20 July
2007

CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, has a feature on consumer robots on their on-line edition today. It includes articles discussing the destiny and state of consumer robotics, as well as the need for investment in robotics research and the robotics industry to stay in competition.

It also has a nice bit on robot lore (i.e. notable robots from
fiction) as well as a popular robotics quiz. There photo gallery on robots from "fiction to fact" is a bit of a disappointment though: is has a lot of standard fictional movie robots, but misses several of the more exotic yet interesting ones (for example the robots in the movie "Silent Running" or Gort). It also has very limited coverage of real robots, missing all interesting research robots and all interesting industrial and military robots, which is quite a set of omissions.


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