Via h+ magazine:
Korea has a stated goal of “a robot in every home by 2020,” and Samsung has already developed a robot maid that “recognizes people, can turn on microwave ovens, washing machines and toasters, and also pick up sandwiches, cups and whatever else it senses as objects.”
This progress report notes that one Samsung researcher has already worked with Georgia Tech on mathematical emotion models for humanoid robots “adapted to the particular requirements of … interactions with humans.”
After a government-sponsored forum on “Convergence of Biological and Physical Intelligence,” AI researcher Ben Goertzel reports gracefully moving, biologically-inspired robots (plus in-depth discussion about AI’s ability to forecast power failures on their smart grid). And he even raises the possibility Korea may develop an “internet of things,” with communication and connectivity between every smart object!
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