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"Liquid and Solid #Brains: Mapping the #Cognition Space"

Today's SFI Seminar by Ext Prof @ricard_sole, streaming now — follow this 🧵 for highlights:

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"Why #brains? Brains are very costly...it seems like they are not a very good idea to bring complex cognition to a #biosphere that just needs simple replicators."

"I also want to explore the problem of #consciousness, which is around all the time..."

@ricard_sole Image
Two different views of #evolution:

- Stephen Jay Gould and an emphasis on #contingency

- Simon Conway Morris/Pere Albach and an emphasis on #constraints and #convergence

--> "Replay the tape with different results vs. 'the logic of monsters' & 'life's solution'" Image
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After spending the last three days as a judge for the @xprize #robotics AVATAR, here are some thoughts on the state of #robot telepresence. A 🤖 🧵
This XPRIZE challenge is for teams to build robot and operator systems that would enable a human operator to control a remote robotic avatar through a number of tasks that prove that it can see, hear, feel, and interact at a distance.
Teams had 1 hour to train an operator judge on their system and then had to sit back to watch their robot go through 10 challenges. For more details: avatar.xprize.org/prizes/avatar
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excited to release the course material (slides, lecture notes, coding+theory exercises, Unity-based simulator, ...) for the graduate course MIT 16.485 "Visual Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles" (VNAV), with topics spanning geometric vision, VIO, SLAM, 3D reconstruction, ...
2/n ... robust estimation, graph neural networks, and more.

Course material: vnav.mit.edu
Paper describing the course: arxiv.org/pdf/2206.00777…
3/n The course was created at MIT in 2018 in collaboration with @KasraKhosoussi, and with many contributors including @VassilisTzoumas , Golnaz Habibi,
@MarkusRyll , @TalakRajat , @jingnanshi , and Pasquale Antonante, among others.
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#WorldStudentsDay
A tea of five underprivileged students is set to participate in the First Global Challenge - the Olympics of the Robotics World in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 13 to 16, 2022. Image
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Rohit Sathe, Sumit Yadav, Paras Pawade and Pritam Thopate are part of the Skills@School academy at Salaam Bombay Foundation, while Nikhat is from the Avasara Foundation.
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The team was trained in advanced Robotics by The Innovation Story pro bono and provided continued support.

#TeamIndia #YoungIndia #Innovation #Robotics #TheBetterIndia
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#FAQ
Q: What is the use for the robots you are making?

#Robotics #applications vs. #knowledge
@RoMeLaUCLA
A:
Unlike industry, in academia performing research is more about generating new knowledge than a product. Thus when you see the technology we are developing, it is important to try to see the bigger picture than just its apparent direct applications. 1/3
Applications (products) are important indeed (ultimately that’s why we are doing research) but knowledge generated can be more widely applied to many more applications, often times even to areas that are not directly related the robot itself. For example: 2/3
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Elon Musk revealed the #TeslaBot today and I have #robotics thoughts.


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Am I blown away? No. Am I laughing? No.

First, the team did a good job. They came a long way in about a year(?), going from zero-to-robot from the ground up.

Also, doing a live demo without a tether (safety catch rope) is braver than people know.
Let's talk walking.

I told my lab today that I expected it to walk on stage, and it did, but I was a bit surprised how they did it.

It *seems* to use a method called Zero-Moment Point to maintain balance. It's been used in various forms since the 90's.

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This artificial skin for robots looks like real human skin and can "heal" itself as well.
#gigadgets #engineering #robotics #sensors #bionic
Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed a skin-like coating of collagen and human dermal fibroblasts for a three-jointed robotic finger. According to Shoji Takeuchi, the lead author of this study,
living skin is the ultimate solution to give robots the appearance and sense of touch of living beings.
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Practical tips for writing #robotics conference #papers for venues like #ICRA & #IROS that get ACCEPTED: a 🧵.

🙏Please retweet if useful!

