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Elizabeth M
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Re: A little touch of robot
Elizabeth M   10/21/2013 4:29:13 AM
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I know of a number of robots the military is working on but I never really thought of robot soldiers, Debera. I can see your point, but it also sounds a little bit scary! Although the adaptive capability of robots--which is being demonstrated by the Baxter factor robot--is quite a fascinating area of research.

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Re: A little touch of robot
Debera Harward   10/16/2013 5:28:29 AM
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As humanoid robots can be used as soldiers in the army during war but it is not possible that the total completely rely on humanoid soldiers . Both humans and humanoid robots shouild worki hand in hand and with good synchronization, for this they are required to have strong communication bethween both . A robot warrior should easily understand the body language of humans and humans automatically should understand what exactly the robot is thinking using body language of the robot instead of studying the code

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Re: A little touch of robot
Debera Harward   10/16/2013 5:24:05 AM
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Elizebeth , not only this there are numerous applications of humanoid robots . One of the major and most eye capturing application can be in the wars. Humaoid robots can even work as soldiers because its easier  to train them as compared to nomal robots they are programed in such a way that only by watching humans they learn and grab the informtion.

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Re: A little touch of robot
Elizabeth M   10/16/2013 3:32:22 AM
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You make a good point, Debera--that in tandem with increasing the tactility of robots there also is work and research being done to ensure they don't apply too much pressure when they touch something. This is equally important to this work being successful.

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Rob Spiegel   10/15/2013 10:39:16 PM
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Chuck, Bicentenniall Man may be the most extreme of the robot movies, since the robot eventually is engineered to be human. But who knows, even that may be possible in two hundred years.

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Charles Murray   10/15/2013 7:11:11 PM
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Good point, Rob. I used to watch sci-fi movies and think the robot scenarios depicted in them were hundreds of years in the future. But I'm now starting to think that depictions in movies like "I, Robot" may not be as far into the future as I thought.

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Rob Spiegel   10/15/2013 3:42:42 PM
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I agree Debera. Some of these humanoid robots now have actual useful functions. A number of robots are now being used both to treat autism and diagnose autism. I asked one of the engineers what the robot does if the child throws it across the room (I have an autistic child -- I know about throwing things across the room). The engineer said the robot will say, "If you behave like this I won't be able to play with you." If the child persists, the robot, indeed, does shut down.

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Re: A little touch of robot
Rob Spiegel   10/15/2013 3:30:33 PM
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It's true Elizabeth. Robots are getting exciting -- much like 3D printing, only robots have a much deeper history. I would imagine robotics will be an fascinating field for decades to come.

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Re: A little touch of robot
Debera Harward   10/15/2013 5:12:58 AM
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The ability to touch and feel has always differentiated humans with robots but now in the comming years this difference or gap will be eliminated as the development of robot with sence of touch will increase . With this add on feature in robots it will help them to carry things and place them in proper position caefully applying the required load weight or preasure otherwise these robots will either break the object carried or can damage  the location where object is placed if too much load applied .

With this tactile sensing feature robots can very commonly be used in remote ssurgeries as well because they can feel the very delicate veins and organs and will do the needfull accordingly .

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Re: A little touch of robot
Debera Harward   10/15/2013 4:48:24 AM
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I agree Rob, Tactile sensing is any device that can sence shape, temperature, softness, texture etc either by touch or by contact is said to have tactile sensing . Thats Realy great to hear that robotic field is moving in this direction , initially robots were just used as acting like animals or designed to do certain  works only but this field is now expanding like the field of computers and mobile has expanded .We all know initially the only usage of mobile was Just making calls but now one can only imagine these smartphones having plenty of applications. Sitting now and making assumptions how these robotic technology will expand is just useless because one cannot even imagine the new innovations that can come across in this technology.

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