Robocopter Listens And Obeys
This special Robocopter mod is a little robotic helicopter with natural language processing. Using its iPhone interface, it can "listen" to your commands, and then obey them - to the letter.
Take a look at this video from the Robust Robotics group at MIT, and marvel.
(Robocopter has natural language processing video)
Science fiction writer Philip E. High gave us a glimpse into this future in his 1968 novel
Invader on My Back. In the story, a reclusive inventor has created weaponized robotic birds with speech recognition and natural language processing:
He [Gun] ruffled his plastic feathers. "I have calculated... that the retentive capacity of my memory is now restricted to a mere 70,000 additional words - how about fixing me up with two more retentive banks?"
...Craig smiled faintly. "As soon as possible and that's a promise." Gun extended one wing, examined his feathers and said: "Many thanks."
When he had first built them, they had been crude indeed, flying mechanisms with little more than a reflex-response unit. Over the years, however, he had given them life and intelligence... They had developed into personalities and provided stimulating companions in his isolation. He had given them free-decision, apart from their business as bodyguards and all three had total recall. Gun, the golden eagle, was a compulsive reader...
MIT's robust robotics group via Bot Junkie.
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Excellent video shows a small robotic copter obeying your every command.
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