16 Results for

human-robot interaction


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


Nao is first robot 'capable of emotions'

The first robot with the capacity to convey emotions and form bonds with humans has been developed by a team at the University of Hertfordshire

By August 10, 2010


At iRobot, moving way beyond the Roomba

Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman stops in on the maker of the hit robotic vacuum cleaner and learns what the company has in store for the future of military and home robotics.

By July 15, 2010


Robot avatar MeBot gives you wriggling bug body

Developed by an MIT researcher, MeBot is a small robot avatar for telepresence applications that can gesture to help convey the user's emotional state.

By March 6, 2010