Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Degraded Channel
R_Colin_Johnson   7/5/2014 9:37:13 PM
NO RATINGS
DrFPGA: Need security on these designs...

I agree. I can't think of anything a hacker would be more interested in controlling than a fully humanoid robot--just for fun or to commit a serious crime like rob a bank!

DrFPGA
User Rank
Blogger
Degraded Channel
DrFPGA   7/5/2014 6:23:36 PM
NO RATINGS
The idea of the degraded channel is a good one. In the future I want to see the ability for hackers to try and disable or take over the robot via the communications channel. Need security on these designs...

markwdalton
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Why communications channel?
markwdalton   7/3/2014 12:34:47 PM
NO RATINGS
A common reasons for not relying on voice are:

    - Variance in voice recognition (accents, etc.)

    - Issues of interference in the voice (various noises)

    - Distance from the robot (that means a human needs

      to be right next to the robot to be heard).

Remote commands are simpler, easier to have clarity,

simpler to recognize/follow without errors.

 

Think of it has the robot may be in a remote location, and perhaps a hazardous location.  (For example space exploration).  You would want simple commands to input remotely, and you would have intermitent communication issues and longer duration communication issues.   

The robots still need to react to their surroundings.. (Balance, unforseen obstacles, falling, terrain, perhaps even damage like another robot running into them).

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Why communications channel?
R_Colin_Johnson   6/29/2014 12:01:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, there are many legal hurdles to clear--some of them the same or similar to the driverless car--but I predict that by the time the algorithns are up to the the task, the law makers will have come to some sort of agreement with the service providers.

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
Re: Why communications channel?
KB3001   6/29/2014 11:30:07 AM
NO RATINGS
@prabhakar_deosthali, a lot of it has to do with legal issues such as liability, insurance etc. Giving a robot full autonomy throws all of sorts of legal and ethical problems.

prabhakar_deosthali
User Rank
CEO
Why communications channel?
prabhakar_deosthali   6/29/2014 6:49:19 AM
NO RATINGS
Why can't a Robot be made which does not need operator commands. It should be able to respond to external stimulus like voice, sound and touch the way a human reacts to the external envoronment.

Thus the robot hsould be able to excute voice commands given to it, or visual signals and touch to negotiate its path and so on.

 

This will eliminate the need for any kind of electrical communications channel betwwen the robot and the operator.

 

Just a layman's doubt!

R_Colin_Johnson
User Rank
Blogger
Re: We need this...
R_Colin_Johnson   6/28/2014 8:50:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes DARPA is once again pushing the envelop of technology and with company aflush with cash, like Google snapping up the winner of the preliminary trials, it may not take as long as we think

KB3001
User Rank
CEO
We need this...
KB3001   6/28/2014 6:43:04 PM
NO RATINGS
With ageing populations, health and independent living applications alone will push for major breakthroughs in robotics.



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max Maxfield
17 comments
I just received an email from my chum Javi in Spain. "Have you heard about Voltera (VolteraInc.com)? It's a Canadian company that is going to offer desktop-size PCB printers for fast ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...