Dharmendra Modha explains how he became a scientist. He studies brain function and architecture to invent technologies such as the True North chip, capable of multi-sensory fusion.
Ancient Greeks invented the Water Clock. More recent technological inventions include: Unimate Arm by General Motors; Arigato Asimo by Honda; Roomba Rocks; Robonaut, utilized by astronauts; Google’s driverless car; and the Curiosity Rover arrived at Mars.
Tony Prescott develops robots with various applications. He addresses fears regarding artificial intelligence. The machines, like iCUb, are programmed to simulate aspects of human behavior.
Cambridge University researchers develop a "Mother Bot." United States scientists invent a nanoparticle water filter. Thothe Technologies patents a space elevator.
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We explore efforts to develop robots with artificial intelligence that mimics our own. We explore IBM’s secret research facility in California and meet the man behind their ‘brain-inspired’ microchip that could make all our computers work and think like we do. We travel to Sheffield in the UK to meet Tony Prescott, a man who is striving to develop a robot with a sense of self, essentially, a robot that can think for itself. We then round-up all the latest science news that you need to know.
Length: 12 minutes
Copyright date: ©2015
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