Superintelligence

Superintelligence is a term that suggests a time when the capability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will surpass that of humans. Some believe that in this century we will make 1,000 times more progress in technology compared to last century. So what does this mean? Well this brings us to the term technological singularity. This will be the moment when AI is created that becomes smarter than any human on the planet. And the intelligence begins to make smarter versions of...

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Claude’s Top 5 Movie Robots from 2015-2016

Today I was thinking about awesome robots and began to realize that we have had some pretty cool robots appear in movies in the past few years.  So I decided to make a quick top-5 list.  Here is a list of my favorite robots from movies that came out in the 2015 - 2016 time frame. 1. K-2S0  Movie: Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story Year: 2016 By far my favorite robot on this list is K-2S0.  K-2S0 is an...

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What is Machine Learning?

Where are all of the robots that Isaac Asimov wrote about many moons ago?  There are a lot of really awesome robots out there with really cool bodies, you know, mostly toys.  It’s true that in addition to toy robots we also have industrial robots, but these robots repeat one certain movement over and over again and they are usually found in very specific environment, such as a car manufacturing assembly line. But what about robots that are capable to...

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Make:it Line-Following Robot

Today I got the chance to play with a Make:it Line-Following Robot.   This robot is an Arduino based robot using 2 DC motors.   I wanted to try and understand how a microcontroller code related to real world actions of the robot, and how all of the different components came together to work as one. The Make:it Line-Following Robot is shown below.   It is a machine that follows a line, either a black line on white surface or...

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How are Drones being used?

DAY 2 Before really learning about drones, I wanted to see where and how drones were being used. Although drones are being used in many capacities, the three that most interest me are listed below: Photography and filming – this is one of my favorite reasons. Snap a camera on the drone and you are able to take some of the most beautiful shots imaginable from above, looking down on the world. Drones are being used in filming. Drones allow shots...

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My 1st Drone – Sky Viper S1700 Stunt Drone

DAY 1 I just purchased my very first quadcopter, or drone.  I decided to go for the least expensive drone I could find as a starting off point.  My plan is to design and make my very own drone from scratch.  I've given myself 100 days to learn as much as I can about this technology and have my very own drone in the sky capturing amazing pictures and video.  But before I can accomplish that goal, I first have to...

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A basic robot toolbox

I'm very excited to learn about robotics.  The best way to learn about robotics, or anything for that matter,  is to actually do it, and it in this case is building a robot.  So I will now attempt to build a simple robot, just to get my feet wet.  My goal is to start off by building a nice and easy  robot that I can easily modify.  I guess I have to decide if I want to build one from...

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Robotics!

OK, I think I've caught it. No, I'm not talking about some kind of disease, I'm talking about the robot bug. I'm a mechanical engineering student with a background in aerospace, so naturally I'm interested in mechanics. But I'm also becoming very interested in programming and electronics, so the idea of learning about and designing a robot would a perfect way for me to gain more knowledge and experience in these fields. In my mechanical engineering studies, I am constantly...

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