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Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes, if they could locate people, places and objects. One way robots can “sense” what is around them is through the use of small ultra-high frequency radio-frequency identification tags.
For people, being touched can initiate many different reactions from comfort to discomfort, from intimacy to aggression.
While scientists are making slow, incremental progress in their quest to create a robot that responds to speech, gestures and body language, a more straightforward method of communication may help robots find their way into homes sooner.
A robot named â€œEl-Eâ€ that could help patients with degenerative diseases was unveiled Wednesday during an Amsterdam conference.
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- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.