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human-robot interaction


Why humans prefer robots as flawed as we are

The slick, seemingly flawless robots of our sci-fi dreams may not be the best kind of bots to play with our kids and help care for us when we're sick, research suggests.

By October 13, 2015


Robot appears to drop F-bomb on BBC presenters

Technically Incorrect: A BBC breakfast show ends with a goodbye to Linda the robot, but her response sounds remarkably like "f*** you." See what you think.

By September 17, 2015


Man arrested for allegedly kicking robot

Technically Incorrect: A Japanese man, said to be drunk, decided to take out his frustrations on a Pepper emotion-reading robot belonging to telecom company Softbank.

By September 7, 2015


Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear

Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?

By May 23, 2015


SociBot mirrors faces for uncanny teleconferences

This disembodied robot can identify you in a crowd, mimic human emotions, and follow you around the room with its eyes. Plus, it's programmable to display any face, even your own.

By April 7, 2014


Robots from outer space are somehow less terrifying

According to research conducted by the Ars Electronica Futurelab museum in Austria, people are much more receptive to the Telenoid R1 when told it's from outer space.

By March 27, 2013


Researchers mod computer to copycat human motions

Video conferencing helps connect people around the world, but it can also seem distant and cold. Can moving computers solve that problem?

By April 4, 2012


iRobot's Ava test-bed takes a stroll at CES

Mark Chiappetta demos iRobot's test platform for experimenting with human/robot interaction technologies.

By January 9, 2012


Geminoid clone-bot hipper than human original

The first Geminoid robot to leave Japan is bound for Europe. We suspect it will form a band of international terrorists.

By March 7, 2011


Introducing the wheelchair that can stalk

Researchers in Japan are developing a wheelchair whose camera and laser sensor enable it to track--and follow--the person next to it.

By August 13, 2010