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skrekkogle:

A little Mario-ish, somehow

timoarnall:

Messages from machines. 27 March, 20.57 by Timo Arnall.
Dec 13, 2013 / 133,753 notes

timoarnall:

Messages from machines. 27 March, 20.57 by Timo Arnall.

skrekkogle:

“This week at the TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., the company [Autodesk] will take the first public step toward translating its computer design approach, which has since spilled over from Hollywood to the Maker movement, into the emerging nanoscale world of synthetic biology and materials.
For the last two years, a small group of software engineers and molecular biologists have been developing a software system for designing at the molecular level at the company’s research laboratory in downtown San Francisco. At the TED conference, Autodesk will introduce “Project Cyborg,” a Web-based software platform for delivering a range of services like molecular modeling and simulation.”
Bits - NYTimesAutodesk - Project Cyborg(via New Aesthetic)
Oct 24, 2013 / 2 notes

skrekkogle:

This week at the TED conference in Long Beach, Calif., the company [Autodesk] will take the first public step toward translating its computer design approach, which has since spilled over from Hollywood to the Maker movement, into the emerging nanoscale world of synthetic biology and materials.

For the last two years, a small group of software engineers and molecular biologists have been developing a software system for designing at the molecular level at the company’s research laboratory in downtown San Francisco. At the TED conference, Autodesk will introduce “Project Cyborg,” a Web-based software platform for delivering a range of services like molecular modeling and simulation.

Bits - NYTimes
Autodesk - Project Cyborg
(via New Aesthetic)

Oct 24, 2013
Rodney Brooks focuses on an important element missing in most contemporary analyses of cognitive, psychological, and computer systems - the central role of lower-level motor processes. Too often we forget that consciousness, sensing, and learning evolved in the service of guiding movement. Without movement these capacities would never have emerged. Yet how many cognitive and computer scientists ponder the ramifications of this fact? Pure motor systems can be adaptive (imagine an “eating machine” gobbling algae on a pond bottom), yet a cognitive endowment would be useless to a non-moving entity. Of course, the hypothetical eating machine would do even better if it could use sensors to more efficiently encounter algae, or to develop strategies based on past experience to increase further its feeding efficiency.
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Jun 21, 2013 / 58 notes

new-aesthetic:

Dr. Easy (by Shynola)

Michael is a broken man with a gun. He is surrounded by armed police. A robot with medical training is dispatched to negotiate – but can it save him?

(‘Dr. Easy’ is the prologue for a planned feature adaptation of Matthew de Abaitua’s novel “The Red Men”, which, first published (with my involvement) in 2007, features robotic policemen, virtual workers, algorithmic creativity, austerity-based techno-rejectionism and much else, and as such prefigures a range of New Aesthetic interests.)

Jan 2, 2013 / 2 notes
new-aesthetic:

“This calendar is based on a set of photo’s released by Darpa that shows the love the makers have for these fauna inspired robots, elevating the robots to pets or companions.”
Darpa_2013 by DNVDK (Calendar) - Lulu
Dec 21, 2012 / 82 notes

new-aesthetic:

“This calendar is based on a set of photo’s released by Darpa that shows the love the makers have for these fauna inspired robots, elevating the robots to pets or companions.”

Darpa_2013 by DNVDK (Calendar) - Lulu

Sep 4, 2012
Mar 23, 2012
new-aesthetic:

“Through a series of experiments, researchers from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) aimed to increase understanding of collective animal behavior, including learning how robots might someday steer fish away from environmental disasters. Nature is a growing source of inspiration for engineers, and the researchers were intrigued to find that their biomimetic robotic fish could not only infiltrate and be accepted by the swimmers, but actually assume a leadership role.”
What Makes a Robot Fish Attractive? Robot Fish Moves to the Head of the School, via debcha.
Mar 4, 2012 / 21 notes

new-aesthetic:

“Through a series of experiments, researchers from Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) aimed to increase understanding of collective animal behavior, including learning how robots might someday steer fish away from environmental disasters. Nature is a growing source of inspiration for engineers, and the researchers were intrigued to find that their biomimetic robotic fish could not only infiltrate and be accepted by the swimmers, but actually assume a leadership role.”

What Makes a Robot Fish Attractive? Robot Fish Moves to the Head of the School, via debcha.

Overall, young adults (university undergraduates) have been found to have a preference for a human-like appearance of robots. However, as compared to others, introverts and individuals with low emotional stability are more likely to prefer mechanical looking robots.

Robot appearance not only affects preference, but also people‟s perceptions of the robot’s personality. For instance, in an examination of the relationship between robot appearance and personality, one study found that children between the age of 9 and 11 considered robots with mixed human-robot features to be friendlier than completely mechanical looking robots. However, they judged pure human-like robots (i.e., robots modeled after human form and features) to be the most aggressive of all other robots.
Feb 2, 2012