July 31st, 2008
Recently, I wrote about the Big Three Auto companies and how they need to change, and change their product lines if they wanted to stay “big”. Since those columns there has been even more evidence that these companies are struggling to keep up with current realities. Additional plants have closed, the production of trucks has been dramatically lowered, the projected number of vehicles to be sold this year has been lowered and now Chrysler has gotten out of the leasing business because the resale value of the big vehicles leased has plummeted.
Earlier in the year I …
December 5th, 2006
The first interactive game we play with infants is â€˜peekabooâ€™. Once they can walk we move on to hide and seek. There is absolutely no one I know that can say that they never played hide and seek. This primitive, universal childrenâ€™s game is where we often first use our intelligence in three dimensional space to search, choose and find. So it comes as no surprise that the first step in creating life like robots would be to teach them the game of hide and seek.
Robotics is now moving from the operation of robots remotely to the interaction of robots …