Scientist from Wales wants his robot to carry the Olympic torch at the 2012 games

Original author: Aaron Saenz
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Each parent wants the best for their child, and it is not surprising that James Law may ask the Olympic Committee to honor his son with the honor of carrying a torch at the 2012 London Olympics. The only problem is that his "son" is an iCub robotand Lowe himself is a researcher in the computer science department at Aberyswyth University of Wales. This child-sized robot is designed to comprehend its environment in the way that kids do - to watch, listen, touch. In this video, you can see how Low and his co-workers present the iCub Associated Press. The iCab will have to carry the Olympic torch as a sign of respect for Alan Turing, born in 1912. And this torch, which will be carried by the robot, will probably become an important head of interest in artificial intelligence and robotics in the UK and all of Mankind.

The ICub at Aberyswyth University is one of several educational institutions across Europe as part of an open source robotic science study project.

“In 2012, the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing, the founder of computer science and the person responsible for breaking ciphers during World War II, will be celebrated. The robot carrying the torch will be a tribute to Alan Turing, and an inspiration for future generations of scientists and engineers. ”
- James Law, Aberyswyth University, 2011

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