United Therapeutics founder Martine Rothblatt is challenging the limits of human possibilities and changing the way we think about love and human existence.
Almost every house in America has a microwave, toaster, refrigerator, TV and maybe a car, but someday, everyone may have their own personal robot.It may sound too Jetsons to be true, but the Terasem Movement Foundation in Bristol, Vermont,...Show More Summary
Modern robots don’t make the best conversationalists. That’s something that New York Times reporter Amy Harmon found out the hard way. She recently published her interview with Bina48, a robotic head created by Hanson Robotics based on the appearance and memories of a real human being – Bina Rothblatt. The $125,000 system was purchased by [...]
What has your S.O. done for you lately? Martine Rothblatt commissioned a $125,000 interactive robot — actually, just a robot head — of her wife, Bina Rothblatt, so that she may live foreveeeeer. A Vermont-based robotics group create...
Note: Video is after the jump because robot people aren't really people (like werewolf kids). This is a video of a New York Times reporter interviewing a wonk-eyed robot named Bina48. I've got the feeling she isn't the pinnacle of AI...Show More Summary
Bina48 is a robotic head enshrining the personality of a real woman. As a New York Times reporter learns, its chat chops are a work in progress.
The Curious London Legacy of Benedict Arnold. An American historian paid thousands of dollars to have a proper grave marker for the notorious Revolutionary War traitor. Take a walk down the uncanny valley with Bina48, a robot designed to be a “friend” with conversational skills. New York Times reporter Amy Harmon interviewed the robot [...]
Take a walk down the uncanny valley with Bina48, a robot designed to be a “friend” with conversational skills. New York Times reporter Amy Harmon interviewed the robot itself (or is it “herself”?) to see how conversational it really is. Whatever you think of its skills, the talking head comes across as creepy. Part high-tech portrait, [...]
Are you a huge fans of robots? If the answer is in the affirmative, then you will definitely warm up to the Bina48 robot easily, although the thought of talking to a realistic looking head that ends at the upper chest might be disconcerting to some. Show More Summary
Just when I thought that the New York Times interview with the Bina48 robot was the coolest thing that I was going to see today, along comes another cool video. This video, which you can watch after the jump, contains two of the most realistic dinosaur costumes that I have ever seen. As [...]
When I first saw this picture, I thought it was a female version of Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite, but with a blond wig. It is actually a robot. Needless to say, it could “make your wildest dreams come true” about sentient robots. This is Bina48, a robot that is not at MIT [...]
This is Bina48, a robot head with thousands of thoughts and emotions from a real human woman, who she's even modeled to look like. Sadly, Bina48 gets her wires crossed — pissing off the NYT for wasting their time. More »
The photo you see above is of Bina48, one of the most advanced humanoid robots around. Bina48 resides at the Terasem Movement Foundation in Bristol, Vermont, and while she doesn't exactly excel at conversation, she's far more coherent than many we've spied. Show More Summary
Say hello to Bina48, an artificial intelligence living in Vermont. Her home is in the offices of the Terasem Movement Foundation founded by Martine Rothblatt. Bina48 is intelligent enough to carry on a conversation. Bina48 is modeled on a real person named Bina Rothblatt, who is one of it’s owners and was made by David [...]
Amy Harmon of The New York Times decided to interview a robot for a piece published in the paper earlier this week. It's a very odd, yet fascinating conversation with the soccer mom hairdo-sporting robot, named Bina48, who acts and....
New York Times correspondent Amy Harmon interviews “Bina48? a robot who’s supposed to be a “digital backup” of a real person. Please make it stop. Now. [New York Times via Make:]
Talking with a robot... NYTimes National correspondent Amy Harmon sits down to talk with the Bina48 about what it's like to be a robot. The robot is a "digital back up" of a real someone... wait, did the robot say "conspire to take over the planet"? Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Robotics | Digg this!