Robots!

Gadget Guru is a short weekly radio show on World Radio Switzerland that I do with Tony Johnston.

Here's the show from January 27th, 2015:

Here's the usual set of links & videos from the show:

Our list of Pangloss Labs events so you won't miss our next robot workshop

The Open Source (hardware and software) Thymio robot from EPFL and it's programming environment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTi7DjqlGO8#t=42

The NAO robot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8-SSwKMGnY

and the much more serious and large ATLAS robot from Boston Dynamics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27HkxMo6qK0

And one of my favourite French open source robot projects, InMoov:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2L4MCFubLs

Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics:

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Have a good week, and remember that according to the original Terminator movie humanity should have been destroyed by now, so we are definitely not in that future.