Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Paparazzi Bots

Look who’s roaming the red carpet The paparazzi bots are five autonomous robots, each standing at the height of an average human. These robots won’t vacuum your floor or take out your trash but they will play on your lust … Continue reading

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Robots and Royalty

icub meets Spain’s Prince and Princess of Asturias, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia at the Campus Party Milenio, Granada The event is being celebrated from the 12th -26th of October to mark the  the millennium of the Kingdom of Granada. … Continue reading

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Can we Love Robots?

MIT professor Sherry Turkle says no but she’s intrigued about some of the deep and meaningful emotions they can provoke in humans. Turkle stresses that although we are still very far from the point where robots are indistinguishable from humans- … Continue reading

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Busy at the Office?

Who couldn’t use the help of a  CoBot? The CoBots are being developed my Professor Manuela Veloso and her team at the CORAL (Cooperate-Observe-Reason-Act-Learn) research group at Carnegie Mellon University. Tasks are easily assigned to them through a special program … Continue reading

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ABC’s at ages as early as 1, 2, and 3?

Dom Massaro investigates how we can use technology to help children learn written language in a more inherent way Children appear to learn spoken language rather effortlessly at around 18 months through mere exposure. However, it’s a common belief that … Continue reading

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