Category Archives: Robots

Silent Running

The 1972 Film “Silent Running” directed by Douglas Turnbull has a central plot of a future where scientists have sought to protect the environmental diversity of Earth’s natural resources by creating a protected “island” in space – on converted commercial … Continue reading

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On 18-Dec-2018 Olivier Michel at let previous Webots users know that the platform has been made open source via GitHub… Today, after more than 20 years of proprietary licensing, Webots has become free open source software, released under the … Continue reading

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IPAB Web Site

The University of Edinburgh School of Informatics Institute for Perception Action and Behaviour (IPAB), which is Edinburgh’s Robotics Institute and part of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (jointly with Heriot-Watt University) has a new web site…

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Valkyrie Avatar

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics is to get a NASA Valkyrie Robot in March 2016 as part of its Robotarium. The Valkyrie robotic platform was originally designed and built in 2013 to carry out search and rescue missions in line … Continue reading

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Edinburgh AIBO Robots AIAI purchased 6 Sony AIBO robots in 2004 partially via its FEEDAI Fund to use for student and experimental projects and helped supervise a number of projects with University of Edinburgh and Heriot Watt University students at … Continue reading

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UK Approach to UAVs

This blog post has been created to act as a note with links to help inform the public about UAVs and encourage involvement in debate on their ethical and legal control. A UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) publication raises issues … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

The Edinburgh Robotics Centre is a joint activity between the University of Edinburgh Schools of Informatics and Engineering and Heriot-Watt University’s Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mathematical and Computer Sciences Department. My research interest is in Human and Robotic Agent Collaboration … Continue reading

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Experiments with Webots 6.4.4

In AIAI, we used to use Webots to simulate the Sony AIBO for our experiments in “Project AIBO – Robotic Task Achieving Teams” using URBI. The University of Edinburgh School of Informatics robotics classes use Webots as a robot simulator … Continue reading

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Robert the Robot X N

On the Space City region in the OpenSim-based OSGrid near to Venus’s Beach House are some experiments with “Robert the Robot” NPCs, both persistent across server restarts and temporary variants. In addition, a custom pose for the jetmobile rider has … Continue reading

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AI in the Movies – Discussion on The Terminator Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011 At the 2011 the Edinburgh International Film Festival, one of the events was a screening of the 1984 scifi classic The Terminator. The event was followed by a discussion with two real-life AI researchers from the University of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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