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Robotic Assistats for the Elderly - Interview With Cory-Ann Smarr
2012-11-14 15:05:39

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Throughout the last few decades, advances in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence have plucked high-tech robots from the reverie of science fiction and placed them squarely in the real world. As technology has progressed, robots have been entrusted with an ever-expanding set of job responsibilities, including carrying soldiers into and out of battle zones, assembling automobiles and even fighting fires. As these marvels...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Moves Forward
2012-10-25 06:37:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on Wednesday some of the top teams that will compete in its $2 million contest to create robots that can be used to assist in natural disasters and other emergencies. “Robot enthusiasts, the time has come. The “DARPA Robotics Challenge” (DRC) begins today. Will you be part of it?” the agency said as it kicked off the initiative. The DRC was...

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2012-08-02 22:10:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If your boss wasn't already intimidating enough, Microsoft is coming up with a solution to turn him or her into a robot. Microsoft is developing a robot that can act as a virtual presence for a boss who is absent from the office, thus putting an end to those who live out the saying "when the cat's away, the mice will play." The robot will be equipped with a pair of cameras, a high-definition display and wheels. It will be controlled...

2012-04-27 11:35:20

NSF invites journalists to "Sneak Peek Friday" on April 27 to preview festival to be held in Washington, D.C.'s Convention Center this weekend The National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase a broad range of NSF-funded projects at this year's USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Washington Convention Center this weekend. The 16 projects exhibited reflect the diverse research NSF supports across all fields of science and engineering, and provides a glimpse of the knowledge,...

Could Robots Be Blamed For Mistakes On The Battlefield?
2012-04-23 12:14:41

[ Watch the Video ] As militaries develop autonomous robotic warriors to replace humans on the battlefield, new ethical questions emerge. If a robot in combat has a hardware malfunction or programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it? Some argue that robots do not have free will and therefore cannot be held morally accountable for their actions. But UW psychologists are finding that people don't have such a...

2011-08-17 00:00:31

Kinea Design and Scott Technology today jointly announced that they have been selected by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) to develop and commercialize HookAssist, the world's first beef boning collaborative robot. The HookAssist co-robot works collaboratively with operators to amplify "“ not replace -- human effort. The innovation, in trials now with one of the world's largest meat companies, is aimed at increasing yield and productivity, reducing workplace injuries, and...

2011-05-06 00:13:33

Urban search and rescue (USAR) task forces are essential for locating, stabilizing, and extricating people who become trapped in confined spaces following a catastrophic event. Sometimes the search area is too unstable for a live rescue team, so rescuers have turned to robots wielding video cameras. Most recently, the USAR robots have been employed by rescuers following the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami. The rescuers control, or teleoperate, from a safe location. Teleoperation...

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2011-03-09 09:55:00

For people, being touched can initiate many different reactions from comfort to discomfort, from intimacy to aggression. But how might people react if they were touched by a robot? Would they recoil, or would they take it in stride? In an initial study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found people generally had a positive response toward being touched by a robotic nurse, but that their perception of the robot's intent made a significant difference. The research is being...

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2011-03-08 10:27:36

Getting someone's attention can be easy with a loud noise or a shout, but what if the situation calls for a little more tact? How can a robot use subtle cues to attract a human's notice and tell when it has captured it? In a preliminary study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short. The research is being presented today at the Human-Robot Interaction conference in...

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2011-03-07 11:05:45

When people communicate, the way they move has as much to do with what they're saying as the words that come out of their mouths. But what about when robots communicate with people? How can robots use non-verbal communication to interact more naturally with humans? Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that when robots move in a more human-like fashion, with one movement leading into the next, that people can not only better recognize what the robot is doing, but they can...


Latest Human-robot interaction Reference Libraries

International Journal of Humanoid Robotics
2012-04-29 20:56:09

The International Journal of Humanoid Robotics is scientific journal established in 2004 and published by World Scientific. It covers the development of intelligent humanoid robots, both theoretical and practical in nature, with an emphasis on future projections. Areas covered include: Design, Mental Architecture, Kinematics, Visual Perception and Human-Robot Interaction. Editors-in-Chief of the journal are Ming Xie (School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological...

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