Mark Miller building better robots

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“Why is there a serious lack of humanoid research… in the US?” Mark Miller asks. Not content simply to complain, Miller’s doing something about it. His workshop is full of androids in varying stages of function, but his active baby is “Amy”, a four-foot tall bot that he develops on a mostly daily basis. He logs his development experiences whether positive or negative, and is self-taught. “I am not attempting to replace people in the workforce, or take away jobs,” Miller says, “but to add quality to their lives by allowing some of the everyday tasks to be done by a machine. We have very short life spans, and should have as much time as possible doing what we want to do.” [GT]

The android man (via Gadget Lab)

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