It is referred to as the uncanny valley. Those who are fans of the HBO series “Westworld” or who have watched the movie “Ex Machina” may already be acquainted with the phenomenon.
ChartaCloud ROBOTTECA today announced an agreement with Curious Technologies Ltd. of Finland to offer its language learning software called ELIAS Robot Software for use with the NAO Humanoid Robot.
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have published a paper presenting the outcomes of study into interactions between deaf people and robots, in which they were able to program a humanoid—known as TEO—to interact in sign language.
ChartaCloud Robotics today announced that it has entered into an agreement with MOVIA, INC. of Bristol, Connecticut to offer MOVIA software for autism behavior intervention therapies using the NAO humanoid robot.
Human-like skin for robots, personalised synthetic voices for people who lose theirs through illness, and environmentally friendly sanitary products were among the prize-winning inventions celebrated last night at the University of Edinburgh’s innovation awards.
A team of researchers has successfully built a leech-shaped robot, called “LEeCH,” which can climb vertical walls easily.
An interface system that employs augmented reality technology could assist individuals with extreme motor impairments to operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and carry out daily personal care tasks like applying skin lotion and scratching an itch.
Researchers from KAIST, the University of Cambridge, Japan’s National Institute for Information and Communications Technology, and Google DeepMind have expressed that an individual’s understanding of how humans make smart decisions has now arrived at a crucial point in which robot intelligence can be greatly improved by imitating approaches used by the human brain when individuals have to make decisions in their daily lives.
How far will people be ready to show concern for robots? New research proposes that, under specific conditions, certain people are inclined to put human lives to risk—out of their concern for robots.
With the creation of an innovative system to bring a highly affordable option to the market, in due course, walking robots could be used in search and rescue missions or even to deliver groceries.