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Mar 02

Trying to get the scarf sit well was a big chore ..I wonder how Nigerian women manage their canopy

Trying to get the scarf sit well was a big chore ..I wonder how Nigerian women manage their canopy

Feb 16

Found the cap while trying to de-clutter . My head never fits comfortabnly into any cap.

Found the cap while trying to de-clutter . My head never fits comfortabnly into any cap.

Jan 31

Me being me before graduation ..

Me being me before graduation ..

Nov 22

5 Things You Absolutely Don't Want to Be When You Grow Up | Brazen Life -

I liked the bored part. Its easy to feel bored and when you haven’t tried taking on more responsibilities , you look at getting a new job as the only way out.

Aug 07

joshbyard:

Robots Developing Human-Like Senses, Abilities, and Limited Autonomy to Take On Undesirable Jobs

It may seem uncomfortably close to science fiction, but robots are moving ever nearer to having humanlike abilities to smell, feel and see their surroundings, allowing them to operate more independently and perform some of the dangerous, dirty and dull jobs people don’t want to do.
They can “smell” gas leaks, conduct underwater surveillance and even sort boxes by shape and color and toss them into the appropriate warehouse bin. Advances in sensor technology and software allow these machines to make split-second decisions without human masters overseeing them about how to follow a scent trail or where to go to next.
“They are gaining human capabilities, whether it’s smell, or touch or recognizing our voices,” said Daniel H. Wilson, a PhD in robotics and the author of “Robopocalypse” … “If they are going to solve human problems, they will have to have human abilities. Those are things that robots will have to understand if they play a role in our lives.” 
Until now, robots have had to navigate with small infrared sensors that keep them from bumping into things. Some have relied on video cameras that send images to human operators. But a new generation of robots is gaining the ability to understand voices, see objects with the same depth perception as humans and use grasping arms that have dexterity close to that of humans.
…Most robots with advanced sensing abilities are still in the experimental stage. More than toys but not yet tools, they work well in the laboratory but can’t yet handle real-world situations.

(via Robots are getting closer to having humanlike abilities and senses - The Washington Post ht This Week in Creepy Robotics)

joshbyard:

Robots Developing Human-Like Senses, Abilities, and Limited Autonomy to Take On Undesirable Jobs

It may seem uncomfortably close to science fiction, but robots are moving ever nearer to having humanlike abilities to smell, feel and see their surroundings, allowing them to operate more independently and perform some of the dangerous, dirty and dull jobs people don’t want to do.

They can “smell” gas leaks, conduct underwater surveillance and even sort boxes by shape and color and toss them into the appropriate warehouse bin. Advances in sensor technology and software allow these machines to make split-second decisions without human masters overseeing them about how to follow a scent trail or where to go to next.

“They are gaining human capabilities, whether it’s smell, or touch or recognizing our voices,” said Daniel H. Wilson, a PhD in robotics and the author of “Robopocalypse” … “If they are going to solve human problems, they will have to have human abilities. Those are things that robots will have to understand if they play a role in our lives.”

Until now, robots have had to navigate with small infrared sensors that keep them from bumping into things. Some have relied on video cameras that send images to human operators. But a new generation of robots is gaining the ability to understand voices, see objects with the same depth perception as humans and use grasping arms that have dexterity close to that of humans.

…Most robots with advanced sensing abilities are still in the experimental stage. More than toys but not yet tools, they work well in the laboratory but can’t yet handle real-world situations.

(via Robots are getting closer to having humanlike abilities and senses - The Washington Post ht This Week in Creepy Robotics)

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Nice writeup