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Trash Can Robots Interact With People So You Can Pick Up Garbage

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The Sociable Trash Box robots were created by researchers at the Interaction and Communication Design Lab at Aichi Prefecture’s Toyohashi University of Technology. The purpose of the robot trash can is to detect trash that has been discarded on the ground where people happen to be located through the use of its onboard camera and multiple sensors. Once the Sociable Trash Box robot detects garbage in an area with people, it moves around in an attempt to get people’s attention in order to get someone to place the garbage inside of it.

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A Robotic Clone So Advanced, It’ll Give You Dirty Looks

A Robotic Clone So Advanced, It’ll Give You Dirty Looks | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro’s created the Geminoid HI-2--a robotic clone of himself with programming that gives it entirely realistic body language.
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Diana Teixeira de Carvalho's curator insight, June 21, 2013 8:04 AM

You can see the video! :)