News tagged with personal robot

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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'Hallucinating' robots arrange objects for human use

( -- If you hire a robot to help you move into your new apartment, you won't have to send out for pizza. But you will have to give the robot a system for figuring out where things go. The best approach, according ...

dateJun 18, 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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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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