To understand how iCub may be bringing that dream a step closer, it is necessary to know something of the history of social robotics and how iCub represents a significant methodological and technological advance. In the past it was thought that the solution to more lifelike robots lay in ever more complex algorithms and codes. The problem is that it is not easy to write a computer code to enable a robot to distinguish a cup from a saucer, or walk around an obstruction, or any of the other myriad daily tasks humans take for granted. But what if, through sophisticated motors and gears, robots could be given the equivalent of muscles? And what if they could also be given touch-sensitive fingers and other sensory equipment that would allow them to explore the world and process information via their bodies? … [Read more...] about Meet the new generation of robots. They’re almost human…
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Akshay Kumar's Role Revealed? According to the latest buzz, actor Akshay Kumar, who will be making his Tamil debut through 2.0, will play a robot in the movie. If speculations turn out to be true, then we might witness 'Chitti' the robot taking on another robot, played by Akshay. … [Read more...] about Do You Know What’s Rajinikanth’s Salary For ‘Kabali’ – A Movie Made With A Budget Of 20 Crores?
Corporate speaker, pace-bowling guru at MRF Foundation in Chennai, tourism ambassador, proud owner of one of the biggest cancer foundations in Australia... Glenn McGrath dons many hats with élan. However, it is as a pace-bowling legend that the man from the country town of Narrowmine - who went from sleeping in a caravan to having the best batsmen in the world for toast - that the recently-turned 50 (February 9) cricketer is known for. He visited the TOI office in Mumbai on Thursday and played another role, that of a Guest Sports Editor. He spoke on a range of issues. Excerpts: Glenn, what keeps you busy these days? When I played, cricket used to be the only thing to focus on. Now I have some sponsors. I do quite a bit of corporate speaking, commentating and coaching in India at the MRF Pace Foundation. I am also on a couple of boards; I have the McGrath foundation, family. So these things keep me busy. Now, I am over here in India for a couple of days, doing some stuff for … [Read more...] about Brian Lara was slightly harder to bowl to than Sachin Tendulkar: Glenn McGrath
The Miracle of San Gennaro was later codified into a thrice-yearly ceremony in which Catholic priests exhibit a reliquary containing the ampoules to the Neapolitan public. If the dried blood liquifies, it means good fortune; if it stays solid, it means disaster. In the 20th century, the blood failed to liquify in 1939 (the year World War II broke out), 1980 (the year of the Irpinia earthquake, which killed around 2,500 people) and 2016 (the year a series of earthquakes killed hundreds in central Italy). … [Read more...] about In Naples, Faith Substitutes for What Science Can’t Foresee
Van Wingerden said that animal welfare is his top priority, pointing to many design elements in the construction that are intended to make life as easy as possible for the cows such as rubber floors and poles in the stable. A small meadow of grass speckled with wildflowers grows on land next to the pontoon. Once fencing is completed, cows will be free to walk down to graze in more natural surroundings. … [Read more...] about Dutch farm floats possibilities of urban dairy production