News tagged with social robots

Dutch people not in favour of humanoid robots

Most Dutch people feel that the ideal social robot should not resemble a human being too much, as is the case with robots currently being produced in Japan. People do expect a robot to have certain human traits, but the distinction ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Robotics
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Image: Reflecting on a spacecraft arrival

Cargo has arrived at the International Space Station to support approximately 40 of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will be performed during Expeditions 43 and 44, including numerous human research ...

dateApr 23, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Robotics researcher discusses robot evolution

Concha Monje is a researcher in the Robotics Lab of the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). There, she is one of the people in charge of TEO, a 60-kilo humanoid ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Robotics
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Social robotics: Beyond the uncanny valley

( -- From science fiction and academia through assembly lines and telemedicine, robots have become both conceptually and physically ubiquitous. Technologically, robotics technology has advanced dramatically since ...

dateDec 29, 2011 in Robotics feature
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Social robots helping children with diabetes

Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study.

dateNov 14, 2014 in Robotics
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