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human-robot interaction

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Meet the robot actor starring in a play inspired by Kafka

Up-and-coming android performer Repliee S1 stars alongside well-known French actors in a piece based on Franz Kafka's absurdist classic "The Metamorphosis."

By October 22, 2014

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Loneliness narrows the uncanny valley

Starved for a little social contact? The face of a robot or doll will seem more alive to you than to someone with a brimming social life.

By September 8, 2014

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Drop that remote: Nuance to bring voice control to home appliances

The developer of Dragon voice recognition software wants to create home appliances that respond to voice commands -- even when they're off.

By May 6, 2014

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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

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Interactive robot aids autistic kids in the classroom

A friendly robot programmed to interact and educate kids with autism is officially launched into special-needs classrooms.

By May 14, 2013

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EmoSpark AI console just wants you to be happy

An Indiegogo campaign aims to raise $100,000 to produce an artificial-intelligence machine dedicated to improving humans' happiness (and helping them around the house).

By January 7, 2014

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Children's book turns readers into 3D-printing artists

"LEO the Maker Prince" by Carla Diana inspires children to use their MakerBots to make storybook characters into their very own 3D figures.

By January 6, 2014

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Google and robots: The future just got a lot closer

Don't look for an Android-powered Wall-E anytime soon, but Google's recent move toward robotics signals a big momentum shift getting under way.

By December 5, 2013

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Robot cowboys get cows moooving on the range

Researchers set loose a real-life electric rustler to round up livestock, and say the cows fared well with their new robotic herder.

By November 20, 2013

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MIT technology makes it possible to 'be' two places at once

InForm has potential applications in education, surgical simulations, architecture, and more.

By November 13, 2013