The Coolest Robots That Will Make You Think The Future Is Now

Posted: May 22 2019, 10:57am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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The coolest Robots that will make You think the Future is now

Is the famously predicted robot takeover happening right now? Experts say that robots are getting smarter faster than expected and that we are rapidly heading to the era when robots will become more capable than humans. There is no doubt that computers are more powerful at giving us answers faster than the human brain, but there should be no concern that they will take over our world as they do in science fiction movies like I, Robot starring Will Smith.

The twenty-first century will go down in history as an age of innovation and technological advancements and robots are an enormous part of it. Artificial intelligence has truly come to light in products across the technology spectrum making Humanoid and Non-humanoid robots come a long way. Robot software development faced an amazing evolution in the past few years, thus making artificial intelligence change the world at breakneck speed.

Here are the coolest robots in the world that make us feel like the future is here already.

ASIMO

ASIMO is a bipedal humanoid robot created by Honda in 2000 and has since been continually developed becoming one of the world’s most advanced social robots. The robot is designed with advanced intelligence which comprehensively evaluates inputs from multiple sensors that are equivalent to the visual, auditory, and tactile senses of a human being. Over time, the development of ASIMO made it capable of responding to the movement of people and the surrounding situations and features the ability to run fast, hop, jump, and climb and descend stairs. It is also able to respond to its own name and recognizes sounds associated with a falling object or collision. Unfortunately, although we have said that 2019 will be the year of humanoid robots, Honda’s adorable ASIMO is announced to be no more. The company has ceased the production of the robot claiming that they want to focus ASIMO’s technology for more practical applications including nursing and road transport.

AIBO

AIBO is a non-humanoid social robot designed and manufactured by Sony. It has originally been developed in 1998 and appeared as a prototype and later in 1999 appeared the first consumer model. It features lifelike expressions and a dynamic array of movements offering a loveable behavior that brings warmth and delight to its owners. AIBO means the word” companion” in Japanese and is an entertainment robot that has the ability to interact with its human owners in many of the same ways a living pet would do. Not only that there is no fur to vacuum up, but AIBO can interact with humans in a very personal way by using its sensors to feel their affection and by developing a unique personality based on the way people interact with it. AIBO is able to learn its environment and develop a relationship with its human owners. It has recently been developed to be more advanced than ever and rumor has it that Sony is partnering with a Japanese home security company to provide new functionality to their dog companion robot.

Pepper

Pepper is another humanoid robot that is part of the first wave of intelligent machines promising to make people’s life easier. It has been manufactured by Softback Robotics and has been introduced in a conference in 2014. It was the world’s first robot that is able to recognize faces and basic human emotions and to exhibit its own feelings. The robot is designed with two HD cameras, four microphones, and a 3D sensor to monitor facial expressions and the speech patterns of the humans that interact with it. Softbank Robotics claims that the purpose of their robot was not meant for domestic use but to make people happy by facilitating relationships and enhancing people’s lives.

Sophia

Created by Hanson Robotics, Sophia robot is a human-like robot that made its debut in 2016 and has somehow become a media personality that appeared in reality shows on TV such as the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Sophia is historical to be the first robot in the world to be recognized with a citizenship. The robot has the ability to display more than 50 facial expressions, follow faces, sustain eye contact, recognize individuals, understand human speech, and to have a sense of humor. In 2018, the robot has been developed and given functional legs and the ability to walk. Sophia is perhaps one of the most famous controversies in the robotics community. A collective eyebrow was raised by the AI and the robotics community when the robot was given citizenship of Saudi Arabia in 2017 because not everybody is keen on robots being given the same rights as humans. It has since obtained legal personhood anywhere in the world.

NAO

NAO is another humanoid robot and has been developed by Aldebaran Robotics, a French robotics company that has been acquired by Softbank Group and rebranded as Softbank Robotics. It has originally been released in 2008 and had a continuous development for over 10 years now. It is the world’s leading robot used for education as by the end of the year 2014, more than 5.000 NAO robots were used in educational and research institutions in more than 70 countries. The robot is made up of a unique combination o hardware and software, as well as motors and sensors to have the ability to detect its surroundings, interpret what it has detected and activate programmed responses. The humanoid robot is able to work with autistic children and run exercise sessions in care homes. NAO has demonstrated a high degree of success in autism evaluation and therapy by using its user-friendly interface to play educational games that allow children to work on verbal and non-verbal communication, emotional intelligence, and basic academic skills.

Artificial intelligence and robots’ development has come a long way in the last decade promising not to take over our world as skeptics claim, but to make our lives a bit easier.

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