A colleague of mine pointed me to this interesting article appeared on WIRED, The AI Revolution Is On. Despite the title, it does present a somehow specular approach to our recent IEEE Spectrum article "MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors". Since we advocate par condicio, here it is.
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December 28, 2010|
Written by: Sean Patrick
Class Participants: Aaron Berliner, Ben Chandler, Byron Galbraith, Sean Lorenz, Sam Michalka, Sean Patrick, Jeremy Wurbs
Actually, yes - you can. And you can do it without breaking the bank, too.
These days, there are plenty of commercial robotics kits available to hobbyists, requiring varying degrees of skill to build and operate. If you’re willing to commit a few hundred dollars exclusively to building robots, they’re great. If you’re not already a robot fanatic, though, you’re probably a little hesitant about spending that much money on something that - let’s face it - will probably spend the majority of its life in the attic. But what if you could build a robot out of stuff that you already own or, failing that, stuff you won’t regret buying? Read the rest of this entry »