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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...

2010-09-09 10:49:53

A robot deceives an enemy soldier by creating a false trail and hiding so that it will not be caught. While this sounds like a scene from one of the Terminator movies, it's actually the scenario of an experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception. "We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have...

2010-07-26 10:52:48

Dennis Hong is living his dreams ... literally ... in a lab filled with wacky robots "When I was seven years old, I watched the film 'Star Wars' for the very first time. It just completely blew my mind. All the robots and spaceships," recalls Dennis Hong. You never know where you will find inspiration! For Hong, a mechanical engineer, it was there, on the silver screen. "R2D2, how it moved, its locomotion, inspired me to study robot locomotion, and C3PO, the human servant robot, inspired me...

2010-06-08 09:00:00

WESTMINSTER, Md., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A General Dynamics Robotics Systems-led consortium of eight academic and corporate leaders in robotic technologies has been awarded a $63 million five-year research agreement by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to create the technical foundation supporting development of autonomous unmanned air and ground systems. This agreement also has a second five-year option worth $67 million, and a parallel technology-transition contract valued at...

2010-04-28 06:00:00

A new tool for dieters is scheduled to be released later this year, but this one actually talks to you and tells you what you need to hear. A robot, named Autom, developed by Cory Kidd, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will allow dieters to have encouraging interactions with the 15-inch-tall device, as it counts calories and provides feedback about their weight-loss progress. Autom has a unique computer inside its head that allows it to search out a human face in...

2009-07-29 15:15:14

When the legendary science fiction writer Isaac Asimov penned the "Three Laws of Responsible Robotics," he forever changed the way humans think about artificial intelligence, and inspired generations of engineers to take up robotics.In the current issue of journal IEEE Intelligent Systems, two engineers propose alternative laws to rewrite our future with robots.The future they foresee is at once safer, and more realistic."When you think about it, our cultural view of robots has always been...

2009-06-01 14:23:09

Project aims to enable humanoids to interact with people and their environment A Drexel University-led research team late last week unveiled the newest, most central member of its collaboration with a team of Korean researchers:  Jaemi, a humanoid (HUBO). Jaemi HUBO embodies efforts to advance humanoid development and enhance the concept of human-robotic interaction. The project's goal is to enable humanoids to interact with their environment, and enhancement plans include enabling the...

2009-04-27 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles River Ventures (CRV), one of the nation's leading early-stage venture capital firms, today announced that Sebastian Thrun has joined the firm as senior advisor. Thrun is a professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford University, where he also directs the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL). He also serves as a principal engineer at Google where he was a key driver behind Google StreetView. A leading expert...

2009-04-09 15:10:00

Robotics Company Provides Software for Bi-Handed and Hexapod Walking Robots CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies announced it has licensed its Actin(TM) 2.0 robotics toolkit to Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India. Actin controls and simulates complex robots with many moving parts. At Jadavpur University, the Control System Section of the Department of Electrical Engineering is establishing the Mechatronics Laboratory for advanced robotics research and...

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,...

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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