Video:

#QUT @QUTRobotics @sourav_garg_ @TobiasRobotics @Stephen_Hausler
@ieee_ras_icra #ICRA2023 #AcademicTwitter Image
1) Know what type of paper you're writing: a) a robot doing better at some well known task or b) a completely new and novel task / application / area.
For a) Show your delta over previous contributions, theoretically and/or practically
For b) Sell the relevance to robotics
2) Know your context: demonstrate a detailed and nuanced understanding of the application context in which your research is situated: the more specific and up-to-date, the better
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Open MSc and PhD positions

“ I am looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated PhD (4 years) and MSc (2 years) students with expertise in #Control and #Robotics theory. The positions will be at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University
(Carleton Engineering And Design), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. - PhD applicants are recommended to have background in one or more of the following topics: linear/nonlinear control, adaptive control, optimal control, control stability, Lyapunov stability, probability and statistics,
and applied mathematics.

- MSc applicants are recommended to have background in one or more of the following topics: linear/automatic control, linear algebra & mathematics, deep/machine learning, mechatronics.
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❄️❄️❄️Sierra Nevada, Granada, South Spain🇪🇸
22nd April 2022.- 0º C
#RamboClimático
❄️❄️❄️ Valdezcaray, La Rioja, North Spain🇪🇸
23rd April 2022.- 0º C
#RamboClimático
❄️❄️❄️Casi en mayo, Maraña, León, North Spain 0º C
#Ramboclimático
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🇪🇸Y serás Feliz 🇬🇧And you will be happy 🇫🇷Et tu seras heureux🤔
Recoge las últimas migas de Libertad y derechos
#NewParadigm #Dictatorship #Transhumanism
@ERafaela6 Atrévete a descubrir en mi perfil el Libro👁️ futurista con tintes orwellianos del Siglo 21 #Vuelo_2085, escrito en 2019. Todo se está cumpliendo🔥🔥
Encontrarás la Solución👍
#NewParadigm #ChinaStyle #Dictatorship #AI #Robotics #Transhumanism #dissidence
@chafuldifornio1 Te invito a descubrir en mi perfil el Libro👁️ orwelliano del Siglo 21 #Vuelo_2085, escrito en 2019 y en el que todo se está haciendo realidad🔥🔥
Encontrarás la Solución👍
#NewParadigm #ChinaStyle #Dictatorship #AI #Robotics #Transhumanism #dissidence
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🇪🇸La Futura Reina Leonor rodeada de su pueblo #multicultural.
En 2085 cambiará mucho esta coyuntura
#Vuelo_2085⚫️🔴
@qantino17 Atrévete a descubrir en mi perfil el Libro👁️ futurista con tintes orwellianos del Siglo 21 #Vuelo_2085, escrito en 2019. Todo se está cumpliendo🔥🔥
Encontrarás la Solución👍
#NewParadigm #ChinaStyle #Dictatorship #AI #Robotics #Transhumanism #dissidence
@Guerrero_1492 🇪🇸Te invito a descubrir en mi perfil el Libro👁️ orwelliano del Siglo 21 #Vuelo_2085, escrito en 2019 y en el que todo se está haciendo realidad🔥🔥
Encontrarás la Solución👍
#NewParadigm #ChinaStyle #Dictatorship #AI #Robotics #Transhumanism #dissidence
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Other than topics, ROS (Robot Operating System) uses two more modes of communication between the independent nodes of the ROS Graph are Services and Actions. Let’s discuss more about them in this thread. 🧵

#ROS #Robotics @rosorg @OpenRoboticsOrg
Services implement a synchronous Remote Procedure Call to exchange data. The server (which provides the service) specifies a callback function to deal with the service request, and advertises the service. The client (which calls the service) then accesses the service.
Service calls are well suited for procedures that are done occasionally and take a bounded amount of time to complete. For instance, in the Gazebo simulator, robot models are spawned by calling a spawn service. ROS Service Example Application
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How ROS2 is different from ROS1, a thread 🧵
@rosorg @OpenRoboticsOrg
#robotics #ros #ros2
(1/8) DDS Middleware -

