According to a Dr. James Law, Astroboy iCub should carry
the Olympic torch in 2012. Not all the way, but participate in the
process. Of course all he really did was submit the iCub’s candidacy.
There’s no way of telling if a robot can participate in such a high
Oh yes, iCub? It’s a metallic toddler designed to learn from its
environment the way a baby does. To be honest, it scares us. it’s those
eyes. That face. Chucky???
Dr. Law (cool name) is a computer science professor over at
Aberystwyrth and he thinks making a robot participate in the torch
ceremony honors a certain Alan Turing. In doing so, it should serve to
inspire generations of
nerds scientists and engineers to come. Wait, Alan Turing? Sound familiar?
He’s the WW2 codebreaker and computer science whiz who created the
algorithms from which programming language is based. He’s been featured
before here in Geeky Gadgets.
The Apple logo? Persecuted for his homosexuality, Alan Turing killed himself y biting into a poisoned apple.
Source Aberystwyth University