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    Artificial Intelligence

      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 ever.
      www.cyc.com/ - US

      Neurosciences Institute
      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".
      http://www.singinst.org/ - US


      Rodney Brooks (personal page)
      Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the MIT, and one of the most famous AI/robotics gurus.
      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

      Douglas Hofstadter
      The director of the Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, developing software systems and computer models of high-level perception and analogical thought.
      www.psych.indiana.edu/people/homepages/hofstadter.html - US

      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

      Hans Moravec
      One of the most prominent pionneers, involved in AI and mobile robots since 1963.
      http://cart.frc.ri.cmu.edu/users/hpm/ - US

      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

    Miniaturized robots

    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


      Caltech Robotics
      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 food (!).
      www.eng.usf.edu/%7ewilkinso/gastrobotics - US

      iRobot Corp.
      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 systems.
      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

      Robotics Institute
      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 talks).
      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.
      http://www.loebner.net/Prizef/loebner-prize.html - US

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