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How to distinguish lifelike robots from humans

Can you imagine being in front of an android and a human and not able to identify which one is real? Mexican researcher David Silvera-Tawil discovered, after conducting a study in Australia, that exposure to Geminoids robots ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Robotics
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Robotic worm for head surgery can cut around corners

Removing tumors from within the inner ear is a very delicate matter that typically requires surgeons to remove the entire mastoid bone. However, in the future, all doctors will need to do is cut a tunnel of 5 mm in diameter ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Robotics
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Humans can empathize with robots

Empathy is a basic human ability. We often feel empathy toward and console others in distress. Is it possible for us to emphasize with humanoid robots? Since robots are becoming increasingly popular and common in our daily ...

dateNov 03, 2015 in Robotics
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Robots help with rural elderly healthcare

Healthcare robots in the homes of independent elderly rural residents may help lessen social isolation and help with medical care, according to new research from the University of Auckland.

dateNov 02, 2015 in Robotics
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Robots at the reporting desk

If you've checked out an online news site lately, there's a good chance at least one of the stories you've read was written by a robot. The Associated Press—the world's biggest news organization—churns out almost 5,000 ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in Robotics
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Robots that teach us about ourselves

Janie, a quiet twelve-year-old girl sits at the table, her hands dropped casually in her lap. She doesn't turn to face you as you walk across the room and sit in the chair beside her. When you ask a question, she won't meet ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Robotics
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