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Dogs Could Help Roboticists Train Social Robots
2013-09-13 04:13:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gabriella Lakatos of the Hungarian Academy of Science and Eötvös Loránd University says the best things a social robot designer can do is bring their dog to work. Watching how the dog interacts with a prototype during testing could help the designers fine-tune their robots, according to the study published in the journal Animal Cognition. Lakatos found dogs react sociably to robots that behave socially towards them, even if the...

2013-08-29 08:21:08

- Campaign marks the introduction of new Honda advertising tagline: "Start Something Special" TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting September 3 Honda will launch an integrated advertising and marketing campaign supporting the redesigned 2014 Honda Odyssey (http://automobiles.honda.com/odyssey/). The campaign will kick-off with three TV spots featuring "spokescrumbs" voiced by actors Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") and Rainn Wilson ("The Office")....

Robotic Trustworthiness The Aim Of Trustworthy Robotic Assistants Project
2013-07-04 05:47:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers from the UK are working hard to ensure future robots don't go all Skynet on us and take over the world. Funded by the country's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Trustworthy Robotic Assistants (TRA) is a three-year collaborative endeavor dedicated to developing a safe and responsible way for robots to be fully integrated in our lives, such as being assistants for the elderly or disabled. While...

2013-06-17 20:20:53

Network wins three gold, four silver and three bronze awards at Creative Effectiveness, Promo & Activation, PR and Direct Show CANNES, France, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leo Burnett Worldwide won ten Lions - three gold, four silver and three bronze - during Monday night's Promo & Activation, PR and Direct ceremony held at the 60th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Five offices, including Chicago, London, New York, Sao Paulo and Sydney contributed to...

2013-05-24 23:19:02

Brand Direct Response Advertising Agency, Atomic Direct receives Gold Communicator Award just as the company releases two new product campaigns Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 The International Academy of the Visual Arts has announced the winners for the 19th annual Communicator Awards; awarding Gold to brand DRTV Advertising Agency Atomic Direct for its fall 2012 Kobalt Tools Campaign. Along with announcing this award, Atomic has also announced the release of two new campaigns. Of the...

2013-05-09 23:47:56

Position sensors allow humanoid robot to move and respond like a child. Southington, CT (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Motion experts at The Baumer Group began working closely with scholars from the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab) at the University of Zurich In June of 2012 to design and create the first humanoid robot that moves, acts and responds like a human being. Nine months later, “Roboy” was born and introduced to the world at Robots on Tour in Zurich, Switzerland, on...

Smart Objects May Soon Start Talking And Interacting With Humans
2013-05-01 13:06:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Penn State researchers say as people keep embracing smart devices, society will begin to accept other, stranger objects such as talking tissue boxes. The researchers said at the 2013 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2013) that the next phase of smart objects is that these devices will start talking and interacting with humans. They want to determine the best ways for objects to communicate with humans...

2013-04-01 16:20:13

Diamond and Platinum Wins in Digital Marketing, Website Design, Mobile Media, and Internet Trainer BURLINGTON, Vt., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealer.com, a leading provider of digital marketing and operational products and services for the automotive industry, received four awards in Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine's 2013 Dealers' Choice Awards - two Diamond Awards for Digital Marketing and Website Design; and two Platinum Awards for Mobile Media and Internet Trainer. Dealer.com...

2013-03-20 16:24:29

AGENCY NETWORK WINNER LEO BURNETT TAKES HOME 17 AWARDS HONORING WORK ACROSS SIX OFFICES WORLDWIDE NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 International ANDY Awards, now in its 49(th) year, announced this year's winners for outstanding creative accomplishment. The global advertising show's most prestigious honor, The GRANDY, has been awarded to R/GA and Nike+ for their innovative user experience design for the Nike+ FuelBand in the Mobile or Wireless Campaign category, in...

Robot Being Taught Language Through Artificial Neuronal Network
2013-02-20 05:05:12

[ Watch the Video: Simplified Brain Allows iCub Robot To Learn Language ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Robots aren´t actually “taught” but rather are programmed. There have been attempts to create a system that can allow robots to “learn” but it is still a matter of essentially programming the new skills. However, a new artificial brain system could enable robots to learn language, which could very well be the key to teaching...