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telenoid

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Toshiba's new robot can speak in sign language

Toshiba has unveiled Aiko Chihira, a humanoid robot that can communicate using sign language.

By October 8, 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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World's first android newscasters unveiled in Japan

The fascination with weird and wonderful robots at the Android: What is a Human? exhibition continues, as Japan unveils the world's first android newscasters.

By June 24, 2014

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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

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Robot wiz: Your next phone could be a Telenoid

Japan's Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro sees the day when a mini android that lets you "feel" the presence of the party on the other line could replace cell phones.

By January 24, 2011

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Telenoid R1 bot meant to be 'minimalistic human'

Robot wizard Hiroshi Ishiguro's latest creation comes with a high creep factor. But if you hug it, the creepiness goes away. Maybe.

By August 2, 2010

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Kissing potato bot lets you smooch long distance

A Singapore-based robotics company has created an egg-shaped robot that will let users share romantic, long-distance kisses.

By July 24, 2012

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You won't be the life of the party with this shoulder robot

Perched on your shoulder, this creepy humanoid brings a distant buddy into the conversation. Just don't expect to make any new friends.

By May 31, 2012

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Sweet, simple texting app lets you reach out and touch someone

Marco Triverio's Feel Me app is designed to bring the intimacy and directness of touch to text messaging.

By May 3, 2012

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Smartphone robo-cushion lets you love the one you're not with

Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro's "Hugvie" translates your caller's voice into huggable vibrations. Great for long-distance lovin' -- and maybe a new form of high-tech group grope too.

By April 27, 2012