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Pepper the emotional robot may just make you angry

Softbank, a Japanese telecommunications giant, is selling what it is calling "the world's first personal robot that reads emotions". Pepper is designed to be a highly interactive household companion and was developed by Aldebaran, the company behind the succes ...

dateJun 16, 2014 in Robotics
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Putting a face on a robot

What does the assistive robot of the future look like? It depends. A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that older and younger people have varying preferences about what they would want ...

dateOct 01, 2013 in Robotics
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Robots are marching into homes

The mechanical march of robots into consumers' lives is slowly picking up pace. In recent weeks, a handful of companies have trotted out robotic devices to do everything from chasing the family cat to dream painting. One ...

dateNov 16, 2012 in Robotics
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Robots learn to handle objects, understand places

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

dateSep 02, 2011 in Robotics
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