Suicide bots link, Humans Marrying Robots. . .

October 17, 2007

From the UK Metro:
People will marry robots, says scientist
Artificial intelligence researcher David Levy was awarded a PhD today by a Dutch university for his thesis, Intimate Relationships With Artificial Partners.


Theo Jansen: The art of creating creatures at TED, Sept 07

October 15, 2007


Tesla – father of robotics etc etc etc

October 14, 2007

I have, once again became obsessed again with the life and inventions of Nikola Tesla. This was fueled by reading Empires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the world, JONNES, J. (2003) New York, Random House, i Also recently visited Niagara falls. Niagara, is the site of the first hydro – electric power plant. The system uses an Alternating Current polyphase induction motor invented by Tesla and implemented by George Westinghouse. The power station was the first of its kind because it travelled the distance of 28 miles to the town of Buffalo 1896, powering electric lighting and street cars etc. Tesla is called the father of robotics because of his invention of Remote control 1898. He also wished to create an automate of himself, harness free energy for everyone for free, hence his other title, father of free energy, or ‘the man who invented the twentieth century’.


Also check out Secret of Nikola Tesla – The Movie (Tajna Nikole Tesle) (1980)

Robodock 2007

October 2, 2007
PERSBERICHT Amsterdam, 27 september 2007

i missed robodock again and this year. They had an awesome line up ; including SRL, SEEMEN, Flaming Lotus Girls, and Christian Ristow (Robochrist Industries). If any one has reviews let me know.


Peter William Holden – Arabesque

more pics and info from Laughing Squid