The future of robotics is more secure than ever. Rather than being a dying breed, robots are more popular than ever. According to roboticstrends.com, in 2011 companies in North America topped their previous all-time record high from 2005. Last year 19,337 robots, totaling sales of $1.17 billion, were sold beating 2005’s record of 18,228 robots. [...]
What is cybernetics? It derives from the Greek word, “cyber”, meaning “to steer”, and references to cybernetics date as far back as Plato who used it to refer to the Greek system of government. Cybernetics may best be understood by comparing it to the more widely known concept of artificial intelligence (AI). Cybernetics and Artificial [...]
Machines and computer related technologies are flourishing. People communicate through chat, emails and text messaging even when they are sitting together! Snail mail is almost obsolete. Students rush for The Internet to research their school work whilst the library becomes an almost forgotten dusty sanctuary. Most of us are too dependent on the technologies around us. [...]
The academic world, across all subject areas, now has a more technologically inclined atmosphere. One example of this trend, are humanoid robots, designed to interact with humans and adapt to the changes in the environment it is immersed in. One such humanoid robot is made by a European robotics manufacturer – Aldebaran Robotics.