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Trusting Robots: How much should we hand over to robots?

Trusting Robots
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The Insight program brings together surprising and unpredictable guests: people with first-hand experience of the issues, as well as experts and those with strong opinions on the subject.

BrickPi: Raspberry Pi for Mindstorms Robots

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BickPi is a system that converts Raspberry Pi into a robot.  The project is a board and case that connects LEGO® Mindstorms Sensors, motors, and parts to turn your credit card size computer into a robot.  The BrickPi allows you to connect up to 3 NXT Motors and 4 Sensors.

Mazes for Lego MindStorms Robots

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There has been local interest in the new experimental International RoboCup “Rescue B” challenge introduced by the committee headed by Dr. Damien Kee. This was used as a demonstration event in the World RoboCup in Singapore in 2010, and I am told unofficially that it will be a competition event in Istanbul in RoboCup 2011. An important change from the traditional RoboCup Junior Rescue Challenge is the inclusion of a maze. In competition, this maze is reconfigurable, and hence can be a constantly changing new challenge to students.

LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robots Meets the Xbox Kinect!

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InThe Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect sensor, is a horizontal bar connected to a small base with a motorized pivot, and is designed to be positioned lengthwise below the video display. The device features an “RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone running proprietary software”, which provides full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition, and voice recognition capabilities.

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