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RoboThespian co-hosts new robot documentary from CBC – “Roboticize Me”

Roboticize Me is a new documentary co-hosted by Peter Keleghan and his android sidekick RoboThespian. Produced by CBC's Doc Zone, the documentary looks at what’s driving our need to develop intel...
22 January 2015, by

A cruel waste of STEM talent

"Spare Parts" is a new movie showing grit, creativity, determination, and leadership in robotics through teamwork and individual success. The movie has a Hollywood ending: teacher and kids inspire ...
19 January 2015, by
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RoboThespian, with Will Jackson

Transcript below In today’s podcast, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Will Jackson from Engineered Arts Limited about his team’s work making robot actors....
10 January 2015, by

12 favorite robot movies – new and old

If you're planning for some downtime this holiday, try curling up with one of these robot/AI-themed movies recommended by the Robohub team....
25 December 2014, by

Call for holiday robot videos

Is it that time of year already!?!? It must be given that your Editors woke up to snow on the ground this morning. Robohub will once again be featuring robot videos this holiday, so send your submiss...
17 November 2014, by

The Future Starts Here: Robots, Botox, and Google Glass

[tweetquote]Why do we fall in love with some technologies, while others creep us out?[/tweetquote] Unravelling this mystery leads Ken Goldberg and Tiffany Shlain to vampires, zombies, and Sigmund Freu...
10 November 2014, by and



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A computer vision system for mining artistic influence

When we look at an image we not only recognize object categories and scene category, but we can also infer various aesthetic, cultural and historical aspects. For example, an expert (or even an averag...
06 November 2014, by , and

“Chappie” movie to explore human reaction to AI, machine learning

A new action/sci-fi thriller by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) is due in theatres March 6, 2015. Starring Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, and Sigourney Weaver, Chappie follows an exper...
04 November 2014, by

Robots dance in synchronization while balancing on balls

http://youtu.be/Ebgrr4yLlCk Murata Manufacturing recently unveiled a team of 10 robots, called the Murata Cheerleaders, which dance in formation while balancing on top of balls. The Murata Cheerlea...
29 September 2014, by

Quadrotors vs CGI: A Q&A with the makers of Sparked

If you thought "SPARKED" - the new short film by Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios - is too real-looking to be CGI, you were right. But why go to all the trouble of using quadrotors to ...
24 September 2014, by

‘Person of Interest’ Season 4 will tackle big questions about AI | Mashable

For three seasons, CBS's Person of Interest has tried to raise questions about who's watching us. But starting Tuesday, the show will shine a light on a subject producers think no one is keeping an ...
24 September 2014, by

New quadrocopter video points to a future for flying machines in entertainment

We've seen robots on stage before: Humanoids have been featured in theater productions in Switzerland, Austria, and Japan, and industrial robots have played parts in dance performances and other stage...
22 September 2014, by

Automata: The new “sci-fi” blockbuster set to put robot ethics under a spotlight

A major new sci-fi movie, Automata, promises to not only provide a feast for the eyes (see below for a clip from the film), but an overdue opportunity to spotlight some of the ethical dilemmas arising...
19 September 2014, by

Project Hieroglyph: Science fiction for better futures

It seems like our most popular visions of the future always end with environmental collapse, authoritarian oppression … and the ever-popular zombie apocalypse. Science fiction, what Clive Thompson c...
16 September 2014, by

Robots reborn: Upcycled illuminated robot sculptures by +Brauer

Bruno Lefevre-Brauer (known as +Brauer), is a graphic designer living in Paris. Over the past 20 years he has designed numerous album covers for French and international artists and pursued his person...
15 September 2014, by

“Drone Art” – an excerpt from The Drone Primer

This is an excerpt from The Drone Primer: A Compendium of the Key Issues, a free, one-stop, handbook addressing the basic and fundamental questions around drones in all their contexts, from foreign th...

Algorithm looking at art finds connections art historians had never noticed | Medium

Of course, Saleh and co do not claim that this kind of algorithm can take the place of an art historian. After all, the discovery of a link between paintings in this way is just the starting point for...
03 September 2014, by

The flixels are coming! The flixels are coming!

The Orlando Sentinel reported that the [tweetquote]Walt Disney Company filed for three patents involving flying entertainment robots[/tweetquote], a growing segment in the emerging service robotics in...
28 August 2014, by
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Birdly, with Max Rheiner

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Max Rheiner from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHDK) about his  project Birdly. Birdly explores the experience of a bird in flight with several methods. Unl...
22 August 2014, by

Why do people love robots? Find out in this Botscar-winning Robot Film Festival short

"Why We Love Robots" is a 5-minute short documentary film co-directed by UC Berkeley Prof. Ken Goldberg and his wife, award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain. The film was nominated for an Emmy Award a...
11 August 2014, by and

New sci-fi short “Robot” seeks crowdfunding

'Robot' is a short film directed by up and coming West Australian director Zenon Samuels. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, Robot explores the relationship an isolated war veteran has with a mysteriou...
11 August 2014, by

Martha Stewart: Why I love my drone | TIME

Last year, while celebrating my birthday in Maine, I was given a drone fitted with a high-definition camera. After a quick introduction to the mechanics of operating the contraption and a few words ab...
30 July 2014, by

Mind of life: An excerpt from Daniel Wilson’s new sci-fi novel, Robogenesis

This excerpt is from my novel Robogenesis, in which humankind is trying to put together the pieces of a shattered civilization after a war between men and machines. In the aftermath of the robopocalyp...
29 July 2014, by

Lights, camera, action at the Robot Film Festival

Bringing together people and robots for an amazing social event, the 4th annual Robot Film Festival was held on Saturday July 19 at Bot & Dolly studio in San Francisco. The Festival opened with th...
23 July 2014, by

Revisiting telepresence robots at Robot Film Festival

What happens when you attend school via telepresence robot? This heartwarming Japanese science fiction film is now close to becoming science fact. In spite of winning a swathe of awards in Japan, Hino...
08 July 2014, by

Robot selfies, and the road to self-recognition

People take selfies with smartphones and digital cameras (or even with flying robots), and share them on social media, blogs, microblogs and image platforms for social purposes, and though selfies m...
09 June 2014, by

SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper knows how you’re feeling | ComputerWorld

Pepper is a cute, wisecracking personal robot designed to bring joy to everyone, and Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank wants people to start buying it next year for the price of a high-end PC. Its...
05 June 2014, by

There’s no business like show business

Robotic Arts, a Las Vegas designer and integrator of robots used in novel ways for entertainment purposes, and Royal Caribbean International, are working together to provide a unique hi-tech robotic e...
26 May 2014, by

No drone experts were harmed in the making of this video … Or were they?

What's with all the quadrotors in auto advertising these days? And what do quadrotor swarms have to do with cars? Probably not much at all, but apparently associating your auto brand with high-perfor...
28 March 2014, by and

ShanghAI Lectures: Louis-Philippe Demers “Embodiment and robotic arts”

The Blind Robot by Louis-Philippe Demers is a reference to the works of Merleau-Ponty and his example of the body extension of the blind man’s cane, where the cane not only senses the world but also...
21 March 2014, by







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