Week 7

How intelligent can robots be?

Solve this maze: Link

Win this game: Link

What is Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) ? What is the Turing Test? Go vs Chess? Link

Who was Kasparov?

What is Watson and why should you care?  Explanation – Tech Details


Neurons in software


With no middle layers, OR, AND, NAND, NOR are easy to implement.


With a middle layer, a XOR can be represented.


Example: Arduino as a neuronal network

Artificial neural network with XOR

Robot Operative System

The ROS is a general purpose system that helps the most advanced robots work:

Industrial robotics link

Service robotics link

A growing industry

Investment in industrial robotics

RECENT NEWS: GO is not longer a human domain. ( NEWS LINK ) ( Google DeepMind )


Final Project Guidelines

  • Each student / team of two students will present their creation within 10 minutes
  • Block diagram with all the electronic components
  • Sketches of the physical appearance, not only to see how it looks like but the C.O.G.
  • Functional Diagram (either finite state machine, flowchart or pseudo-code)
  • Proof of concept: mechanics, electronics and software
  • Be ready to be asked: why is it a robot? why not a machine? is it alive? is it intelligent? does it help humanity? does it explore any frontier of current knowledge?
  • Three aspects will be evaluated: Concept ( the story behind ), Design ( sketches and iterations) and Functionality ( actual prototype and diagrams )


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