Thread: Robots
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
Rob Watson
Location: CA
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 697
Re: Robots

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
Robots aren't artificial intelligence, they don't get "taught", really. They're designed to perform a function. I don't know if you could design a robot to do aikido in any meaningful sense. Aikido is a human thing that expresses itself within the human form. Robots don't have the constraint of that form.
So called 'expert systems' can actually learn. See google cars for an example. Your basic junk mail or spam filter uses the same methods to 'evolve' it's definitions of junk/spam to replicate a type of adaptation. If one believe robots can't learn then they need to investigate a bit more.

The only real limitation is raw computing power ... that can easily be located remotely and accesses over a wireless connetion. This is a primary driver of parallel computing (besides basic numerical simulation of nuclear explosions and weather modelling).

"In my opinion, the time of spreading aikido to the world is finished; now we have to focus on quality." Yamada Yoshimitsu

Ultracrepidarianism ... don't.
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