Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Loneliest Humanoid in America

Popular Science published an article on humanoid robotics research in the US, and how it lags behind Japan and Korea. The piece explores the economic and social reasons for this divide, noting that while Americans excel at applied robotics (think military killer-bots and automated surgery), that gap is closing fast, as other nations invest heavily in basic research that will provide the technological underpinnings for the automata of tomorrow.

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