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2013-11-26 23:32:48

The World Technology Network awarded David Hanson, Co-Founder of RoboKind, the 2013 award for IT hardware. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 The World Technology Network awarded David Hanson, Co-Founder of RoboKind, the 2013 award for IT hardware. Hanson’s robots have led the way in creating realistic facial and social interactions between man and machine. The new RoboKind R25 represents the first fully affordable social robot that Hanson has been associated with. Hanson states,...

2013-11-08 23:00:44

“The challenge in all of this,” Jeffrey Epstein remarked, who funds the project along with the Hong Kong Innovation in Technology Fund, “is to create a robotic nervous system that can perceive concepts in its environment as effectively as virtual avatars.” (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Robots are quickly evolving from direction driven machines to free thinking, non-deterministic humanoids, thanks to an ingenious group of artificial intelligence scientists from Hong Kong and Texas; and...

2013-10-18 23:19:54

The Saint Jude Retreats, an alternative drug and alcohol program, will have David J. Hanson Ph.D. as a guest on the Saint Jude Retreats Radio. New York (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 The Saint Jude Retreats Program is excited to announce that on Tuesday, October 22, 2014, the Saint Jude Retreats Radio Series will have guest host, David J. Hanson, Ph.D. on the show. The show, hosted by Executive Director, Michelle Dunbar, will discuss college drinking perceptions and reality. As well as what...

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2009-07-08 16:52:58

A hyper-realistic Einstein robot at the University of California, San Diego has learned to smile and make facial expressions through a process of self-guided learning. The UC San Diego researchers used machine learning to "empower" their robot to learn to make realistic facial expressions."As far as we know, no other research group has used machine learning to teach a robot to make realistic facial expressions," said Tingfan Wu, the computer science Ph.D. student from the UC San Diego Jacobs...

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2009-02-06 07:21:03

Albert Einstein, the world renowned scientist, has been brought back to life in the form of an empathetic robot.  The robotic, rubberized version of Einstein's head and shoulders pushes the boundaries of automation by interacting with people through emotional nuances. The robot, which features Einstein's distinctive mustache, wowed onlookers at the Technology, Entertainment and Design conference. The conference, held in Long Beach, CA. hopes to encourage entrepreneurs, scientists, and...

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2008-11-12 16:20:00

Scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) have devised the first humanoid robot that can perform the precise lip movements and facial expressions of human beings. Named "ËœJules', the robot can automatically copy human movements by capturing them with its video camera "Ëœeyes' and mapping them onto small electronic motors in its skin.  The process allows Jules' disembodied androgynous robotic head to grin and grimace, furrow its brow and 'speak'. Jules...

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2007-09-13 09:00:00

By MATT SLAGLE RICHARDSON, Texas - David Hanson has two little Zenos to care for these days. There's his 18-month-old son Zeno, who prattles and smiles as he bounds through his father's cramped office. Then there's the robotic Zeno. It can't speak or walk yet, but has blinking eyes that can track people and a face that captivates with a range of expressions. At 17 inches tall and 6 pounds, the artificial Zeno is the culmination of five years of work by Hanson and a small group of engineers,...

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2005-06-25 20:11:55

CHICAGO -- Meet the robot lobster and the android that not only smiles, frowns and blinks but also recognizes people and talks back. They're two of the spookier entries at Wired Magazine's annual "NextFest," the high-tech carnival at a Chicago convention hall this weekend showcasing futuristic, sometimes uncannily lifelike technology. "The difference between animals and robots is robots get stuck while animals squirm their way through," said inventor-engineer Joseph Ayers of Boston's...