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Some assembly required to boost robot ratings

Robot makers may want to follow Ikea's strategy for customer satisfaction and give people a chance to partially assemble their new robots to ease acceptance of the devices, according to Penn State researchers.

dateMar 08, 2016 in Robotics
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R2D2's next assignment: hospital orderly

Meet the Tugs - a team of 27 robots now zooming around the hallways of the new University of California, San Francisco hospital at Mission Bay. They look a bit like R2D2, dragging a platform around behind them. Instead of ...

dateMar 04, 2016 in Robotics
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In emergencies, should you trust a robot? (w/ Video)

In emergencies, people may trust robots too much for their own safety, a new study suggests. In a mock building fire, test subjects followed instructions from an "Emergency Guide Robot" even after the machine had proven itself ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Robotics
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