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Terasem http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1244/all en Robot blurs biological boundaries http://addisonindependent.com/201202robot-blurs-biological-boundaries <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10695" style="width: 154px;"><a href="/201202robot-blurs-biological-boundaries"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/robot0976.thumbnail.jpg" alt="robot0976.jpg" title="robot0976.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="154" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TERASEM DIRECTOR BRUCE Duncan talks with Bina48, an android that interacts with people and gesticulates 64 different facial expressions. Bina48 &quot;lives&quot; at the Terasem Movement Foundation&#039;s headquarters in Lincoln. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> LINCOLN &mdash; In the hills of Lincoln exists a robot with a face that moves, eyes that see, ears that hear and a digital mind that enables conversation.</p> <p> Her name is Bina48.</p> <p> The unassuming android with a brown wig and pearls has been gaining notoriety since her inception several years ago. But as her creators seek to blur the boundaries between human consciousness and machines, fame isn&#39;t their primary motive.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10675">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201202robot-blurs-biological-boundaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln Bina48 technology Terasem Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:00:10 +0000 Andrew Stein 10675 at http://addisonindependent.com Robot is conversant on many topics http://addisonindependent.com/201202robot-conversant-many-topics <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10700" style="width: 151px;"><a href="/201202robot-conversant-many-topics"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/robot0987.thumbnail.jpg" alt="robot0987.jpg" title="robot0987.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="151" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BINA48 WAS COMMISSIONED by futurist and entrepreneur Martine Rothblatt. The robot’s face and personality were modeled after Rothblatt&#039;s spouse, Bina Rothblatt. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> What&rsquo;s it like to interview a robot?</p> <p> I recently got the chance to talk with Bina48, often touted as the world&rsquo;s most advanced android, or human-like robot. Bina48 currently resides in Lincoln under the care of the Terasem Movement Foundation &mdash; a nonprofit dedicated to testing whether a person&rsquo;s consciousness can be replicated in another biological or technological form.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10666">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201202robot-conversant-many-topics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln Bina48 technology Terasem Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:00:01 +0000 Andrew Stein 10666 at http://addisonindependent.com