So, Where’s My Robot?

Thoughts on Social Machine Learning

Google &hearts Robots

The latest robot craze is the news splash around Google’s autonomously driving cars. Sebastian Thrun was on Good Morning America this morning.

It’s the DARPA grand challenge on steroids, a Prius driving in traffic!

This is cool in and of itself for robotics, but even better is a company with huge resources deciding to put a lot of effort into robotics. They have been quite hush hush about what they might be working on, but have quietly been inviting lots of top notch robotics researchers to take a 1..2…n year sabbatical from their academic jobs and come work on robotics at google. ┬áSo I expect this is the first of many cool things to come out of Google-Robotics.

October 12th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments