This Week In Bots: Google’s Driverless Cars, Sure, But Are You Ready To Fly With A Robot Pilot?
Bot Vid: Skippy The Robot Stone SkipperSkipping stones is a wonderful, happy pursuit. If you’re of a certain technical bent you may even remember the smarts of Barnes Wallis and the invention of the bouncing bomb while you skip a pebble between the waves. Wallis would certainly have been amazed by Skippy the robot, designed and installed on an Idaho lake for the express purpose of letting you telepresence-skip a stone when you can’t get to open water yourself. Try it out, you’ll love it. Bot Vid: FacebotOne way to explore how we react to robots, and also to use them to explore how we react to people, is to make them look almost exactly like us and then examine volunteer’s emotional responses.