Robotics

Kids connect with robot reading partners

Kids learn better with a friend. They're more enthusiastic and understand more if they dig into a subject with a companion. But what if that companion is artificial?

Robotics

Robots are getting more social. Are humans ready?

Personal home robots that can socialize with people are starting to roll out of the laboratory and into our living rooms and kitchens. But are humans ready to invite them into their lives?

Robotics

Robot prototype will let you feel how it's 'feeling'

In 1872, Charles Darwin published his third major work on evolutionary theory, "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals," which explores the biological aspects of emotional life.

Robotics

New 'emotional' robots aim to read human feelings

The robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent's ability, and offer advice and encouragement.

Robotics

Handshake team is focused on human-robot interactions

(Tech Xplore)—Applause goes out to all those scientists, developers and engineers who put together robots who can grip tools, lift packages, sling pingpong balls, deliver pizzas and cut into fabric. If we are winning the ...

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