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2009-03-11 15:55:00

Honda's new "robot teacher" can scold, smile and call roll, delighting students with her lifelike appearance.  Unlike some mechanical-looking robots such as Honda Motor Co.'s Asimo, Saya can express six fundamental emotions "” happiness, surprise, fear, disgust, anger and sadness.   These emotions are made possible since Saya's rubber skin is pulled from the back with motors and wiring around the mouth and eyes. For instance, to appear surprised Saya's mouth will open,...

2009-03-05 10:36:27

Students at a Tokyo primary school will soon be learning from the first robot teacher, a Japanese science professor says. University of Tokyo Professor Hiroshi Kobayashi has created a robot capable of teaching human students while also expressing a limited range of emotions, including anger in case of unruly children, The Daily Telegraph said Thursday. The robot is named Saya and has been under development for 15 years leading up to the scheduled school trial. The robot's 18 facial motors are...

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...

2008-10-07 15:25:00

Japanese boffins from Tsukuba University have unveiled the most realistic robot suit to date with plans to distribute it on a mass scale on Friday. Built after a real five-year-old Japanese girl using flexible silicon skin, the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) suit has 50 sensors and a series of motors to help disabled people move better. The newly developed robogirl is named Repliee R-1. Its sensors and motors combine to help Repliee R-1 move like a human more than any robot ever created....

Latest EveR-1 Reference Libraries

2013-09-24 14:14:28

An android, also known as a synthetic organism, is a robot designed to look like a human, with emphasis on realistic skin and movement. The name “android” has been used in science fiction stories in many different ways. The Oxford English Dictionary found that the earliest use of the word Android was most likely in Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia, which referred to St. Albertus Magnus’s alleged automaton as Androides. In US patents, the term first appears in 1863 referring to small...

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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).