If you’re looking for a good read about robotics and how it will impact our future, then check out Professor Oriollo Robotics Books. The premise of the book is that robotics engineers will need to continue to find ways to innovate in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century. This book looks at three areas of current Robotic concerns. These are autonomy, dexterity, and adaptability. With these three areas taken into consideration it’s easy to see why there is so much research being done in this area.
In the book, Professor Oriollo looks at the implications between the United States military’s unmanned aerial vehicles, and China’s MAVs. He also has a look at General Motors and Carnegie Mellon University’s robotic project. In the future we may have humanoids in robotic exteriors, and Professor Oriollo and his think tank colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University are trying to figure out how humans will interact with these artificially intelligent robotic androids. This book is a look at the future of robotic innovation.
Of course, we can look back on the past and see the forerunner of the future robotics innovations that Professor Oriollo pointed out in his book. One of these is the US military MRO or Mobile Robotic Oxygen System. The system was originally developed for the Army. It wasn’t until sometime after the Cold War that the system was sold to civilians. The system has been modified and updated, but its primary goal is still to keep the US forces highly protected from enemy attacks. A lot of attention has been given to the maneuverability of these robotic MRO’s as well as how they can detect enemy troop movements.
Another innovative robotic creation came from DARPA with its Aerosol Robotic Project. This project sought to build a vehicle that could remove tree leaves and other organic debris out of the air and into a receptacle such as a clearing kit. Once the leaf sludge is removed, the device would automatically clear the area, thus leaving the area cleared for any future vehicles. This is only one example of how Professor Oriollo envisions the future society of robots and humans working together.
Finally, let’s talk about artificial intelligence. In this think tank discussion, Professor Oriollo brought up the issue of what will occur in a future where all the computers are connected together in what he termed a ‘ributed systems’. He explained that if all the computers in the future are not running the same programs then each computer would be restricted by its memory and would not be able to achieve the super state that is necessary for intelligent robotic androids. This is an interesting idea. The question is how will this work. Will humanity have to learn to live with their artificially intelligent robotic assistants, or will humanity be able to achieve super intelligence with their artificially intelligent robotic assistant, or will we be able to get around this problem.
Well, one thing is for sure we will have to get a very efficient software system to run these artificially intelligent robotic androids if we want them to perform certain tasks. For instance, many believe that in the future we will have to teach robots to perform speech recognition, to spell check documents, and to understand jokes. Will mankind be able to accomplish this or will it be completely impossible? And if it is impossible, how will we ever understand what our future robotic partners are thinking or feeling.
This is a very good hypothetical question and one that is worth exploring in today’s think tank. As we near the future we will see more artificially intelligent robotic assistants in our homes, in factories, in transportation, and virtually every job accessible. We must prepare for this impending future and get to the point of developing human friendly artificial intelligence before it is too late.
Is the future safe for humans? Will we be able to protect ourselves or our civilization in the future with artificially intelligent super soldiers? If we cannot prevent the future then how can we prevent the future? Will we be able to control the future? Can we do that or will we be totally destroyed along with all our artificially intelligent robotic partners in the future society? Indeed, these are very interesting questions and ones that we must discuss in today’s think tank.