Robotics: Hephaestus does it again – Inaugural lecture given by Jean-Paul Laumond

In particular, it resonates with the sciences that take living beings, including humans, as their research objects. We can however immediately underline an essential difference: the roboticist has to make robots; the neurophysiologist, the bio-mechanical engineer or the psycho-physicist seeks to understand humans and animals. Words have their significance. The missions differ: while the former have to do, and are condemned to innovating, the latter have to understand, and are condemned to producing knowledge.

This is only a segment of his talk, for the entire lecture go:

http://books.openedition.org/cdf/540?lang=en

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