Over the past few years we have seen notable developments in ground (e.g. humanoids and rovers), aerial (e.g. drones) and underwater robotics (e.g. ROVs). Presently, however, we are on the verge of witnessing another defining technological development of high social and economic impact; BADGER, a new type of robot that will integrate a sensor and control unit able to perform autonomous underground navigation.
A recently published short film with the collaboration of the UC3M Robotics Lab, the Office of Scientific Information (UC3M) and the Arts Center at UC3M (and the support of the FECYT, MINECO) is starring our robot Maggie. La Conciencia Dormida, The sleeping consciousness,is the title of this reflection on artificial intelligence and Asimov's laws of robotics.