The Weekly Stripe – 08.11.19

This week’s links explore the relationship between minds, bodies and machines, through a series of links that chart the development of the fields of robots and AI.

The Weekly Stripe – 08.11.19

Alan Winfield, a British roboticist, has published widely on the idea of robot intelligence. This is an excellent, short paper setting out how we might judge intelligence in robotic form.

The Weekly Stripe – 08.11.19

In the 18th century automata, like Jacques Vaucanson’s Defecating Duck, were popular playthings, but also embodiments of a mechanistic view of the universe and bodies.

The Weekly Stripe – 08.11.19

Shakey the Robot (1966-72) was the first mobile, autonomous robot and one which was equipped with vision, capable of mapping its surroundings, solving problems, and which could be addressed in natural-language English.

The Weekly Stripe – 08.11.19

The founder of brilliant UK-based AI company SwiftKey Ben Medlock on the body as the missing link in the quest for intelligent machines.

The Weekly Stripe – 08.11.19

Taking the mind-body link to a new level through a major scientific breakthrough, this exo-skeleton allows a paralysed man to regain some mobility.