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Hondaâ€™s new â€œrobot teacherâ€ can scold, smile and call roll, delighting students with her lifelike appearance.
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...
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.
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.
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...
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.