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Out of the shadows, into the unknown & some questions.

Because I couldn't find an introduction section anywhere and because this is my first post (yes I was that lurker) I'll take the liberty to introduce myself.

I'm a Dutchman, 39 years old and living in the northern part of the Netherlands. I've been fascinated by robotics since my early childhood, but I never got further than buying some toy robot. My nick, for those who wonders, is from a tag on the chest of the eighties Magnatron robot I got as a kid. Since it's written in large letters it has to be something important, but you can call me Paul as well.

Using time in an influence map?

I am working on some new AI for my bot 'Eric', and am using an influence map (actually mapS) to determine where interesting things are, such as shelter, light (solar), danger etc. The problem is how to integrate time into my influence maps? I could maintain 24 different sets of maps but that seems very inefficient.

AI Without Microcontroller?

Would it be possible to create an AI system without using a microcontroller?

Math machine learning

Whenever I observe my daughter, I find that she likes to collect things. The more, the better. Usually as much as she can carry. As she can not count, how can she distinguish, what are more things and what are less things?

My daughter with objects in both hands

I have a theory that I've been working on for over 25 years now.  It's about making robots smarter by making them more aware of their surroundings.  To make them … Read more

Artificial Intelligence Questionaire

Hi Guys,

I'm new to robots etc. I am currently doing a school project on artificial intelligence and wanted to do some research. I thought why not go talk to the experts so here I am. I have already done some background research and already know the general definition but part of the project requires me to gain information from a range of sources. This is a kind of questionaire/interview to gain new sources from experts.

For Halloween I Gave My Robot a Brain, or Fun With a Backpropagation Neural Network

I’ve long been fascinated by the concept of artificial intelligence and its application to robotics.

"Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" online course

Stanford univesity is going to make their "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence" course online. I think this could be very interesting for many people building robots. The following is the cite copied from the original announcement here http://www.ai-class.com/:

Possible robot reactions

To other users,

 

               I was wondering, is it possible for the robot to react at voice commands?

And what actions could a robot do generally?

Another batch of questions are: It says that a robot has a personality. Does it? In what way can we witness it?

Could it's actions be based on their personality or does it only apply to artifical intelligence?

 

I hope I can get some advice. Thank you.

DarwinBot lives

This continues my previous experiments with evolutionary code generation. I built the simplest robot imaginable to test out pieces of code. This is 1069-H1 aka "DarwinBot".

Darwin is a hacker

How many monkeys on type writers does it take to write the collected works of Shakespeare? Or Asimov for that matter? It has been claimed, but never tested, that a limited amount of monkeys will indeed produce such a work.

Given enough time...

AI for your bot?

Eliza is an algorythum written in the 60's by a dude called Joseph Weizenbaum. Here is a sample program as a web applet.  

http://users.design.ucla.edu/~acolubri/processing/eliza/applet/index.html

 

 Could this be a semi easy to use answer to giving a robot a persnality?