SFI Speakers for Schools: Robots Are Invading Our Lives

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  • 1500 Leonardo Da Vinci desined a whole slew of robots
  • 1770 Mechanical Turk: Chess playing robot hoax
  • 1770 Mechanical Turk: Chess playing robot hoax
  • 1921 Karel Capek Rossum's Universal Robots - play about robots
  • 1949 Walter developsintelligent turtle robots
  • 1961 Unimate first industrial robot in use in General Motors
  • 1970 Shakey intelligent robot built at Stanford
  • Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring the surface of Mars for 6 years.
  • Predator unmanned aerial vehicle Stryket robot tank SWORDS Talon Battlefield Extraction Assist Robot
  • “ By the year 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world soccer champion team”
  • Mach bands were named after Ernst Mach who described the phenomenon in 1865
  • SFI Speakers for Schools: Robots Are Invading Our Lives

    1. 1. Robots Are Invading Our Lives DIT Applied Intelligence Research Centre www.comp.dit.ie/aigroup Dr. Brian Mac Namee
    2. 2. ROBOTS
    3. 3. ROBOTS
    4. 4. 1500
    5. 5. 1770
    6. 8. 1949
    7. 9. 1961
    8. 10. 1970
    9. 12. Robomow information available at: http:// www.robomow.com
    10. 13. ROBOTS
    11. 14. 6.5 million
    12. 15. D ull D angerous D irty
    13. 16. Industrial Robots
    14. 17. World Robotics Report 2008: Statistics, Forecasts, Market Analysis, Case Studies & Profitability of Robot Investment (www.worldrobotics.org)
    15. 19. Robots In Space
    16. 21. NASA Mars Rover information available at: http:// marsrover.nasa.gov
    17. 22. Medical Robots
    18. 23. Military Robots
    19. 24. Domestic/Service Robots
    20. 25. Entertainment Robots
    21. 26. Research Robots
    22. 27. Official RoboCup Soccer website is at www.robocup.org
    23. 29. Power Actuators Sensors Control
    24. 30. POWER
    25. 31. SENSORS
    26. 32. Show Off Scorpion Sensors Evolution Robotics Scorpion Sensor Demo
    27. 33. Why Computer Vision Is Hard Example
    28. 34. For more great illusion examples take a look at: http://web.mit.edu/persci/gaz/
    29. 35. Available here: http://www.lottolab.org/Visual%20Demos/Demo%2015.html
    30. 36. Stare at the cross in the middle of the image and think circles
    31. 37. Blindfold Experiment
    32. 38. Show Off Scorpion Sensors Scorpion SLAM Demo
    33. 46. ACTUATORS
    34. 47. <ul><li>Hitec Robot Balance Demo </li></ul>
    35. 48. Balance Experiment
    36. 52. CONTROL
    37. 54. 10cm How many degrees do the robot’s wheels need to turn to drive 10 cm?
    38. 55. 10cm d = 2.5cm How many degrees do the robot’s wheels need to turn to drive 10 cm?
    39. 56. 10cm c = π*d = 3.14*2.5 = 7.85 How many degrees do the robot’s wheels need to turn to drive 10 cm?
    40. 57. 10cm 360° = 7.85cm 45.8° = 1cm 458° = 10cm How many degrees do the robot’s wheels need to turn to drive 10 cm?
    41. 58. 10cm How many degrees do the robot’s wheels need to turn to drive 10 cm?
    42. 59. How we can we write a system to make a robot follow a line, given a light sensor?
    43. 60. Mindstorm Line Following Demo
    44. 63. Lots more information about Asimo at http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/
    45. 71. <ul><li>Asimov’s Laws </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law </li></ul></ul>
    46. 72. So, You Want to be a Roboticist Study maths, science, computing, engineering etc Just do it: Lots of robot kits you can buy cheaply today.
    47. 73. <ul><li>On our degrees in computing (DT211) and computer science (DT228) we do all of the courses to equip you for a career in robotics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robotics fundamentals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile robotics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lots of robotics based projects going on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Artificial intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image processing </li></ul></ul>Robotics is strong at the School of Computing at DIT!
    48. 75. <ul><li>? </li></ul>

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