AI's Emmy award goes to Swarmanoid robot book heist

Thanks to John Riley (BUSCA) for submitting this link from www.physorg.com:

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“Robots removing a book off a shelf? Hardly what you would consider worthy of a video award. Not unless you’re talking about a special platoon of robots known as a swarmanoid. Their book heist actually won the “Oscars” of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Video Competition 2011 last week. Spy-thriller music, a Hitchcock-like hum of mosquitoes, and a menacing whir-sound of blades did nothing to deter excitement, but the technical construct and techniques of these little snap-in, snap-out robots are interesting even without special effects.”

Read more: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-ai-emmy-award-swarmanoid-robot.html

 

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