robotics

BeetleCam

Read article here.

"The use of automatic equipment for observing wildlife has become very common and there are a number of advanced cameras used for this purpose. Biology field work is highly labor intensive; however, it is becoming more sophisticated.
Intelligent specialist software and sensors help biologists by enhancing the selection of images captured and stored as well as the response of remote systems to live imaging needs.
Tele-operated and automated equipment increases observation potential greatly while at the same time avoids the disturbance of human presence. This article discusses hardware and software developments in robotic cameras for wildlife observation." 

Lovotics- the new science of human-robot love

"By harnessing a new sphere of science called “lovotics”, Hooman Samani, an artificial intelligence researcher at the Social Robotics Lab at the National University of Singapore, believes it is possible to engineer love between humans and robots."

For more on lovotics follow this link.

All you need is ROBOT love

Seminar Announcement:

All you need is Robot Love (Blay Whitby) - Tues 12th Feb, KCL, London

On the Tuesday (12th Feb) Blay Whitby giving a talk for the Centre for e-Research Seminar Series at King's College London:

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    *Tuesday, **12 February 2013, 6.15pm *
    *Centre for e-Research Seminar:****All You Need is Robot Love* (*Blay Whitby*)
    Hosted by Centre for e-Research, Digital Humanities, King's College London
    Location: Anatomy Museum Space, 6th Floor King's Building, Strand Campus, King's College London
    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/research/seminars/2012-13/robot.aspx

    Abstract: Applications for robots and AI technology in caring roles
    are numerous and often surprisingly successful. Companion robots,
    robot nannies, and smart homes are near-to-market technologies.
    Computer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is funded by the NHS as a
    treatment for a number of psychiatric disorders. One writer (David
    Levy) has predicted marriage to robots by 2050. Employing robots and
    AI technology in caring applications seems ethically to be preferred
    to employing them in highly destructive military roles. However a
    specific ethical question is prompted by caring technology: what
    exactly are we trying to achieve by displacing humans from these roles? 

****Attendance is free and open to all, but registration is requested:

 http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5339342116/ 

The seminar will be followed by wine and nibbles.
Hope to see you there for what should be a very entertaining and 
thought-provoking talk,

Anna Jordanous (CeRch)

Centre for e-Research (CeRch)
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RL
www: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/innovation/groups/cerch/