian Institute of Technology’s (IIT) Advanced Robotics Dept. love to teach human skills to robots. At first they were satisfied with harmless activities, like flipping pancakes, but now I’m starting to feel threatened by their research.

Takaratomy Micropets-I Robots Will Kill You With Cuteness

Takaratomy Micropets-I Robots Will Kill You With Cuteness
Cuter than a bowl of kittens covered in marshmallows and sprinkles, these little electronic playthings are enough to make me want to puke a rainbow. Each of TakaraTomy’s Micropets-i miniature desktop robo-playthings has a tiny little mind of its own.

Computer Algorithm Does Not Play Mario, It Solves Mario

Computer Algorithm Does Not Play Mario, It Solves Mario
The Mario AI Competition “is about learning, or otherwise developing, the best controller (agent) for a version of Super Mario Bros.” Programmers have to come up with AI that can solve a “heavily modified version” of the game Infinite Mario Bros.

I Like Girls Jumping on Trampolines: Future Sony Bravia Tvs Could Suggest Shows

I Like Girls Jumping on Trampolines: Future Sony Bravia Tvs Could Suggest Shows
Sounds like a mere glimpse of the future, but if today’s iPods can make playlists on the fly, then there’s no reason why TVs can’t suggest shows for viewers. Pocket-lint reports that Sony will incorporate a “service” – currently called Neon – on forthcoming Bravia TVs that will be able to recommend shows based on a certain number of inputs from a user.

Handy Robotic Arm is a Helpful Extra Limb

Handy Robotic Arm is a Helpful Extra Limb
The Handy robotic arm is meant to lend an extra hand for things like hammering, washing, painting, or kneading. It will be wireless capable and come with USB and midi ports, and employ “fuzzy AI logic” so it can learn your individual preferences.

Tech Demos From Next-Gen Star Wars Game

Tech Demos From Next-Gen Star Wars Game
The folks over at LucasArts are showing off some pretty cool new tech that’s planned for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, planned for next-generation consoles. The first video shows off the enhanced AI engine (called “Euphoria”) which provides each enemy with a “central nervous system,” which makes them intelligent and emotional reactions to stimuli in their environment: The second video shows off “Digital Molecular Matter,” which provides objects with much more realistic physical properties than seen in other game engines.