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.
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.
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.
Elemental Path and ToyTalk hope to pioneer interactive toys. But will kids and parents want Internet-connected Barbies and dinosaurs?
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.
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.
Video conferencing helps connect people around the world, but it can also seem distant and cold. Can moving computers solve that problem?
Mark Chiappetta demos iRobot's test platform for experimenting with human/robot interaction technologies.
The first Geminoid robot to leave Japan is bound for Europe. We suspect it will form a band of international terrorists.
Researchers in Japan are developing a wheelchair whose camera and laser sensor enable it to track--and follow--the person next to it.