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Robotic store greeter assists customers

In January 2015, Fraunhofer IPA presented a prototype of the "Care-O-bot 4" service robot. The charming helper is now proving its worth in the real world. "Paul" the robot has been greeting customer in Saturn-Markt Ingolstadt ...

dateDec 05, 2016 in Robotics
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A new standard in robotics

On the wall of Aaron Dollar's office is a poster for R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), the 1920 Czech play that gave us the word "robot." The story ends with the nominal robots seizing control of the factory of their origin ...

dateNov 18, 2016 in Robotics
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Crowd workers help robot keep conversation fresh

People can find a hundred ways to say the same thing, which poses a challenge to robots that are expected to keep up their end of conversations. A Disney Research team's solution is to devise an automated method of crowdsourcing ...

dateNov 11, 2016 in Robotics
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Dyke inspection robot with an innovative powertrain

Future robots that continuously inspect our dykes, don't come across an electrical charging station every few hours. Using a smart gear box for the robot, UT researcher Douwe Dresscher manages to drastically reduce the energy ...

dateNov 09, 2016 in Robotics
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