This is a research project that began with a new product -- Lego Mindstorms Robotics System -- which led to a new kind of academic review -- of a toy -- and then to a graduate course and now the Robot Ethics Lab with an expanded robot ecology.
Our Robots Meet the Press
Some sociable robots:
BattleBricks - When Good Plastic Goes Bad Great name; source of software for remote control of multiple robots. Excellent list of types of competitions includes some cooperative tasks.
RoboCup Jr. -- Soccer for MindStorms Robots. A "smart" ball and innovative field compensate for limited MindStorms sensors.
"Positive Hacking" with Lego Robots
Ethics and Robotics in the 21st Century, The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose CA
AAAI Pathfinder Robotics Page
Bad Human Factors Designs A neat normative web site idea.
Last Edit: 11/12/02