August 27, 2009

UWE Professor Walking With Robot Fellowship

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We often comment on how robots will take over the world when they become too powerful, but we make them in jest. We know that robots are machines run like computers on GIGO (garbage in, garbage out.) So we found it more than amusing when we heard that Alan Winfield of the University of the West of England was given a fellowship to further his research on his Walking with Robots project that teaches kids not to be afraid of them by building their own.

Stay with us here. Professor Winfield claims,

"Some fictional views of the future paint a very bleak picture of what could happen with intelligent robots, but equally robots could change the world for the better. The point is that we have a choice. The future is too important to be allowed to just happen - instead we and our children must own it."

How about we start out by giving our kids credit to know that a fairy tale is just that?

Via Walking With Robots

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 27, 2009 9:10 AM
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