“"We could map the whole Universe — all of the information that has existed since the Big Bang — onto 300 qubits," Lloyd says.”
"It is enough to choose or generate a random sound," Read says, as that’s all that’s needed to inform someone that something important is going on. "It seems to be an easy way to provide rich expression for robots," he says. The findings were presented at the Human-Robot Interaction conference in Bielefeld, Germany, on 3 March.
Sean Andrist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his team have a number of other tricks to make a humanoid robot seem “alive”. One is to introduce small random movements into a robot’s head rotation motor, so that instead of appearing stationary, the robot’s head twitches slightly now and then.
A face-tracking camera can ensure a robot always looks at the person it is interacting with, but instead of staring straight at their face, the team have programmed in a tendency for the robot to avert its gaze from time to time. The idea is to mimic the human habit of glancing fleetingly to one side when thinking of an answer to a question.”
aw shit get it wednesday
HA! I almost forgot to reblog this today
Every Wednesday from now on.
Its wednesday yo