ROS1 has its own middleware. ROS2 ditched the middle and now uses Data Distribution Service(DDS), a third-party middleware that is a reliable industry standard. Image
(2/8) No Rosmaster -
Rosmaster is a service facilitating two nodes to find each other (if they wish to communicate).In ROS1, each node needs to know the presence of rosmaster

ROS2 did away with rosmaster, and nodes can find each other directly.
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Back to work for a crucial year for UK Science, Research & Innovation & my core Missions:

🌏 ScienceSuperpower🧑🏽‍🔬
💥Innovation Nation👷🏼

Here are some of the Priorities in the NewYear in-tray:

1. Horizon: continue to push for UK association, alongside a bold GlobalBritain PlanB
2. Research Ecosystem: implementing the Nurse, Grant & Tickell Reviews of the UK Research landscape to
- improve career paths
- reduce bureaucracy
- accelerate decision-making
- boost UK global strengths in attracting top talent in
science🧬 & innovation💥
3. Oversee establishment of the new UK Advanced Research & Innovation Agency (ARIA) as the UK’s “Science Satellite” to ensure the UK stays on the frontline of exploring new ways of doing new science:
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🇪🇸Cuando la Corbata te delata una vez más.
Del mismo Club*
@Pepeppon Te invito a descubrir en mi perfil el Libro orwelliano del Siglo 21 #Vuelo_2085, escrito en 2019 y en el que todo se está haciendo realidad. Y la Solución.
#NewParadigm #ChinaStyle #Dictatorship #AI #Robotics #Transhumanism #dissidence
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🟦¿Os suena de algo?
#Vuelo_2085
@goodooganing I invite you to discover in my profile the Orwellian Book of the 21st Century #Flight_2085, written in 2019 and in which everything is coming true. And the Solution.
#NewParadigm #ChinaStyle #Dictatorship #AI #Robotics #Transhumanism #dissidence
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🟥⬛️Speechless/ Sin Palabras
@thedogonthemoon Te invito a descubrir en mi perfil el Libro orwelliano del Siglo 21 #Vuelo_2085, escrito en 2019 y en el que todo se está haciendo realidad. Y la Solución.
#NewParadigm #ChinaStyle #Dictatorship #AI #Robotics #Transhumanism #dissidence
@_Skadarlija_ I invite you to discover in my profile the Orwellian Book of the 21st Century #Flight_2085, written in 2019 and in which everything is coming true.
And the Solution.
#NewParadigm #ChinaStyle #Dictatorship #AI #Robotics #Transhumanism #dissidence
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We are hosting a workshop organized by @theNAEng on autonomy today, with a wide range of speakers from academia and industry. You can join us here: ucsd.zoom.us/j/96089910170
We will also be tweeting updates throughout the day
#autonomy #AV #robotics
Dean Al Pisano: This is an opportunity for us to ask where we are in this field and how we make sure that this technology is being leveraged to ensure we advance important work.
.@PennEngineers Dean @vijay_r_kumar in his opening remarks: one key question is how to get humans to interact with machines
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/09/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/10/09/dai…
Mortality, Length of Stay, and Healthcare Costs Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Among Elderly Hospitalized Patients in the United States

academic.oup.com/cid/advance-ar…

#elderly #MultidrugResistantBacteria #InfectionPrevention #consequences #StudyReport
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/19/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/09/19/dai…
The latest chapter in a 100-year study says AI’s promises and perils are getting real

geekwire.com/2021/latest-ch…

#ArtificialIntelligence #robotics #automation #HumansVersusMachines #consequences
Chipmakers to carmakers: Time to get out of the semiconductor Stone Age

fortune.com/2021/09/17/chi…

#SemiconductorChips #automobiles #TechnologyDevelopment #applications
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/01/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/09/01/dai…
"The Unthinkable Has Become Possible" - Germany Faces A Political Revolution In 4 Weeks

zerohedge.com/political/unth…

#germany #PartisanPolitics
Probability and rationality — trickier than most people think

larspsyll.wordpress.com/2021/08/26/pro…

#probability #rationality #heuristics #judgement
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