Great grandma can soon put aside that powered wheelchair she uses to terrorize the residents at her rest home.
At the IJCAI Workshop on Robotics last month, Brian Gerkey from the open-source robotics startup Willow Garage gave a talk with the inspirational title “Toward a Robot App Store.”
Military robots were once again in the news this month with headlines like "Corpse-eating robot" (Wired), "Robot… to eat all life on Earth" (The Register), and "Sniper Bot Refuels by consuming human bodies" (OhGizmo!). Such death-dealing robotic zombies would certainly seem to make the Governator-style T-800 Terminators seem like tame puppies.
“My prosthetic grabber is from Oasis, my ocular implant is from Topshop and my maglev shoes are from Bertie. My carbon nanotube bag is from NanoWarehouse and my computer chip jewelry is from Accessorize-IC. I chose this brainwave hat because I thought it made a statement — which is what my style is about.”