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A good introduction to most of anthropomorphic robots projects all over the world.
From the P1 to Asimo, a few pages explaining the research on anthopormophic robots at
- US JP
The first result of the ambitious, state-funded Humanoid Robot Project in Japan, HRP-2 is one of the most sophisticated robots...
The Humanoid Project
A research project involving three androids: Elvis, Priscilla and Elvina, conducted in Sweden
humanoid.fy.chalmers.se - US
Humanoid Robotics Group
A very famous part of the MIT, working on anthropomorphic robots and their interaction with
humans. Includes information about Cog, Coco and Kismet.
www.ai.mit.edu/projects/humanoid-robotics-group/ - US
Humanoid Robotics Institute
Synthesis of researches on android conducted at Waseda University.
www.humanoid.waseda.ac.jp/index.html - US JP
Intelligent Robotics Lab
Part of the Vanderbilt University, conducts research on humanoid robots, multi-robots
teams, etc. (including ISAC).
shogun.vuse.vanderbilt.edu/CIS/IRL/ - US
The Pino project is both a humanoid robot (commercialy available for research purpose) and an open software platform.
An autonomous, nearly anthropomorphic (no legs) robot, developed by NASA.
vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er_er/html/robonaut/robonaut.html - US
Research center at the Waseda University, working on intelligent machines and
www.sugano.mech.waseda.ac.jp/ - US JP
Waseda Automatic Manipulator
Part of Sugano Labs, research projects on anthropomorphic robots (including Wendy and
Hadaly) and dexterous artificial hand.
www.sugano.mech.waseda.ac.jp/wam/index.htm - US
Artificial Life Online
News and features about AI, artificial life or intelligent agents.
www.alife.org - US
A private company developing Cyc, considered as one of the most "intelligent" software
www.cyc.com/ - US
A not-for-profit research center on brain functions, this institute develops very advanced
projects, such as NOMAD, an "intelligent" robot able to learn by itself.
www.nsi.edu/public/index2.asp - US
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
A non-profit organization devoted to AI, and more precisely to the Singularity - the point in time when machines will become smarter than humans. Dense and good information about the notion of intelligence and the path that could lead to the building of a "real AI".
Rodney Brooks (personal page)
Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the MIT, and one of the most famous
www.ai.mit.edu/people/brooks/ - US
Hugo de Garis (personal page)
Involved in the creation of an artificial brain for years, De Garis coined the term "artilect" -
for Artificial Intellect, and is one of the most "explosive" AI searchers.
www.cs.usu.edu/~degaris/ - US
The director of the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, developing software
systems and computer models of high-level perception and analogical thought.
A huge website proposed by AI-guru Raymond Kurzweil. Talks, news, thoughts, articles and
Ramona, a smart chatterbot... One of the most interesting place about Artificial Intelligence
(or, simply, Intelligence) on the Web.
www.kurzweilai.net - US
Marvin Minsky (personal page)
One of the main AI-gurus. Minsky's page presents many essays and thoughts, very useful to
understand what computers' intelligence is - or will be.
http://web.media.mit.edu/~minsky/ - US
One of the most prominent pionneers, involved in AI and mobile robots since 1963.
Alan Turing Home Page
A very comprehensive site about Turing, his life, his work and his famous test.
www.turing.org.uk/turing - US
Law enforcement and war robots
Robotics at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center
Many military research projects are conducted here, notably Unmanned Air Vehicles or
autonomous monitoring robots (Robart).
www.nosc.mil/robots/ - US
Space and exploration robots
Computational Sciences Division
A division of NASA Ames Research Center, conducting research, among others, on
autonomous space robots (including PSA).
ic-www.arc.nasa.gov/ - US
JPL - Robotics
The entry point for robotics projects conducted at the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
mainly rovers (Fido) and exploration machines (Urbie).
www.jpl.nasa.gov/technology/robotics/robotics_index.html - US
The robotics division of the California Institute of Technology, involved in robotics
locomotion, medical robots and more.
robby.caltech.edu - US
Cool Robot of the Week
Every week a selection of a research robot project. A must.
ranier.hq.nasa.gov/telerobotics_page/coolrobots.html - US
A research group at University of Florida devoted to building robots powered by organic
www.eng.usf.edu/%7ewilkinso/gastrobotics - US
A company involved in the conception of sophisticated robots for domestic or corporate
users. Lines of products include dolls or telepresence robots, but iRobot is also strongly
involved in R&D with US research labs.
www.irobot.com - US
JHU Robotics Division
The robotics division of Johns Hopkins University, involved in research on many aspects of
robotics, including novel surgical instrumentation or "smart" electro-mechanical
robotics.jhu.edu - US
"By 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the
human world champion team in soccer." Both an international yearly event and a joint
project to promote AI and robotics.
www.robocup.org - US JP
The entry point of robotics and AI research at Carnegie Mellon University.
www.ri.cmu.edu - US
Robotic Research in Japan
A comprehensive listing of all universities/labs involved in robotics in Japan.
nobunaga.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~inamura/jrobres/index.html - US JP
Simon Laven Page
The most comprehensive website about chatterbots (programs performing natural language
www.simonlaven.com - US
The Loebner Prize
Official page of the Loebner Prize, which awards the best AI softwares, as far as the Turing Test is concerned.