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Stickman inclinable
Le StickMan inclinable est un robot de 9 m de long, actionné par des muscles pneumatiques en caoutchouc. Les visiteurs de l’AGSA peuvent animer intuitivement le robot à partir d’un panneau de commande. Aux périodes indiquées, les personnes en ligne ailleurs peuvent chorégraphier ses mouvements et ses sons. Un algorithme d’arrière-plan anime le robot par intermittence si personne n’intervient, localement ou à distance.

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Reclining Stickman
Reclining StickMan is a 9m long robot, actuated by pneumatic rubber muscles. Visitors at the AGSA can intuitively animate the robot from a control panel. At indicated periods, people online elsewhere can choreograph its movements and sounds. A background algorithm animates the robot intermittently if no-one intervenes, locally or remotely.

ROBOTICS

ROBOTICS
Robotics is the art and commerce of robots, their design, manufacture, application, and practical use. Robots will soon be everywhere, in our home and at work. They will change the way we live. This will raise many philosophical, social, and political questions that will have to be answered. In science fiction, robots become so intelligent that they decide to take over the world because humans are deemed inferior. In real life, however, they might not choose to do that. Robots might follow rules such as Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, that will prevent them from doing so. When the Singularity happens, robots will be indistinguishable from human beings and some people may become Cyborgs: half man and half machine.