Researchers in the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab (SVL) are teaching a robot called JackRabbot 2 to understand social rules that humans use to interact with each other, with the ultimate goal of operating a robot that navigates safely and autonomously.
In some ways, “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is a beast as bizarre as the first. The original “Pacific Rim” was a movie thoughtfully designed to feel stupid. Its more brilliant choices blended into the background, hiding like an unnoticed picture frame and highlighting the thrilling action. It was the movie “Transformers” wanted to be, but never…
The vicarious experience of the astronauts’ triumph instills a certain pride in humankind, in what we can accomplish, in what we can dream. We should look for that sense of wonder and fascination in whatever we do. Our experiences have value–and so do we.
The Stanford Hospital staff was recently trained to manage the two unusually metallic members that joined the housekeeping team in a soft-launch this month: Frost and Dazzler.
Soon, robots may be able to feel — not emotion, but touch-related sensory information they capture through an “e-Skin” Stanford researchers have developed using an electronic sensor that rivals the sensitivity of human skin.