Rupert Young is creating Human-like Intelligent Robots
11

patrons

$158
per month
Robotics for the masses!

I love to create things, especially robots, and would like others to join me in a global network of builders of intelligent robots. I am passionate about understanding the most complex structure in the universe, the human brain! For many years I have been investigating how the mind works and have come across the simple principles on which the human mind operates. With my background and interest in technology I have developed a platform to replicate these principles in artificial systems to build adaptive and intelligent robots.

Conventional robotics have misunderstood how behaviour works and the real-world robots built are clumsy and stupid. I want to change that and leap-frog current technology and build a community of roboticists and supporters to develop this approach which will not only allow us to build sophisticated artificial systems but also to understand ourselves.

If you thought robotics was difficult and complicated think again. It doesn’t need complex mathematics and you don’t need a PhD. The fundamentals are quite simple and you actually do them everyday without realising.

For more technical details of my approach see my recent paper published in the Artificial Life journal "A General Architecture for Robotics Systems: A Perception-Based Approach to Artificial Life," June, 2017. The work is based upon an amazing, simple and parsimonious theory of how living systems work called Perceptual Control Theory, originally developed by the American physicist and engineer William T. Powers.

Many thanks for joining me in this great project!

I intend to make this site free for students. So, if you're a student and would like access to the site and resources send me a message directly and I'll add you to the list.

Apart from robotics I have many other interests including Salsa dancing, Tap dancing, cycling, human rights and Space. The above paper I wrote while cycling 1,800 kms (1,100 miles) down the west coast of India from Mumbai to the southern tip at Kanyakumari.

Our future is in Space. At some point I would like to form a worldwide community of Space fans to support and advocate space travel for all the people of Earth. Not just the robots!

Tiers
R2D2
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
At this first level of support you will receive,
  • undying gratitude for progressing robotics technology,
  • access to the regular patron-only robotics feed,
  • membership of a private robotics forum community,
  • exclusive early access to videos of robots and other demonstrations.
C3PO
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
As well as the above the C3PO supporter gets,
  • your name mentioned in the description of a video,
  • a follow from Perceptual Robots on twitter or instagram,
  • the power to suggest robot models to build and to vote on the direction of research and development,
  • a vote on the goals to be achieved.
Gort
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
The Gort level, in addition to above rewards, will get you,
  • access to my unique software platform. This will allow you to design and run your own robot brain control systems, all without having to write a single line of code,
  • the ability to propose technology questions that I will address in the community blog,
  • your name included as sponsor on the website in the dedicated secondary sponsor area,
  • vote on the robot hardware platform to integrate so that I can support platforms popular with patrons.
Ava
$50 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to the above rewards, as a Ava supporter,
  • you will get access to the designs of the robot systems, this will enable you to replicate the robots in your own home,
  • you will be able to join a group live chat to discuss the technology,
  • I will include you, and your logo, as a named as sponsor on the website in the dedicated primary sponsor area.
The Terminator
$100 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
At the highest level of support, for those who provide year-long support and can cover travelling expenses, I will come along to where you are to give a talk about the exciting and revolutionary way of building robots and understanding the fundamental nature of the psychology of human beings.
Goals
$158 of $500 per month
An integral part of my robots projects will be to produce high-quality videos of the robots and the talks I give for patrons to view. Although my smart phone is useful some proper video and audio recording equipment and editing software would really be needed to create good videos. Reaching this goal will allow me to purchase the necessary equipment.
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Robotics for the masses!

I love to create things, especially robots, and would like others to join me in a global network of builders of intelligent robots. I am passionate about understanding the most complex structure in the universe, the human brain! For many years I have been investigating how the mind works and have come across the simple principles on which the human mind operates. With my background and interest in technology I have developed a platform to replicate these principles in artificial systems to build adaptive and intelligent robots.

Conventional robotics have misunderstood how behaviour works and the real-world robots built are clumsy and stupid. I want to change that and leap-frog current technology and build a community of roboticists and supporters to develop this approach which will not only allow us to build sophisticated artificial systems but also to understand ourselves.

If you thought robotics was difficult and complicated think again. It doesn’t need complex mathematics and you don’t need a PhD. The fundamentals are quite simple and you actually do them everyday without realising.

For more technical details of my approach see my recent paper published in the Artificial Life journal "A General Architecture for Robotics Systems: A Perception-Based Approach to Artificial Life," June, 2017. The work is based upon an amazing, simple and parsimonious theory of how living systems work called Perceptual Control Theory, originally developed by the American physicist and engineer William T. Powers.

Many thanks for joining me in this great project!

I intend to make this site free for students. So, if you're a student and would like access to the site and resources send me a message directly and I'll add you to the list.

Apart from robotics I have many other interests including Salsa dancing, Tap dancing, cycling, human rights and Space. The above paper I wrote while cycling 1,800 kms (1,100 miles) down the west coast of India from Mumbai to the southern tip at Kanyakumari.

Our future is in Space. At some point I would like to form a worldwide community of Space fans to support and advocate space travel for all the people of Earth. Not just the robots!

Recent posts by Rupert Young

Tiers
R2D2
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
At this first level of support you will receive,
  • undying gratitude for progressing robotics technology,
  • access to the regular patron-only robotics feed,
  • membership of a private robotics forum community,
  • exclusive early access to videos of robots and other demonstrations.
C3PO
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
As well as the above the C3PO supporter gets,
  • your name mentioned in the description of a video,
  • a follow from Perceptual Robots on twitter or instagram,
  • the power to suggest robot models to build and to vote on the direction of research and development,
  • a vote on the goals to be achieved.
Gort
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
The Gort level, in addition to above rewards, will get you,
  • access to my unique software platform. This will allow you to design and run your own robot brain control systems, all without having to write a single line of code,
  • the ability to propose technology questions that I will address in the community blog,
  • your name included as sponsor on the website in the dedicated secondary sponsor area,
  • vote on the robot hardware platform to integrate so that I can support platforms popular with patrons.
Ava
$50 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to the above rewards, as a Ava supporter,
  • you will get access to the designs of the robot systems, this will enable you to replicate the robots in your own home,
  • you will be able to join a group live chat to discuss the technology,
  • I will include you, and your logo, as a named as sponsor on the website in the dedicated primary sponsor area.
The Terminator
$100 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
At the highest level of support, for those who provide year-long support and can cover travelling expenses, I will come along to where you are to give a talk about the exciting and revolutionary way of building robots and understanding the fundamental nature of the psychology of human beings.