Entertainment

Biodegradable Robots

My favorite robot movie hands down is Blade Runner (the film adaptation of “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?“).  As Blade Runner takes place in the future, three year from now, it raises big ethical questions of disposing of humanoids when they have reached… Read More ›

Chappie vs. Terminator

This past weekend box office hit (even with 29 rotten tomatoes) was the adorable robot, Chappie.  As observed by Gary Marcus of the New Yorker, Chappie takes his inspiration from real life artificial intelligence from iCub to Rodney Brook’s Baxter.  The big question… Read More ›

John Henry vs. The Robot

Earlier this week, I was listening to Johnny Cash’s song, John Henry.  Cash’s lyrics rang loud, “did the Lord say that machines oughtta take the place of livin’? …Do engines get rewarded for their steam?” Obviously, this is a major ethical… Read More ›

Hollywood's Drones

Drones today are less about Yemin and more about Hollywood.  The ariel shots are amazing, and unheard of prior to the release of new technologies.  Now that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lost their court case against Raphael Pirker in… Read More ›