News tagged with personal robot

Teach your robot well (Georgia Tech shows how)

Within a decade, personal robots could become as common in U.S. homes as any other major appliance, and many if not most of these machines will be able to perform innumerable tasks not explicitly imagined by their manufacturers. ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Robotics
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Robots learn to handle objects, understand places

( -- Infants spend their first few months learning to find their way around and manipulating objects, and they are very flexible about it: Cups can come in different shapes and sizes, but they all have handles. ...

dateSep 02, 2011 in Robotics
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Teaching robots to identify human activities

( -- If we someday live in "smart houses" or have personal robots to help around the home and office, they will need to be aware of what humans are doing. You don't remind grandpa to take his arthritis pills if ...

dateJul 19, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Robots could improve everyday life, do chores

( -- They're mundane, yet daunting tasks: Tidying a messy room. Assembling a bookshelf from a kit of parts. Fetching a hairbrush for someone who can't do it herself. What if a robot could do it for you?

dateSep 21, 2010 in Robotics
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Nexi robot: A matter of trust

( -- What can a wide-eyed, talking robot teach us about trust? A lot, according to Northeastern psychology professor David DeSteno, and his colleagues, who are conducting innovative research to determine how humans ...

dateJul 06, 2010 in Other
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