Monday, February 18, 2013

Transhumanism and Humanoids

So far I have only watched episode one, which fits this weeks topic: Transhumanism.
The best bits:

- Steering a wheel chair with your brain starts at 12.30
- A baby-like robot called iCub, which learns like a child! starts at 23.30

This one is incredible!!! Still can't wrap my head around it, if you want to learn more about iCub please visit: - an open source cognitive humanoid robotic platform

"Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century.

With the help of some of the world's leading scientific figures - including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Aarathi Prasad, Lord Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock - this five-part series reveals how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward."

Episode 01: 

 "The team showcase breakthroughs in technology and engineering that are creating a new generation of machines.

Mark Evans fuses his brain with a computer in Switzerland to test a new breed of machine.

Kathy Sykes hits the streets of San Francisco to have the ride of her life as she experiences the future of transport in a driverless car.

In Italy Jim Alei-Khalili comes face to face with a remarkable, baby-like robot called iCub, which learns like a child.

Joy Reidenberg discovers the extraordinary exoskeleton that can make the paralysed walk and give one man the strength of three.

In the Canary Islands Maggie Aderin-Pocock visits one of the world's biggest telescopes, where they're searching for new planets in the furthest reaches of the universe - planets that we could one day colonise."

#edcmooc, #Transhumanism, #opensource, #robotics, #documentary
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