News tagged with human robot interaction

How can the smart effect help build human-robot trust?

Strategic messaging that precedes human-robot interaction can help build the trust needed for effective human-robot communication and positive interaction outcomes, according to a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, ...

dateOct 19, 2016 in Robotics
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Robots don't have to behave or look like humans

The R2-D2 robot from Star Wars doesn't communicate in human language but is, nevertheless, capable of showing its intentions. For human-robot interaction, the robot does not have to be a true 'humanoid'. Provided that it ...

dateSep 22, 2016 in Robotics
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Shape-shifting modular interactive device unveiled

A prototype for an interactive mobile device, called Cubimorph, which can change shape on-demand will be presented this week at one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers, ICRA 2016, in Stockholm, Sweden ...

dateMay 17, 2016 in Engineering
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The ethics of robot love

There was to have been a conference in Malaysia last week called Love and Sex with Robots but it was cancelled. Malaysian police branded it "illegal" and "ridiculous". "There is nothing scientific about sex with robots," ...

dateNov 25, 2015 in Robotics
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Teaching robots right from wrong

Researchers from Tufts University, Brown University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are teaming with the U.S. Navy to explore technology that would pave the way for developing robots capable of making moral decisions.

dateMay 09, 2014 in Robotics
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Robot knows who wants one for the road

( —JAMES has a head that is actually a tablet. JAMES is an efficient waiter yet only has one arm. JAMES can read your body language to know you want a drink without your saying a word. Perhaps the biggest surprise ...

dateSep 24, 2013 in Robotics report
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